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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

NISSEN Top Ramen may be an alternative you can consider...

Without a doubt, summer is in full swing!  The 90's are here and it's too hot to cook!!

Tonight my kids asked for one of their favorite standbys, and I was more than willing to oblige on this sweltering day.


I heated up the kettle and Top Ramen was ready in 5! 

NISSIN Top Ramen, Chicken Flavor, manufactured by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc., Gardena, CA.


Ingredients include (RAMEN NOODLES): ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), VEGETABLE OIL (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: CANOLA OIL, COTTONSEED OIL, PALM OIL) PRESERVED BY TOCOPHEROLS AND/OR TBHQ AND/OR ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CARBONATE, SODIUM CARBONATE, SODIUM ALGINATE.

Ingredients include (SEASONING MIX): SALT, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, HYDROLYZED SOY, CORN AND WHEAT PROTEIN, CHICKEN POWDER, SOY SAUCE POWDER (WHEAT, SOYBEANS, MALTODEXTRIN, SALT), ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, SPICES, CHICKEN FAT, CALCIUM SILICATE (ANTICAKING AGENT), CELERY POWDER, SUGAR, DEHYDRATED LEEK, TURMERIC COLOR, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, NATURAL FLAVORS, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS.

Also states on the packaging:  MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO PROCESSES MILK, EGG, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, FISH AND SHRIMP PRODUCTS.

For more information, contact:  http://nissinfoods.com/topramen/ or 323-321-6453.

Using this product should always be decided on a personal basis.  I know that some individuals will not purchase any products manufactured in a facility that contains other allergens they avoid.  I also know that the 'natural' and 'artificial' flavor ingredients will be of concern to some.  

I won't purchase an item when the packaging states 'manufactured on the same equipment with MILK, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, FISH, SHELLFISH'.  I know this is a very personal decision we each have to make.

CAUTION:  Do NOT buy Maruchan Top Ramen noodles as they do contain MILK.

I hope this may be an option you can add to your 'quick and easy' dinner list.  We added a side of steamed zucchini and dinner was served!

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