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Nissin Cup Noodle develops leftover soup hardening powder for quick and eco-friendly disposal

By grape Japan

Usually, Nissin adds twists and upgrades to their flagship instant ramen star Cup Noodle by introducing new flavors such as french fries and chicken nuggets, or unveiling new low carb protein packed versions of the popular instant noodles.

This time, however, Nissin is getting attention for helping people get rid of their noodles--after they've finished eating them, of course. Nissin has recently announced that hey have developed a special powder that solidifies the leftover soup in your Cup Noodle to make throwing away your finished meal and container an easy and eco-friendly disposal.

While some choose to down their Cup Noodle broth or even use delicious recipes to transform it into a traditional Japanese dessert, others will typically toss it out to either cut on calories or simply when full.

When at home or anywhere with a sink, it's as easy as pouring out the broth and then tossing the cup. However, when out and about at work, school, on the road, or doing something like camping, it can be hard to get rid of your broth. This is particularly true in Japan where garbage needs to be separated thoroughly upon disposal.

Nissin Cup Noodle's new powder developed in collaboration with Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co solves that problem. Simply pour the hardening powder in the remaining soup, stir for about 10 seconds, and leave it for a moment. The solidified soup then can be thrown away along container as burnable garbage.

The Cup Noodle Leftover Soup Solidifying Powder will be given as a gift to those who purchase Cup Noodle at the Nissin Foods Group Online Store.

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Some booze-hound will empty the "hardening" sachet to their soup and be backed up for a week or so.

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Better yet, just don't buy anything made of styrofoam.

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I don't want to be the kill joy here, but there is no mention of whether the solidifed mixture is still edible, or even toxic. This is after all the remnants of food in a food container.

It seems a little irresponsible, after all the food contamination scares we have had over the last few decades, for a food manufacturer to actively ben encouraging people to add chemicals to food leftovers . . . in the original container which it was sold.

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I don't want to be the kill joy here, but there is no mention of whether the solidifed mixture is still edible, or even toxic. This is after all the remnants of food in a food container.

At the bottom of the package is clearly written in red that it is not edible.

There is no special secret, resins and polymers to solidify liquids are not rare nor specially toxic, and there is no difficulty in adding something to make it extremely bitter, as long as there is a warning about children (and seeing how it is clearly written that is not edible anymore it would be natural to expect it) there is no real danger. The purpose is after all to throw the thing into the burnable trash immediately.

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Thess noodles have been consumed by now 70+ Asian people and they're healthier than the young people of this generation who check the ingredients of every food products cautiously. What for if your mind is not relax.

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