Cup Noodles Breakfast Shouldn’t Be the Most Important Meal of Any Day

I’ve never subscribed to the old adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I’m not saying it doesn’t matter. But how can it be the most important when you never see ramen on a breakfast menu? How vital can anything be when o ne of mankind’s tastiest creations isn’t part of it? But I do believe in another adage: “be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.” And in this case “it” is a very weird foodstuff. Nissin Foods USA has launched Cup Noodles Breakfast, an instant ramen that tastes like pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, and eggs.

Yes, we swear this is a real thing you can buy. Why you might want to, though, we can’t answer.

Cup Noodles breakfast surrounded by pictures of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and ramen noodles
Nissin Foods USA

The new limited-edition Cup Noodles Breakfast flavor ($1.18) is now available exclusively at Walmart. You can grab your 2.25-ounce serving in stores nationwide or at That’s a lot easier than mixing pancakes, eggs, sausage, and ramen noodles together at four a.m. after a night of drinking.

Despite the strange flavor profile, Nissin doesn’t want customers to limit themselves to only eating this in the morning, though. “We know our products are a go-to meal any time of the day,” said Priscila Stanton, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Nissin Foods USA, in a press release. “Saucy, soup-based, spicy, sweet or savory, we even added rice to some, so by adding Cup Noodles Breakfast to our line-up we are truly feeding cravings around the clock – morning, noon, night or late night.”

They’re feeding something, alright. We’re just not sure what that is.

We shouldn’t be too surprised by this weird culinary concoction. Nissin’s first limited-edition special brought pumpkin spice to instant ramen.

Will this one be better or worse? Does it even matter? Probably not. What matters is that the so-called most important meal of the day finally has ramen on the menu. Yay?

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