Exotic Noods: May 2015

Today, I’ve got another unusual new box for you. Exotic Noods is a subscription that sends you “the highest quality instant noodles” and they graciously sent me a box to review. They include “unique flavors and styles from around the world”. The cost is $20 per month including shipping, but discounts are available for prepaying multiple months.

I open the large cardboard box to reveal..
Open Box

Noodles! Lots of Noodles!

JJajangmen
JjaJang Men Chajan Noodle
Servings Per Package: 2
Calories per serving: 293
Sodium per serving: 30% of your daily intake

Oriental Noodles
Oriental Noodles
Servings Per Package: 1
Calories per serving: 460
Sodium per serving: 100% of your daily intake

Japanese Ramen
Japanese Ramen
Servings Per Package: 1
Calories per serving: 350
Sodium per serving: 85% of your daily intake

Ramen bak ki
Ramen bok ki
Servings Per Package: 2
Calories per serving: 240
Sodium per serving: 28% of your daily intake

OVERALL
Full Box
Verdict:
Interesting & Fun, but not for me

Notably absent from this box was a card with a description of the products or serving/recipe suggestions. As a subscriber I always prefer some type of info card or brochure giving me a bit of insight into the products.

For the food itself – I adore noodles, but I’m not a big ramen/instant noodle eater because of the high sodium content. One of these noodle bowls clocked in at 100% of your daily sodium intake!  That being said, I know there are lots of people who love instant noodles and would like to try new varieties beyond the 49 cent cups from Walmart. I’m in the NYC metro area so I have tons of options for imported foods, but many people don’t.  So if you have a noodle obsession and no outlet for finding the unique stuff, this might be the right sub for you.

THE BACKSTORY
Exotic Noods sends “a curated selection of the highest quality instant noodles delivered to you.”

   Cost: The base subscription is $20/month with free shipping. Save on each delivery by pre-paying for 3 or 6 months.

 Featured products are only found at specialty markets and retail between $2 and $5 plus tax.  Each monthly delivery contains 4 exotic ramen products with bowls, coupons for our upcoming store, and serving suggestions.  Varied styles: udon and buckwheat soba noodles, curry and shio soups, fried tofu toppings, and more.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

4 thoughts on “Exotic Noods: May 2015

    • According to the cards they are supposed to be higher end ramen, but for me personally I’d rather just go get some takeout noodles for half the price. 🙂

  1. Errr… I can get these same Ramen bowls at the local Asian grocery stores for way cheaper than what this box is charging, total. I don’t think I’ll be subscribing to this box anytime soon, if they’re overcharging people to try food products that customers can get for a cheaper amount. :-/

  2. I’m not sure I’d go for a noodle sub box, to be honest. I am such a huge fan of ramen, but the real thing with the broth that cooks for a day or so on top of the stove. But it’s fun to try new things

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