Those of you that visit our humble site regularly know that I don’t particularly care about the nutritional value of the food I slurp down my gullet. But lately, after starting to post the nutritional information of the instant ramen we review, I’ve started paying just a bit more attention to what’s on the label. While nobody will likely argue that instant ramen, especially instant brick ramen, is especially nutritious, I’m not sure how many people have noticed that the “Nutrition Facts” on these things is…well…I don’t want to make any unfound accusations, but has anyone in the history of instant ramen ever eaten only one-third of a pack of ramen and considered that “one serving”?
I’m not sure if all brick ramen use the same way of showing nutritional info, but a cursory glance at all the ramen in ramen HQ’s cupboards showed the same thing: that the instant ramen industry considers one pack of instant ramen to be three servings.
So what do you think? Is this way of presenting nutritional info purposefully misleading? Or business as usual?