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Shirataki Noodles Review

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Shirataki Noodles are a Japanese food product that are claimed to assist women and men with weight loss. These thin, chewy noodles are translucent and low in carbohydrates. The official website states that Shirataki Noodles “have little flavor and minimal calories.” They are unique in texture and are made from Konjac flour, which is derived from Konjac plant roots that are found in China and Japan. Shirataki Noodles can be purchased through online websites like and, but are also sold in American health food chain stores such as Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. The cost of these noodles varies by vendor.

One of the primary components of Shirataki Noodles is Glucomannan (dietary fiber), which is supposed to assist with bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels and improve overall weight reduction. Although Shirataki Noodles have little flavor, they are stated to absorb flavors from other ingredients easily. These “diet” noodles are packaged when they’re still wet and are claimed to be good with other dishes. There doesn’t appear to be any specific exercise program recommended with Shirataki Noodles. Unfortunately, there isn’t a money-back guarantee offered with this food product. Shirataki Noodles are ready to eat right out of the package when you purchase them. There are no free trial samples of these noodles offered via the official website.

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Shirataki Noodles are basically Japanese noodles that may offer weight reduction benefits for men and women. This product can be found in stores like Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. Shirataki Noodles are claimed to assist with bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels and improve overall weight reduction. The key ingredient found in Shirataki Noodles is Glucomannan, which can also be purchased in supplement form. These noodles are rich in fiber and can potentially absorb lots of water. This allows the user to feel full, while consuming minimal calories. The price of Shirataki Noodles will vary from vendor to vendor.

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  • Shirataki Noodles can be easily and conveniently purchased in common specialty stores like Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace.
  • There are no potentially harmful diet drugs involved with the Shirataki Noodles diet.
  • Shirataki Noodles contain a lot of fiber, which is generally healthy for the body and can assist with bowel regularity.


  • There are no appetite suppressants involved with the Shirataki Noodles diet.
  • There is no 100% money-back/satisfaction guarantee offered with Shirataki Noodles.
  • There doesn’t appear to be any customer testimonials posted on the official website for Shirataki Noodles.
  • There are no free trial samples of Shirataki Noodles offered on the website.
  • There do not seem to be any real eating guidelines for substituting Shirataki Noodles for your typical meals.
  • Not all users may find the taste of Shirataki Noodles pleasant.


In some respects Shirataki Noodles could be beneficial to some dieters. On the bright side, these noodles offer benefits like regularity and lower cholesterol levels. Then again, it’s difficult to determine whether or not Shirataki Noodles would actually be a good choice for those striving to lose excess body fat, especially since there is a more convenient pill form of Glucomannan available for purchase. It would be nice to see some actual customer testimonials posted on the official website, along with a 100% money-back guarantee and some free trial samples of Shirataki Noodles. These could make a tasty, healthy snack but those looking for dramatic weight loss results may wish to go elsewhere.

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29 User Reviews About Shirataki Noodles

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  • 1

    Ok, so I ate them. Rinsed them very well as instructed on the package, and then mixed them with steamed veggies, and some garlic lightly fried in olive oil. Definitely filling, and after the proper rinsing they really just taste like the surrounding ingredients. I bought them again and plan to use them lots in the future. I am not sure why some other reviewers bellyached about feelng queasy, and the “uncanny” resemblance and at the same time non -resemblance with real pasta. Oh well, I guess I may be a supertaster, but I am definitely not super-sensitive. As a vegetarian, I would feel a lot queasier if I ate the meat of a dead animal. I hope you like them too’


  • 2

    I’m concerned about the safety of this product coming from Japan and Cina. Their regulations and standards are so much lower. With the nuclear disaster in Japan I’m friegtened about where this is grown!! Can they be purchased from the US or another country?


    Stephen (Editor)

    They may not be manufactured elsewhere.


  • 3

    Can anyone explain: if Shirataki noodles are high in fiber, why doesn’t the nutrition label indicate this?


  • 4

    Just received my sample pack of Shirataki Noodles. I tried the angel hair first using it with sauce and meatballs. Yes, the texture is different from pasta. I followed instructions for prep and I think I have achieved my goal of finding a substitute for pasta. It is too early to tell if the high fibre has affected my bowels at all. I am also testing it to see if I will be hungry in 2 or 3 hours. The way I see it, if I want to eat pasta (which I may as well apply directly to my hips) this can be a substitute that I can get used to.


  • 5

    The cost is $1.99 at my winn Dixie store..They are vegan, gluten free, non gmo project verified, kosher certified, cholestrol free, dairy free and sugar free with low calories and low carbs.


  • 6

    Are they Gluten free?



