I'd suggest getting a few and trying them out at home! That should resolve your questions, including if you find the results edible! I find the Knorr stuff far too salty, but I am used to a low-salt diet at home.
With dried milk, be sure to mix it thoroughly in cold water before using. If any lumps are left, they will get worse during cooking.
I suspect the reason for the larger pot is to prevent boiling over when cooking noodles. But you'll find out in your home trials!
Edited by OregonMouse (11/11/17 02:33 PM)
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