Its like biting into a earthworm
I bought these because I'm looking to get more protein in my diet. Absolutely disgusting. Firstly, the packet instructs you to wash them before cooking... they smell so strongly like fish, its disgusting. But I thought, oh well if I rinse them well enough it should be fine... I cook them and prepare a nice meal for myself only to throw more than half of it away because it was just inedible. After the first few bites I thought they were a bit weird but still OK... But the more I ate the more I realised how wrong I was. The only way to describe the texture is how you'd imagine biting into a worm. Its slightly crunchy but still really slimy. Disgusting. And they have 0 taste. I would say they taste like water but even that is being generous! So now I'm lying here in bed writing this review because I can't stop thinking of how disgusting they are. I feel physically sick. Awful. Don't buy. There has GOT to be better options than this!!!
Great Low Calorie Alternative
Easy and quick, not the best rice you will ever have but throw in the low calorie count and it is an absolute winner.
Don't try not even for a bet.
Absolutely disgusting. Think of shoe laces if they were made of plastic bags and rubber torn of your shoe soles, that is probably considered to be a delicacy compared to this. The best alternative protein noodles is by far the Food company protein noodles, that actually is food. This is some other level of awfulness, and I've done ATM with my husband (is part of a review I'm borrowing from someone to describe the taste)
Treated well, they make a good substitute
Though expensive, I like them very much, but you DO need to drain and rinse thoroughly (at arms length) and use a tasty sauce with them. They definitely do not freeze, I tried the rice in the same way I have with ordinary rice, but it loses texture and is just unpleasant. For this reason I wish there were single portions as I don't always want it on two successive days. Wish more shapes were made too.
Low carb, NOT high protein
I bought these because I'm trying to increase my protein content, but I should have read the packet. They contain ony 20% of the protein of regular egg noodles. They are low carb, so would be better described as low carb/calorie noodles, than protein noodles. They are also double wrapped in plastic, which is totally unnecessary.
DO NOT BUY
They smell awful, they taste of nothing, and the texture is like a mixture between gristle and elastic. Absolutely vile, what a waste of money.
If I could give less stars I would. These are the most vile things I’ve ever come across. Soon as you open them it smells of fish, and no matter how you cook them it doesn’t do anything to make them any better. Rub weed and can’t chew them properly. Couldn’t even finish one mouth full so the entire dinner went in the bin. If you’re thinking of buying these, don’t just don’t.
Good price and large package
These are the best price and twice the amount of the product I was using. I think rinse them very well and add them to your sauce or stew as you are cooking. The consistency does not change even if they have been cooked for 15-20 minutes. However it does impart a bit of flavour. I can't say I would eat them if I was not on a low carb diet (protein version has fewer carbs by the way), but as I am, I am finding them a useful addition at one of the best prices I have found. However I wish Tesco would stock the rice version too.
Great substitute To keep calories and carbs low
Excellent! Using them all The time at the moment as they are super duper low in calories and low in carbohydrates if you’re trying to keep those low also. Smell fishy when you open the pack you have to really rinse them. Fry a little for a few minutes It makes them firmer and better more like noodles. Got so used to them I doubt if I’d like normal noodles anymore! The Barenaked rice is good also
It does smell like fish, but once you've drained it and washed them you can use them like normal noodles. Great alternative!