Chocolate Instant Noodles Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Japan
Myojo Foods, a subsidiary of Cup Noodles maker Nissin Foods, released shortcake-flavored yakisoba noodles in its Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba line in December. The dried noodle package includes a “beam” of vanilla mayonnaise. Although the concoction seems to have garnered a less than stellar reception, Ippei-chan recently unveiled its next sweet installment: chocolate-flavored yakisoba.
The yakisoba (fried buckwheat) noodles contain cocoa powder. The salty chocolate sauce with “mystery chocolate cubes” incorporates cocoa powder and vanilla-flavored oil.
Myojo Foods will release the noodles on January 9 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Each package will retail for 180 yen (about US$2).
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