The boys love their Maggi Hot Cup. There used to be an “MSG free” version that we would buy for the boys but they stopped selling it.
Getting the boys to stop eating this has been a real challenge so what we did instead was to reduce the frequency that they were having Maggi Hot Cup and we substituted our own “Maggi Hot Cup” using:
- Air-dried noodles (most instant noodles are usually fried); and
- MSG-free chicken stock
We usually use Cintan or Vit’s Air-dried noodles. We also opt for MSG-free chicken stock. Unfortunately, MSG-free doesn’t literally mean MSG-free. There appear to loopholes for the addition of MSG to a product that can still be claimed as being “MSG-free”. I think it is sort of like how fruit juices can claim to have “no added sugar” even though it is not strictly true.
Well, it’s not perfect but at least we’ve made a step towards something slightly healthier. Choosing healthier also means slightly less convenience since we have to use kitchen utensils for preparation but I think if you want to be a little more health conscious, you do have to get used to the idea that food will never be fast and convenient any more.