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Cup Noodles changes its recipe for the first time ever, hopping on the healthier food trend

Cup Noodles changes its recipe for the first time ever, hopping on the healthier food trend

Cup Noodles became a staple in college dorms because of its cost and convenience. If you had pocket change, boiling water and three minutes to spare, you could eat Japanese ramen — or at least an approximation of it — out of a handy foam cup.

But in the 45 years since Cup Noodles first appeared on supermarket shelves, Americans have become increasingly inclined to read nutritional labels even in the snack aisle. Now food companies are scrambling to catch up to changing tastes, introducing organic Gatorade and unsalted Kettle potato chips to appeal to health-conscious diners.

On Thursday, Nissin Foods USA — the...

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