Oriental foods brand Blue Dragon is spreading its wings into straight-to-wok noodles.

Owner G Costa is giving the brand the extension with two varieties - Medium Wheat and Fine Wheat noodles - being the first to get roll-outs. Both come in packs containing two sachets of noodles, rsp: 99p.

Brand manager Alison Burnside said: “We have increased our noodle range to accommodate different consumer needs. Mintel forecasts that the average cooking time will reduce from 20 minutes to 10 minutes, leading consumers to look for ever-more convenient products.

“Our new Wok Noodles will be the ideal store cupboard item as a standby for those who want to create a quick meal.”