Instant Noodles

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We lab tested nine popular brands of instant noodles, namely Knorr Soupy Noodles Mast Masala, Maggi Vegetable Atta Noodles Masala, Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Meri Masala, Top Ramen Super Noodles More Masala, Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Classic Masala, Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala, Reliance Select Instant Noodles Masala, Prima Stella Instant Noodles Fun Masala and Foodles from Horlicks Ala Masala, for fat and sodium. We also conducted a taste test based on five criteria – appearance, smell, texture, flavour and aftertaste.

What we found

  • The tastiest instant noodle brands – Knorr and Reliance – contained the highest levels of sodium.
  • Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Meri Masala scored a respectable 72% on taste and had the least sodium and fat.
  • Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala might be among the top-tasting brands – but it was the highest in fat.
  • Foodles had the second lowest sodium content, did well in our taste test (scoring 74%) and also had relatively low fat content.


  • Instant noodles are considered to be junk food. They contain too much fat, sodium and at times, MSG.
  • To make them healthier, you should add lots of vegetables. Avoid having them as main meals and eat them only once in 10-15 days. They should not be given to children below four years of age.


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