NOODLES are a popular cuisine in the UK – and there's nothing better than noodles you can whip up at home in minutes.
Most of us have a packet of microwave noodles in the cupboard ready for when we want a quick lunch or snack.
But with so many oodles of noodles to choose, which ones taste the best and offer the most value for money?
Our taste test revealed the big brands don't always pack the biggest punch so you might want to consider going for a supermarket label instead, saving yourself some money in the process.
Writer and mum-of-three Lynsey Hope, 40, from West Malling, Kent, tried some best-sellers and her favourite was not the market leader most of us grab off the shelves without thinking.
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Here she reveals her favourites:
The Winner: Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles by Sainsbury's
- 35p, Sainsbury's
- Calories: 209
- Fat: 9g
- Cooking time: 4 1/2 minutes
Lynsey says: "These noodles looked thinner than the rest but they had a lovely flavour and I found them quite more-ish. The kids devoured them and we've bought lots more since.
'For 35p, these are a winner and better than the branded Super Noodles. The only downside was waiting four and a half minutes for them to cook. My best buy."
- Flavour: 10/10
- Value: 10/10
- Appearance: 9/10
- Overall score: 29/30
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