Cup Noodles’ new distinct black and white package caught my eye on a recent grocery expedition…whoa…Cup Noodles Premium?! Beef Tomato flavor!? Maruchan Tomato Ramen fans just might have a reason to rejoice. I couldn’t wait to try this!
Fancy packaging aside, the “Premium” label apparently refers to the generous amount of toppings in each cup. The beef bits, carrot bits, cabbage bits, green onions, corn, green bean, and of course, tomato bits covered the surface of the noodles. The noodles were also covered with a reddish powder, probably the tomato flavoring.
I boiled some water and poured it in. Three minutes later, a veritable Cup Noodles feast awaited me.
The tomato flavoring, though light, added a nice tanginess to the beefy soup. There was also a hint of parsley in the soup. Otherwise the red-orangish noodles tasted the same as the “non-premium” Cup Noodles noodles. Frankly, besides the tomato and parsley flavors and the abundance of toppings, there really isn’t much difference.
If you’re a Cup Noodles fan, you’ll find more of it to love: more flavor and more toppings. If you don’t like Cup Noodles, the Premium version is probably not going to change your mind. Cup Noodles Premium Beef Tomato flavor gets a 7 in my book.