Nissin Cup Noodle Garlic Cheese Fondue Flavor
In Japan’s market, Nissin occasionally introduces a unique flavor of Cup Noodle combined with something appealing that you wouldn’t see in the actual ramen bowl.
Chances are you haven’t heard of instant ramen using matcha green tea powder, but the maker actually did it in the past.
And the unexpected Cup Noodle combo Nissin unveiled this time is with Cheese Fondue.
Nissin Cup Noodle Garlic Cheese Fondue Ramen
This Cup Noodle Garlic Cheese Fondue flavor debuted on January 17, 2022, as a limited-time offer.
The product is now on sale at convenience stores nationwide, and I bought this at my go-to 7 Eleven.
Based on the info on the official website of Nissin, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 193 yen (excluding tax) or about 1.7 USD.
This product has no extra packet; the soup base powder is mixed in with the dried noodle block.
In the cup, there are generous amounts of garnishes made up of bits of cabbage, fried potatoes, cubes of mock cheese processed from lard, and carrots.
The cooking of this cup noodle is the same as other regular flavors, very straightforward;
Pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup, close the lid, and let the noodles steep for 3 minutes. That’s it.
The soup is creamy and flavorful but, obviously, not cheese fondue.
Nonetheless, using cheese powder, processed cheese, and garlic, this cup noodle has a tantalizing taste that almost everyone can like.
Specifically, based on the ingredient list,
the soup base consists of pork lard, creaming powder, wheat flour, sugars, starch, spice (garlic), onion powder, whole milk powder, salt, processed cheese, chicken seasoning, cheese powder, and parsley.
And here is the nutrition facts label. The calories per serving (84 grams) are 384 kcal.