    Yes, they are vegan, gluten free, non gmo project verified, kosher certified, chilestrol free, dairy free and sugar free with low calories and low carbs.


  • 7

    are these noodles healthy?


  • 8

    I love miracle noodles. They taste like the Thai rice noodles except they are zero calories. I eat them with marinara sauce, with Pad Thai, and stir fry. I use the Miracle Noodle rice like fried rice with veggies, meat, etc…

    Get the sample, and be open minded. The goal is health. Your body and mind can adapt. So can your recipes!

    I love them.


  • 9

    I would like to try shirataki noodles but I have nagging doubt about the plants coming from Japan. How do we know if they are safe to eat -especially if one consumes large quantities of them?



    Japanese folks eat them in their regular diet and some live to the hundreds.


  • 10

    I have a protein restricted diet and have found Shirataki noodles to be a viable option. Sometimes I add them to ‘real’ pasta for a larger meal but low total protein.


  • 11

    I just warmed up the yam shirataki noodles. I mixed them with my favorite sauce and they taste great! Sure, they’re a little bit more chewy but not far off to being like real egg noodles.

    This will be of great help to my weightloss or anyone’s for that matter. Just count your calories and pick healthy food, like these noodles^^


  • 12

    I just discovered these noodles and I love them.



    Hey everyone, I just recently heard about Shirataki Noodles on the Dr. Oz show. I found a website that has them really CHEAP. The website is Asian Food Grocer. AND, if you purchase $25 or more, the entire order ships for ONLY $6.95. And they have all shapes, types and sizes of the Shirataki Noodles. Did anyone lose any weight eating these noodles? Let me know cuz I need to lose 20-25 pounds.



    Based on the nutrition label, you can eat as much of these noodles that you want without worrying about added calories OR carbs. My advice, based on personal experience with high fiber, is that you must remember to drink water because that makes a high fiber diet easier. FIBER PLUS WATER.


  • 13

    These noodles are a great substitute for regular pasta. AND they have no carbs (<1), sugar, calories and fat. Perhaps you might TRY them before being so sceptical? They are delicious, and healthy.


  • 14

    where in el paso tx can i bye the noodles



    in sun harvest


  • 15

    Shiritaki Noodles are honestly THE BEST pasta substitute-Ever. I eat Italian food 4 plus times a week, hence the reason why I need to lose some weight 😉
    These noodles are fantastic-hands down-if you are trying to count calories and still have an enjoyable filling good for you meal! Of course they are not ‘real’ noodles but the sacrafice is 200+ calories right? Suck it up and eat it down. You can find them at Whole Foods-they sell the tofu kind for about 1.99/8oz bag, 40 cals. I just ordered from Konjac foods online the real shirataki noodles which are NOT made out of tofu, only soluble fiber, and have 0 cals a serving. I am typing this review because in my quest to find out more about these ppl were saying, blah blah they smell, you have to rinse them, etc –people, they have 0-20 cals a serving! Can you stop complaining? You rinse them a few times, throw them in whatever sauce/veggies/cheese/butter your making them with and chow down. And throw the leftovers in the fridge and they taste even better-because it is true, they do absorb flavor and even expand slightly when heated right.

    If you are an italian eater, this is a weight loss miracle. It really is.

    Take them for what they are and ENJOY!!



    Jen? Have you lost weight with these noodles added to your diet?



    I love Shirataki noodles! I have been eating them for months now since I adore pasta. I have always loved pasta more than the average person. Forget a steak! Forget a potato! All I have ever needed was pasta. If you are like me you will love this diet. I have lost 15 pounds by using these noodles, plus a little exercise, and the ( lets me log in my calories and watch what I eat). The exercise has been great for my toning. The NOODLE has been amazing at controlling my hunger and still letting me enjoy my food. Just imagine pigging out on your favorite pasta recipe and then loosing weight because its only 100-150 calories in the meal. All because the noodle (which tastes amazing to me) is 5 calories per Kilo! I make one large batch at the beginning of the week and eat as I normally enjoy my spaghetti. Please give it a try everyone! Please consider finding it at a local Asian or International market as I do. I buy them by the Kilo for only $2.00!!! ENJOY!


    rich pross

    where do you buy them for 2 dollars a kilo?


  • 16

    Do shirataki noodles only come in tofu form?


  • 17

    Good to know, Rita, thanks! Since many vendors seem to sell Shirataki Noodles, we’re not comfortable saying that all come with a guarantee.


  • 18

    “Miracle Shirataki Noodles” do come with a 100% money back guarantee for 14 days.



    trader joes does not carry this product.



    If it does – it doesnt say so on the package??? And is it for spoiled product, or covers the taste?


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