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"Cup Noodles. For the Very Best in Ramen Noodle Soup."

     "Cup Noodles" is a type of ramen noodle sold in a styrofoam cup which is used to hold the broth and noodles during cooking and consumption. Made by Nissin Foods, they used to be a Japaneese export but the noodles found in the United States nowadays are made mainly in the same country.

     Nissin Foods was founded in 1948 by Mr. Momofuku Ando and first introduced "Chicken Ramen" in 1958 which proved to be the very first instant ramen. Today, Nissin Foods produces "Top Ramen" in addition to "Cup Noodles". They offer the same flavors in both styles. Flavors offered are Beef, Chicken, Cajun Chicken, Chicken Mushroom, Chicken Vegetable, Creamy Chicken, French Onion, Pork, Seafood, w/Shrimp, w/Shrimp Picante Style, Spicy Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Hot Sauce Beef, Hot Sauce Chicken, and Hot Sauce w/Shrimp.

     Cup Noodles can be found at any grocery and most convenience stores in both the United States and Japan. They even have had a billboard in Times Square since 1996. Usually found with college kids and people who don't have a lot of time to eat.

     Ingredients listed on package of Chicken Flavor: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following: Canola Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Palm Oil), Salt, Dehydrated Vegetables (Corn, Carrot, Green Pea), Monosodium Glutamate, Soy Sauce Powder (Maltodextrin, Salt, Soybeans, Wheat), Chicken Powder, Dextrose, Natural Flavors, Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn and Wheat Protein, Calcium Silicate (anticaking agent), Garlic Powder, Spices, Chicken Fat, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Carbonate, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Carbonate, Celery Powder, Citric Acid, Turmeric Color, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Tocopherols.

     Cooking Instructions: Pull back lid to dotted line. Fill cup to inside line with boiling water from kettle or microwave. Close lid and let stand for 3 minutes. Stir well and enjoy.

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