San to me : Can you please clean up the bottom draw in the kitchen where you store Maggi. It is getting ridiculous!
Me to San : Not really. Let me check..
Well, what do you know. Over the years the girls have started liking my "Sambar podi" flavored Maggi noddles over Nestle's patented concoction which is a "crowd favorite", to say the least..and that means the packets of Maggi "Masala Taste maker" gets tossed at the bottom.
We have now over a few hundred of these packets!
Me to San : Don't want to throw them away. In case there is a ban on Maggi imports into the USA someday, we can still use those packets with Ramen noodles and get the Maggi flavor!
San gave me her trademark look that usually suggests "How can a guy be smart and stupid at the same time?!"
It is true that Indian rice imports got restricted to the US and two or three years ago rice went from $7.99 for a 20 lb bag to $ 31.99 !! Who knows, the US foreign policy is as fickle today as it was three years ago if not worse.
Still one will always have the Sambar podi to make noodles right? Wrong.
Here is a small table that explains why :
Noodles Tastemaker Taste
Maggi Sundar's mix Yummmmmmy
Maggi Maggi masala Yummmmy
Ramen Maggi masala Yumy
Ramen Raman mix Yucky
Ramen Sundar's mix Yuckkkkky
For now, I get to store them in the garage...