Maggi Hotheads Chilli Chicken Noodles: Unfulfilled Promises

Every once in a while I want to breakfast on a steaming hot bowl of noodles, a newspaper and a cup of black tea. Spying the daughter’s stash of noodles, I picked out a pack of Maggi Hotheads, Chilli Chicken Noodles, taped to a large pack of regular noodles – perhaps free with the purchase.

As enticing as the graphic on the packaging looked, I’m afraid the product tasted just as bad, or perhaps of nothing at all. One makes it as one always does – mount a pot of water, mix in the contents of the taste maker sachet, add the noodles, bring to a boil, simmer for a bit and it’s done. No surprises there. Surprising was the complete lack of anything close to chilli chicken in there, and in fact anything close to anything in there. It tasted chilli hot and that was it.

 

One would think the folks at Nestle would be a bit more careful with what they release, considering the brand’s perception has taken a clobbering all across. Then there’s the matter of the chili graphic, which is remarkably close to what Nando’s has been using for a while, and where a little more originality really wouldn’t have hurt. And then there’s the issue of 945mg sodium content within. NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE!! That’s more than half our total allowance for the DAY! In case you weren’t aware, high sodium has a significant role to play in high blood pressure conditions among other health related concerns. Then there’s the matter of my finding not a single piece, even a tiny one, of chicken. Small wonder, given that chicken constitutes about 5% of the total and chicken fat, 2%.

If you ask me, this product is a total rip off and Nestle might want to deliver a swift kick up the rear end of whoever approved this product for open market. Even worse, make the charlatan eat the nasty stuff. All said and done, Maggi Hotheads Chilli Chicken, has only chili, no chicken, no flavour, no taste, no nutrition – in short – don’t buy it.

Sid Khullar

Sid is the primary contributor to and editor of Chef at Large. A self confessed food addict who likes cooking, writing and photography… and travel, if it gets him closer to a good book and interesting food. He’s spent 21 years in varying functions of technology, leaving the field after a stint heading software research & development for electrophysiological medical diagnostics. He now applies himself to learning more about food and building food and beverage brands online for Brands at Large clients.

Sid covers Delhi/NCR for Chef at Large and can be reached at [email protected]

One thought on “Maggi Hotheads Chilli Chicken Noodles: Unfulfilled Promises

  • March 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    I Have tried the Vegetarian option they have and my review is the same! I saw the advertisement and was so excited to try it and i am so disappointed. I still love Maggi so will stick to the old Masala one.

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