A container of Nissin Cup of Noodle Ramen Noodle Soup has about 50% of the daily value for sodium - and that's why we call it DietTrash. But it's super cheap, and so I know a LOT of people eat it. But there's also Nissin Choice Ramen, which are, "revolutionarily air-dried (you know, like any Italian pasta) for 80% less fat and contain 25% less sodium than regular ramen." I decided to buy the Nissin Choice Ramen Slow Stewed Beef Flavor
The uncooked noodles were packaged not in a block but in a flattened disk shape. While boiling the noodles, I could also see that they were thinner than the usual ramen. I'm not a fan of broth, so I ate my noodles from a plate. Without any additional spices, they tasted rather bland, but with a little sprinkling from the seasoning packet, the ramen was actually quite tasty. I never thought I would be saying this, but I actually give this soup 2 thumbs up (for taste anyhow).
A 1.41 ounce serving of Nissin Choice Ramen Slow Stewed Beef Flavor, or about half the noodle block and 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix, provides 140 calories and no fat or cholesterol, 370 milligrams of sodium (15% DV). Each serving has 30 grams of carbohydrates, including 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 5 grams of protein. The ingredients list starts off with wheat flour, but they do use MSG as well.
A 2.82 ounce pack normally sells for 55 cents at Kroger, but I bought this one on sale for 34 cents. While perhaps more expensive than regular noodles - it's still quite cheap when compared to other "meals". While I'm still not on the "ramen train" it's is MUCH BETTER to pick up Nissin Choice than the regular Nissin. Other varieties in this line include Savory Herb Chicken (read our review) and Shrimp Supreme.