12 Real Struggles Of People Who Love Maggi Too Much

21/05/2015 3:50 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Maggi Noodles Rice Mania, Chili Chow. The peas and sliced chicken sausages are my improvisation ;-) Maggi noodles have been the staple of millions of Indian households when it comes to fast-cook food. Thinking of the number of resident scholars (aka hostellers), working people and snackers who turn to Maggi noodles for the most awesome 2-minute food available is mind boggling. I've always respected Nestle's skill in making processed and semi-processed foods and the introduction of wheat flour and rice noodles (not to forget Lean Cuisine) takes that respect up a few notches. Featured chopsticks graciously provided by teemus.

NEW DELHI — With the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh ordering Nestle India to recall a batch of Maggi noodles from shops across the country, several bachelors, hostel-dwellers and young cooks have become despondent.

According to a report, this particular batch of Maggi Noodles had a high lead content -- almost 17.2 parts per million (ppm) -- nearly seven times the permissible limit. In fact, scientists also found high levels of added monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer, in the noodles.

They should have printed 'maggi is injurious to health' on the packet instead of banning it. #MaggiBan #UP

Posted by Subodh Kumar Srivastava on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

"Maggi instant noodles contained dangerous amount of lead and MSG. We had to immediately issue orders against the company," DG Srivastava, deputy inspector general of the FDA in Lucknow, told Reuters.

The social media, of course, had its own views.

Residents of Twitternation imagined how their life would change FOREVER, if Maggi was to be banned.

But if someone wants to score some Maggi, you know where to go.

Also read: How Safe Is Maggi Noodles? MSG Content Sparks Lively Debate On Everyone's Favourite Snack

Wellwishers have hoped Maggi would emerge stronger after this harrowing ordeal.

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