The company shared the news on its official Twitter profile. When translated from Japanese, the tweet stated that the company is urging its fans to try out the new product. Till now, the tweet has garnered more than 49K likes and almost 40K retweets on the micro-blogging platform. They have introduced four handpicked flavours for the soda – Cup Noodle Soda, Cup Noodle Seafood Soda, Cup Noodle Curry Soda and Cup Noodle Chili Tomato Soda.
Take a look:
— カップヌードル (@cupnoodle_jp) September 13, 2021
According to a report by Japan Today, “The Cup Noodle Soda is said to be a ginger ale-style soda that contains the aroma of salty sauce and pepper, while the Cup Noodle Seafood Soda uses a cream soda-style base with a “hidden” hint of seafood. The Cup Noodle Curry Soda is a cola-style soda finished with curry spices, and the Cup Noodle Chili Tomato Soda is a tomato-style soda with a refreshing tingle that gently stimulates the taste buds.”
This news has sent Twitter into a meltdown. Fans of the cup noodles have shared mixed reactions to the announcement. While some refused to jump on the bandwagon and take a sip, a few felt compelled to try the new product. We have curated their reactions below:
Oh no no no what have I done…
Midnight brain made me Order the Nissin Cup Noodle 50th anniversary Soda and Umaibo set. Wonder how these are going to taste ????#cupnoodles#カップラーメンpic.twitter.com/hTavcAuPhC— Eric (@Ericstable) September 13, 2021
Wow. On the one hand-they sound nauseating. On the other – never underestimate #Japan‘s food and beverage marketers’ ability to come up with seemingly horrible but ultimately tasty (enough) products. Might want to convince a friend to taste these first though. #cupnoodleshttps://t.co/RmO8h6FcYj— Marc Yanofsky (@MarcYanofsky) September 13, 2021
No matter how much we want to try the same and decide for ourselves, for now, the product is only available in Japan. Would you try this bizarre noodle-flavoured soda? Tell us in the comments below.