B - Asia - Salty

Baby Star Ramen mini "Pork"

Oyatsu Company

Taste: 2

Texture: 4

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

Decidedly average, that's all I can say about the flavour of this bag of crunchy little noodles. It's supposed to taste like noodles boiled in a pork based broth, but really it just tastes kind of salty. It would have been nice if it had a slightly smoky flavour, or maybe something a little less salty and a little more meaty. I'm not sure how one exactly makes something taste like pork broth, but these noodles most certainly did not achieve it.

Texture wise I'm a big fan of random crunchy noodle snacks, and these don't disappoint. They're perfectly sized for munching, not too big and not too small. They have a nice little crunch that doesn't hurt the mouth, but also doesn't leave it feeling like it wants more crunch.

I always find it really hard to review a treat that just leaves me feeling blah. I can't really say anything that bad about these noodles, they were by no means gross. They just didn't have anything particular about them at all either. I'm often happier to get a treat that I don't like but find to be creative, over a treat that tastes fine and doesn't really shine.

So what I'm saying is, if you have a bag of these, you'll be fine, but there are better and more creative salty snacks in the world worth sampling.