Flavor packets and crunchy noodles make a poor substitute for road salt, so it’s good that there isn’t ice on the highways of North Carolina right now. A tractor-trailer filled with cases of ramen noodles went off the road on I-95 southbound, spilling cases of noodles on the road and blocking traffic for hours. [More]
Anyone who’s ever lived through some rather lean economic times knows that when it comes time to cut back on groceries, instant ramen noodles will be there for you at a low, low price. Heck, even if you’re not struggling, instant noodles are a popular mealtime option — so much so that 100 billion units were sold last year.
Last month, we wondered about the secret space hidden at the bottom of every cup noodles. It turns out it does not house a flavor gremlin or invisible unicorn eggs. Instead, there is a very good science reason for it, which we would have known had we reviewed the exhibition guide to the Instant Ramen museum in Osaka, Japan.