Lipton Extra Noodle Chicken Noodle Soup Review
By Jason Wagner
I’ve been eating this for years, but I thought it wise to whip up a quick batch before I rendered my final review!
Taste – 8.5/10: True, no chicken noodle soup mix will ever come even remotely close to the deliciousness that is a 8 pound chicken slow cooked in a stock pot, with root vegetables and homemade egg noodles added in the last 30 minutes, but…It would be unfair to compare these two with my review, anyway, as they’re two completely different beasts. Back on point, as far as chicken noodle soup mixes go, this is very, very good. There are plenty of noodles, the broth tastes good, not that much else to extrapolate on.
Texture – 8.5/10: Smooth, well textured noodles. That’s about it
Convenience – 8.0/10: All it takes to prepare is boiling the water, adding the mix and simmering for about 5 minutes. It’s easy to prepare, not the perfect food, but easy.
Nutrition – 6.5/10: There’s nothing nutritionally outstanding here. A good amount of carbohydrates, some protein, scant few vitamins and a moderate amount of calories per serving. Not great, but it’s food, and you’d love to be nourishing yourself with this, especially in an Armageddon, or otherwise.
Shelf Life – 5.5/10: It wasn’t made to serve as an emergency food product, so you cannot expect the same kind of longevity from this product as you would from a more dedicated nitro-packed soup mix. Now with that out of the way, I see no reason this shouldn’t remain edible for a good several years, if kept in good conditions.
Bulk/Weight – 9.0/10: Both lightweight and slim in profile. Even better, if the situation necessitates it, there’s no reason you couldn’t remove them from the boxes. These are great for storing large quantities of easy-to-prepare soup, and especially good for stuffing into your scout kit or backpack.
Stealth Factor – 7.8/10: – The boiling of the water isn’t much of a security risk, and the soup itself, especially if you water it down to stretch it, produces a light cooking aroma…nothing alarming; even better, the soup itself cooks very quickly. As I always say, anything that you have to cook can almost always be easily detected, but unless you’re deeply entrenched in hostile territory, this should be a fairly safe choice.
Final Review – 7.8/10: Lipton Noodle Soup is an excellent everyday soup mix and a good product for any kind of momentary or long term disruption of society.