NoOodle Meal Starters ($41.70 for a six-pack)
The Promise: Low-carb noodles with zero calories aim to keep you full, leading to smaller meals and less caloric intake throughout the day.
The Experience: I heard mixed reviews about these “miracle noodles,” commonly known as shirataki noodles (made with tofu and yam) and endorsed by “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. One colleague said he loved eating them with tomato sauce, and another described them as “eating cardboard.”
The truth is somewhere in between. After heating them up, I was almost as grossed out by their slimy texture as I was curious. The NoOodle brand, thankfully, comes with its own seasoning, which helps — slightly. But if someone blindfolded me and told me I was eating one of those worm delicacy dishes from Thailand, I would have no trouble believing it.
The Verdict: Technically, the NoOdles do what they promise — you get to eat something without adding calories. Plus, anyone preparing to eat something with zero calories should view the experience with a grain of salt — and probably add some to the dish.Read the full article here.