Filed under: Australia, Trident | Tags: australian, chicken, packaging, salty
Review: Upon first impressions, this bowl noodle soup is a bit disappointing. The paper lid tore upon opening, unlike the Nong Shim brand which was paper with a foil layer underneath. A plastic fork is included, but given its size (105mm with 25mm prongs) they really shouldn’t bother, as it is too little to be of any use. The single flavour sachet contains both the seasoning and dried vegetables. The texturised soya pieces give the noodles a much needed visual benefit as they really look like chicken. After sitting for the recommended three minutes, the noodles and soup give off no smell apart from the polystyrene container.
Trident are relatively new on the instant noodle scene compared to many of the well known Asian brands. This however is no real excuse, as the flavour is merely ‘ordinary’. Although the company is Australian owned, the product is produced in China from both Australian and international ingredients.
After cooking, the noodles had absorbed little of the flavour, but they did fluff up nicely after five minutes. The broth itself did have a chicken flavour however this was overpowered by the high level of salt. It is also worth noting that the broth has a lengthy aftertaste.
Ingredients: Noodles 88% Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Water, Salt, Potato Starch, Wheat Gluten Flavour Sachet 12% Salt, Dehydrated Vegetables (23%) (Texurised Soya Pieces Carrot Spring Onion), Flavour Enhancers (621, 631), Sugar, Soy Sauce Powder (Soya Bean, Salt, Maltrodextrin, Water), Turmeric Powder, Spices.