instant ramen final four: west

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Maruchan Chili vs. Top Ramen Chili

It’s another exciting Maruchan vs. Top Ramen matchup…Chili vs Chili! First of all, to anyone who’s never tried the chili flavor: look at the packaging with the chili peppers and the flames. Raise your hand: how many people think this is simply a spicy version of the instant ramen? (Raised hand). Now raise your hand if, when you read “chili,” you thought of chili as in “chili beans” and “chili cookoff”? (My hand is lowered) Yes, these actually taste like both: spicy chili. Top Ramen takes a 2 pt lead by half-time with their slightly more bbq flavored chili. Maruchan’s not giving anything up, and fights back with their slightly more tangy flavor. It’s a close game! These two teams are really evenly matched. And oh! It goes into overtime! Top Ramen throws down the gauntlet with its stronger chili (pepper, this time) flavor. Maruchan is just a bit spicy, but Top Ramen is spicier. Maruchan Chili made a great effort but Top Ramen Chili squeaks by with the winning shot at the buzzer! What a game!

Maruchan Roast Beef vs Top Ramen Shrimp

Wow, Top Ramen Shrimp just can’t seem to hold on the the ball. Maruchan Roast Beef is running circles around them with their superior beef bouillon soup. Their uniforms have their school motto “Rich Taste” and they’re sure living up to it. Top Ramen Shrimp, on the other hand, is briny and light, with an herbal something component that tastes a bit like cilantro salt. To add insult to injury, their undercooked noodles put the nail in the coffin. I’ve never seen noodles make a big difference in these competitions before, folks. Usually, all the instant ramen noodles taste pretty much the same. I guess it just goes to show how far this school has fallen. Maruchan Roast Beef blows away their competition!

Losing team scores:
Maruchan Chili: 5.5/10
Top Ramen Shrimp: 3/10

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