Snack Review: Samyang Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: The company’s official site is https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/index.do

Samyang’s Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen combines the ridiculously hot flavor of their spicy ramen with powdered cheese. The result is a cheesy, burning hot bowl of stir fried noodles.

This stuff is hot, which is the worst part about it. You can’t really taste the cheese. Personally, I hold back on using the whole packet because the cheesy part is pretty good.

Overall, it’s kind of a waste to mix any other flavors along with the spiciness of Samyang’s spicy ramen. That stuff is just too spicy to be able to enjoy the taste of anything other than the spice. You either buy some cheesy ramen or you buy the spicy ramen, not both.

Score: 5.9/10

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Snack Review: Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: Official site is https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/brand/view.do?searchCateCd1=&searchMainUseYn=Y&seq=245

When I purchased this stuff, I had no idea that this was a kind of ramen that people used to make challenge videos with. I’m not a spicy food aficionado, so when I ate this stuff, the results were catastrophic. It was so spicy it made me physically ill. The good thing is that the heat does go away relatively fast, but it is really spicy. It’s spicy to the point that you can’t really taste anything but the spiciness. I don’t know why they advertised chicken flavor, but it’s not there. What’s interesting is that it’s not just the heat, the actual taste without the heat is spiciness or peppers or something.

Worth mentioning is that this is a stir fried noodle. That means you boil the noodle, empty out most of the water, then pour in a liquid sauce packet and stir fry the thing.

Overall, this is spicy challenge ramen. If you love incredibly spicy things, this is for you. Otherwise, avoid this.

Score: 6/10

Snack Review: Samyang Bibimmyun

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Details: Couldn’t find the product on the official site, but here’s the official site anyways: https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/index.do

Samyang Bibimmyun are great instant noodles. The flavor comes entirely from a liquid sauce packet. Unlike powdered seasoning packets, liquid packets require the additional step of emptying out the water before adding the sauce packet. Liquid seasoning packets also have a much shorter shelf life, usually around a year. The trade off for these minor inconveniences is that liquid sauce packets taste far superior than dry packets. The same holds true here. This stuff was great.

Score: 7/10

Snack Review: LUNA Whole Nutrition Bar

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Details: More information can be fount at https://www.clifbar.com/shop/product_line/luna-bar

The main problem with LUNA bars is that they are marketed and designed for women and I am not one. I’m sure the company would love everyone to keep buying their bars, but the label says it’s made for women. As a man, I thought the bar was okay. It actually reminded me of a cereal bar, which is fine except it’s priced as a health bar, which is substantially more than a cereal bar. Overall, the bar is fine, but Clif bars are still superior, which is ironic because LUNA bars are made by the Clif bar company.

Score: 6/10

Snack Review: RXBAR

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Details: More information can be found at https://www.rxbar.com/

This is one of the worst things I’ve ever eaten. I know protein bars are supposed to be healthy and things that are good for you are supposed to taste bad, but this was terrible. I’d avoid this like the plague and opt for the better tasting Clif bar instead. This is also usually more expensive than competing health conscious snack bars, which doesn’t make any sense since it tastes like trash.

Score: 2.5/10