A POT Noodle superfan reckons he has eaten more than 4,000 — while his home has become a shrine to his favourite snack.
Dean Pugh, 53, has splashed out £3,000 on merch, including three vending machines full of the rehydrated carbs.
Pot Noodle superfan Dean Pugh has spent £3,000 on a shrine to the snack in his homeCredit: SWNS
Plasterer Dean started eating Pot Noodles 30 years ago and reckons he has eaten more than 4,000Credit: SWNS
The plasterer said he initially started eating one or two at work about 30 years ago.
But he got seriously hooked when he brought some on his regular metal detecting trips — and has probably slurped one every day for the past decade.
The father of three said: “Everyone likes a Pot Noodle on the field.
“It only needs a bit of hot water – it’s better than a cold sandwich!
“The next thing you know the guys all seem to get a kick out of it, and I become the Noodle King, and they all started bringing me Pot Noodles.”
His Pot Noodle memorabilia collection includes a Chicken Korma signed by former model Caprice.
He has more than a hundred themed towels, mugs and t-shirts, even splurging £60 on an unopened Christmas Dinner-flavoured pot.
He stores all his clobber in his office at home, to the dismay of his wife Louise, 49.
Dean of Pershore, Worcs, said: “She thinks I’m nuts.”
The largest of his three vending machines, bought on eBay for £500, plays music while he waits for his noodly mix to heat up.
Dean was not put off by the fact it was pre-loaded with four pots with expiration dates of 2008 and 2009 — as he ate them for charity.
His fave is Chicken and Mushroom, and he also scours the web for discontinued varieties, like Mac and Cheese.
Dean, who has 50 different ones in his cupboard, said: “I look at the shelves at work and think, ‘Do I really eat that many?’”
The largest of Dean’s three vending machines, bought on eBay for £500, plays music while he waits for his noodly mix to heat up
He stores all his clobber in his office at home, to the dismay of his wife Louise, 49Credit: SWNS