Tag: cup noodles

kiki’s (ramen) delivery service

I’m not sure how I feel about teenager Kiki (a high school version of Studio Ghibli’s classic Kiki’s Delivery Service) peddling Cup Noodles, but the animation is gorgeous enough to make me wish/hope for a full movie than a commercial. Turn on Closed-Captioning for subtitles, and head over to Rocket News 24 for more background info and behind-the-scenes sketches. Read more →

cup noodle light

So Cup Noodle Light makes women wanna…take…off…their…clothes… If any guys out there are wondering what to cook tonight for your date, “friend,” girlfriend, wife, etc, I suggest you stock up on these NOW! Now, I wonder if these will make their way to the states… Read more →

cup noodle vending machine

Cup Noodle fanatics rejoice (at least if you’re in Japan. Cup Noodle fans in other countries can simply sulk in the corner)! Enter the My Vending Machine contest before the end of March to win one of 3000 home Cup Noodle vending machines! I’m not sure what the point is: if pouring hot water into a styrofoam cup isn’t challenging… Read more →

Japanese Cup Noodle recall (in Japan)

An elderly woman in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, became ill after eating a Nissin Cup Noodle. After an examination, paradichlorobenzene, which is used in mothballs and insect repellent, was found in the soup. The specific Cup Noodle was traced back to a factory in Ibaraki Prefecture and was manufactured on August 30 of this year. Nissin President Susumu Nakagawa announced that… Read more →

cup noodle nostalgia

I came across a collection of Nissin Cup Noodle commercials that included this gem. I was in a Japanese exchange student program at the time, and this was my host mom’s favorite commercial and celebrity (she even had a poster of Ahhhnooold holding the kettles). She was also quite amused by the Arinamin “V” energy drink ads (the drinks on… Read more →