Maggi is back! While the Maggi Instant Noodles’ comeback received a warm response on social media, there is a new player in the game.
Taking advantage of the controversial Maggi India Ban, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali noodles has sneaked into the market while Maggi is just getting back in the fray.
We bought, cooked and tasted both instant noodles.
Here is the detailed Maggi vs Patanjali comparison.
Patanjali Noodles’ Ingredients
|Noodles: Wheat Flour, Edible oil, Salt Wheat gluten, Minerals (Calcium carbonate and Potassium Chloride), Acidity Regulators and Guar gum.
Tastemaker: Hydrolysed groundnut protein, onion, chilli, garlic, coriander, turmeric, cumin, aniseed, black pepper, fenugreek, ginger, clove nutmeg and cardamom.
|Noodles: Wheat flour, edible rice bran oil, iodised salt, mineral & xanthan gum
Masala Mix: Mixed spices of coriander, Onion, Garlic, Turmeric powder, Cumin, Ginger, Red Chilli, clove, hydrated vegetables (Carrot, Peas, Beans), salt, flavour enhancers, vegetable protein, sugar, acidifying agents and thickeners.
The Patanjali noodles are made up of whole wheat and also have vegetables which make them more nutritious than Maggi.
Since we could not find Maggi Atta noodles on the stands, we had to compare it to the regular Maggi i.e. Maggi Masala.
New Maggi vs Old Maggi
Maggi, in its comeback avatar, is almost the same as the old one, but we found it a tad less spicy, just a very little bit. The old taste is still there, just that the spice does not overawe you like before.
This one does not stay on your tongue for long and even doesn’t make you salivate for a bottle of coke.
Patanjali, on the other hand, was a different thing altogether. It is not at all spicy, but actually pretty well-balanced. The best part about Patanjali is that it easy on the way down.
Maggi, as always, makes you feel a little heavy.
Both the noodles have a licence from Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). Patanjali Atta noodles state that their product is in line with the international guidelines recommending a limited intake of saturated fat, sugar and salt.
But on comparing the both we realise that Patanjali noodles have both sugar and fat content more than Maggi.
Also, Patanjali noodles have dietary fibre, iron and sodium that Maggi is lacking.
Maggi: 2 mins approx
Patanjali Atta Noodles: 4 Minutes approx
True to its name, Maggi is ready in 2 Minutes flat, while Patanjali takes a little longer to cook.
A 70 gm pack of Maggi is available for INR 12 only.
A 70 gm pack of Patanjali’s atta noodles are available for INR 15 only.
Although Patanjali’s atta noodles cost Rs. 3 more than Maggi noodle, we can’t overlook the fact that the Atta noodles by Maggi were otherwise for Rs.25. By that standard Patanjali’s Atta noodles are fair for its price.
Maggi is available in most departmental stores whereas we could find Patanjali noodles only at the Patanjali store. Maggi has a network across mountains, valleys and hills and even at the smallest of departmental stores, unlike Patanjali.
Also unlike Patanjali, Maggi can also be purchased online through Snapdeal.
Customer Care Toll-free no.: 18001031947
You can even scan the QR code given at the back of the pack to learn more about the product.
Customer Care Toll-free no.: 18001804108
The sum total – If you lust for taste, Maggi is still the one that will tempt you while if you want something that is easy to digest and a healthy choice, go for Patanjali’s Atta Noodle.