January 2nd, 2014 by () in Hints & Tips

zeronoodlespacket-450We’re all looking for ways to lose weight without sacrificing the food we love right? So how does noodles with only eight calories sound? Let me introduce you to Zero Noodles (you lose the eight calories through eating the noodles).

I first came across Zero Noodles in the Metro newspaper describing how the TV chef Nigella Lawson had lost weight using them. If they were good enough for Nigella then they were certainly good enough for me and given that we eat a reasonable amount of egg noodles swapping them out for zero noodles would be easy enough.

Fortunately they are easy to come by and I was able to pick up a couple of packets in my local Holland and Barratt store. The first surprise was that they weren’t dried as I expected but suspended in liquid. The second was that they were pretty cheap and were on offer.

It is claimed that Zero Noodles can be used in any way that you would normal noodles. So for our experiment we decided on a stir-fry. Opening the packet revealed a very anaemic looking set of thin and watery noodles. After washing them off they were added to the stir-fry in the usual way.

Of course having zero calories is only any good if they pass the taste test and I can say that with our family at least this is where they came unstuck – they tasted awful. They really affected the taste of the overall meal, rather than the flavours of the stir-fry it was overwhelmed by the noodles themselves and they were pretty slimy too.

So, as ever, your mileage may vary but based on our meal I couldn’t recommend them which is a great shame as they promised so much.

Tried them yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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