Cup Noodles Will Finally Be Microwavable, Thanks To A Major Update To Its Cup

Cup Noodles, the beloved quick-fix meal, is undergoing a remarkable transformation in 2024. The classic polystyrene cup is getting a sustainable upgrade with a new, eco-friendly paper design. Say goodbye to boiling water — the new design is microwave-friendly, significantly reducing cooking time. Noodle lovers will only need 2 minutes and 15 seconds to wait before enjoying their noodles. The cups are made of 40% recycled fiber and the outer sleeve is crafted from 100% recycled paper. Before, Nissin’s polystyrene cup was not suitable for the microwave. Instead, fans had to pour boiling water into the noodles, cover it for 3 minutes, and then stir. The Styrofoam cup has been used since the product was first introduced in the U.S. in 1973. With the rollout of the new cup design in 2024, the recipe for the noodles and seasoning will remain the same.