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.

Toyo-Suisan Group is aware of the environmental and social concerns involving palm oil, and we sincerely believe in making positive, long-lasting changes that can contribute to a better planet and an ideal society. We have addressed palm oil concerns by adopting the palm oil procurement policy as outlined below.

Since January 2022, we have engaged with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards review process with the following principles and criteria as a basis for palm oil procurement.

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.

Yes, a change was made to the cheese ingredient in our Instant Lunch Cheddar Cheese Flavor. In response to the growing interest for more natural ingredients, we revamped our recipe to eliminate artificial flavors and synthetic colors. The new Instant Lunch Cheddar Cheese Flavor now contains flavors and coloring only from natural sources.

Thanks for being such an avid fan of this flavor! The name Oriental Flavor has now been updated to Soy Sauce Flavor to better reflect the distinct flavor profile of this tasty dish. Despite the name change, the traditional flavor and recipe of this product have remained the same. We hope this answers your question!