Let me set the scene. It's around 6 p.m., you've just gotten home from work or school, and you're dead tired. So, you reach for a cup of noodles because it's simple, delicious, and quick to make. You peel back the lid, fill the cup with water, pop it in the microwave, and *happy sigh* dinner is ready!
And if that was your routine, then you may be shocked to learn that the company behind Cup Noodles, Nissin Foods, recently announced that they'll begin filling grocery stores with paper cups in 2024 — which will make the product microwavable for the first time since their US launch in 1973.
Yes. The noodle cups have not been microwave safe for about 50 years.
Many people have apparently been ignoring the warning label for the past half century, because a culture page shared Nissin's new product news on Twitter, and 42 million views later, the internet erupted in shock.
Cup Noodles will be microwavable for the first time in 50 years thanks to new cup design 🍜
I always saw my mom heat water up in a kettle on the stove, pour it in the cup, & then sit a plate on top & let them sit to cook lol. The instructions were literally on the package. 😂 https://t.co/Jos0EtLdnk