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Worth the Youtube Novelty
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
It's worth it in the sense that its a "try it once the quell the curiosity". So if you have been curious by seeing all the YouTube challenges, just buy it and sate the sensation.
Onto taste, I was honestly expecting it to be like Top Ramen. If you do not like eastern foods, then you will not like this. It's not like Top Ramen, it has a pronounced eastern flavor profile which is honestly pretty complex but off-putting to me personally (I don't like that style of food). I was hoping for more Americanized noodles (I know, feel free to roast me). The seaweed and some herbal-spiced oil gets to me.
Onto the heat, you'll feel it. I order the spiciest stuff at restaurants for the novelty. If you are actually chewing and enjoying the meal, it's spicy but not overwhelmingly so. You will feel the burn, but you can still enjoy the meal if you have a decent tolerance. It's comparable to Bdubs Wild sauce or Wingstop Cajun.
I just don't like the taste personally. It's fun for the challenge aspect though. You'll catch people without a tolerance off-guard pretty quickly.