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Real Life Diet Questions Answered

Angela Dowden
Nutritionist

Posted 18 Jan 08

Are Batchelors Super Noodles fattening or not?

Batchelors Super Noodles - are they fattening or not? The calories and fat content in dried form seem to be a lot more than served? Like 400kcal vs 175kcal.
Or am i reading that wrong? How can the dried values be so much higher than the served values? I'm confused.
Thanks in advance
Chris

Our expert says...

Hi Chris

The big difference between dry weight and served weight is due to the large amount of water you add to the product when you make it. Depending how clearly or otherwise the manufacturer states the information this can be confusing, so you need to read carefully!

In the case of Batchelors Super Noodles (taking chicken flavour as an example) the information stated on the pack is that half a pack serving is 261 calories and 11.7g fat. This means that if you make it up and then split it in half exactly so there is equal proportions of noodles and sauce in both halves, you will be getting 261 calories sand 11.7g fat.

The worrying thing is that they recommend eating the whole pack as ?a snack?. The whole lot is 522 calories and 23.4g fat which in my view is very fattening indeed for just a snack!