Inventor of instant noodles has died

Post ImageSome sad news today for anyone who has survived on instant noodles. Momofuku Ando, the man who invented the world’s first instant noodles, has died of a heart attack at age 96:

Born in Taiwan, Ando founded his company in 1948 from a humble family operation. Faced with food shortages in post-World War II Japan, Ando thought a quality, convenient noodle product would help feed the masses.

In 1958, his “Chicken Ramen” — the first instant noodle — was introduced after many trials. Following its success, the company added other products, such as the “Cup Noodle” in 1971.

Apparently he enjoyed his last Chicken Ramen on Thursday. I know I’ve survived on instant noodles at one time or another – they’re just so handy! Thank you Mr. Ando!

Read: Yahoo News

2 thoughts on “Inventor of instant noodles has died

  1. I don’t know if I’m a ramen snob, but I only like the ones that have the little boy mascot on the package. Did he invent that kind? Also, I like his name.

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