"Maggi Noodles” has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Whenever I was on my own for lunch or dinner, it was me and a double pack of Maggi Masala Noodles. It’s tasty and quick and certainly the most awesome thing available when you’re suddenly hungry and need a quick bite... it only takes 2 Minutes :)
But of late there’s been this advertisement that just doesn’t seem right and an advertisement has done this to me only once before. So what did I do then; I wrote about how ridiculous the Ad was and somehow they stopped airing the Ad a few days later (not that I had anything to do with it… or did I?) And once again I’m resorting to the same means to express my dislike of one of the new Maggi Ads that has been on for a few days; but not before expressing clearly that I love Maggi and over the last so many years, I’ve consumed countless packets but I haven’t fallen sick even once; so we know Maggi is safe!! :)
Maggi has been a part of our lives for 25 years now and to celebrate this, they’ve let their consumers be a part of this by contributing their Maggi stories. This particular Ad that irritated me a little was about this lady who was camping somewhere (don’t remember the name of the place… Will try and listen to that part more intently when the Ad comes on next) where it snowed and they were all hungry when they suddenly spot a store that sold Maggi and the entire group was so enthusiastic about eating it that they used the snow from the streets to cook Maggi!!!!
Now why would someone do that?? Snow from the streets??? Is that even clean? Who knows how long it has been since the snow was accumulated and what’s in it apart from snow flakes? And to add to the absurdity, the lady goes on to say ‘Woh Tasty aur Healthly Maggi humein aaj bhi yaad hai!’ (We remember that Tasty and Healthy Maggi to this day!)
We know Maggi is healthy, no doubt about that. But how does using snow from outside to cook the noodles qualify under Healthy; even remotely??