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Now that you’ve seen some of the strangest Lay’s flavors, weirdest Doritos flavors, Pepsi flavors, weirdest Pizza Hut items, and strangest Pringles flavors from around the world. We’ve rounded up ten strange Cup Noodle flavors you probably haven’t seen before. Continue reading for more.

Instant noodles were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the Taiwanese-born founder of the Japanese food company Nissin. He used Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen) as the first instant ramen noodles. In 1970, Nissin formed the subsidiary Nissin Foods (USA) Co. Inc, to sell instant noodles in the United States.

Nissin recognized that the bowls traditionally used to package instant noodles in Asia were not common in the U.S, so they used the paper cup; in 1971, they introduced instant ramen packaged in a foam cup. Originally, the product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States; this was changed in 1993 to its current name. Today, instant noodles in Japan are often sold in foam bowls, sometimes with plastic utensils. Foam bowls are inexpensive, disposable, light, and easy to hold, since they insulate heat well.

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