FAQ

If ramen’s not the answer, perhaps it’s one of these.

We have four Ramen noodle manufacturing facilities in the U.S., two in California’s South Orange County, one near Richmond, Virginia and one near San Antonio, Texas.

Maruchan is a Japanese word comprised of two parts, Maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. Maru also means rounded, as opposed to square or angular. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan is a suffix, used with a child’s name. “Chan” is used to show endearment and affection for a child.

Yes. Maruchan has a new product line of Low Sodium Ramen and Instant Lunch soups. Ask your grocer for Maruchan Less Sodium products.

Yakisoba noodles in Japan are commonly referred to as noodles that are pan fried. Yakisoba refers to a dish of pan fried noodles mixed with seasonings, vegetables and sliced meat.

We have found that Styrofoam cups hold heat and protects our customers hands from hot broth within the cup. Stryofoam is also designated as a recyclable product.

We recommend that you refer to the "Best By" code on our packages and suggest that our products should be consumed in a timely manner. While ramen noodles have a very long shelf life, certain conditions over time may reduce the soup quality. Always store Maruchan products in a cool dry place.

Maruchan produces 3.6 billion packages of Ramen Noodle Soup a year. If the noodles were all strung together they would reach all the way from earth to the planet Mars and back.

"Ramen" is pronounced by combining the syllables: Ra (rah) Men.

The Toyo-Suisan Group is sincerely concerned about the impact of the palm oil industry on the environment and society. We will address these concerns by adopting the palm oil procurement policy outlined below.

The Toyo-Suisan Group will comply with the laws and regulations of each country and will strive to protect rainforests and high carbon stock areas. We will respect human rights throughout our supply chain and will establish transparency and traceability by joining the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO).

We will comply with the following principles as a basis for palm oil procurement and in the United States, we will continue to work with the RSPO and our palm oil suppliers to achieve complete transition to sustainable palm oil by 2020.

1. Commitment to transparency

2. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

3. Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability

4. Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers

5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity

6. Responsible consideration of employees and of individuals and communities affected by growers and mills.

7. Responsible development of new plantings

8. Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity