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Paldo Local South Korean Instant Ramen Noodle Varieties

So I’ve been getting a lot of neat samples from Paldo South Korea lately! This one’s a box with less export kind of things and more local styled varieties. Let’s check it out!

Paldo Local South Korean Instant Ramen Noodle Varieties

Prison Ramen: Maruchan Texas Beef Donation

Prison Ramen: Maruchan Texas Beef Donation

Oh wow – okay so I’ve been trying to get instant noodles that inmates at jails and prisons were able to buy. You’d think they’d be the same old regular instant varieties everyone can get?

Nope. These are special – specifically packaged for corrections facilities with clear packaging to discourage hiding things in them. I contacted the manufacturer; they weren’t interested in talking about these specific products. I contacted the distributor who said I’d have to be in prison to get any. I told both parties that I really wasn’t looking to be incarcerated in order to get samples of these products.

Wikipedia had this to say – “In September 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was the highest in the world, at 716 per 100,000 of the national population. While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it houses around 22 percent of the world’s prisoners.[1] Corrections (which includes prisons, jails, probation, and parole) cost around $74 billion in 2007 according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.[2][3]
At the end of 2016, the Prison Policy Initiative estimated that in the United States, about 2,298,300 people were incarcerated out of a population of 324.2 million. This means that 0.7% of the population was behind bars.”

That’s a whole lot of people – I wanna try their ramen! It shouldn’t be that hard, right?

A huge thank you to reader Nick Bizarro. I saw these on eBay and asked folks on The Ramen Rater facebook page if they might buy them (a case of 24 packs of Maruchan Texas Beef) and send a couple. Well, Nick was kind enough to do so. I’ll be doing a couple special reviews of this one soon – involving recipes used by inmates doing time. Let’s have a look.

Prison Ramen: Maruchan Texas Beef Donation

Aji no men Peruvian Instant Noodles – Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

Big thanks to mlats for shooting over a package of varieties from Peru! Never reviewed any from there before – you’ll be seeing them reviewed very soon!

Aji no men Peruvian Instant Noodles Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

Ramen Trunk Super High End Japanese Ramen Subscription Box + Coupon

Wanna see something different? This is a super premium and high end ramen subscription box from Japan. It’s full of neat stuff and I’ll let you just take a look because it’s pretty rad! Get a Ramen Trunk at http://bit.ly/ramentrunk Use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off a subscription or single gift box!

Ramen Trunk Super High End Japanese Ramen Subscription Box – Japan

Mazendo Restaurant Dry Noodle From Taiwan | Unboxing Time

Something new from Taiwan? Believe it! Lots of new things arriving here all the time. Let’s crack open this box and find out more!

Mazendo Restaurant Dry Noodle – Taiwan

Unboxing Time: Japan Ramen Box – January 2019

Here’s the most recent Japan Ramen Box – a subscription box full of instant ramen from Japan! Curious as to what’s inside? Let’s have a look!

Unboxing Time: Japan Ramen Box – January 2019

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Way Premium Foods – Malaysia

Here we go with a big box of samples from a company that has it’s main roots in sauces and now makes a range of noodle products! Let’s check it out!

“We initially started with a set of pre mixed pastes focused around the Nyonya flavours that formed the basis of the founder’s forte. Expanding on these, we started to incorporate more local flavours and then regional South East Asian flavours. The latest line is our Hawker Fare range of instant noodles which are all-natural and authentic in taste.” – Benson Tan, Business Development Manager, Way Premium Foods

August Box From Zenpop – Unboxing Time

August Box From Zenpop - Unboxing Time

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

August Box From Zenpop – Japan

I did this video while I’ve got a cold. Pretty gnarly one too – and now my wife and two children have it too! Not fun. But this box was fun to open up and check out – thanks again!

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box – Shio Sampler! – Unboxing Time

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box - Shio Sampler! - Unboxing Time

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

Zenpop Japan Shio Sampler Pack – June 2018 – Japan

Awesome – lots of great things in here to check out! Thank you very much for sending this along!

Umai Crate June 2018 – Unboxing Time

Umai Crate instant noodles box June 2018 - Unboxing Time

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – June 2018 By Japan Crate – Japan

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER

Unboxing Time: Product Samples From Wu-Mu

Unboxing Time: Product Samples From Wu-Mu

Got a big and heavy box of samples today in the mail! Miles immediately decided it was his and thought he should play ‘king of the hill’ and be on top of it. Luckily, the box was very sturdy and so no harm done. Let’s crack this box open and have as look inside to see what we’ll be sampling for Meet The Manufacturer: Wu-Mu!

Unboxing Time: Product Samples From Wu-Mu – Taiwan

During my trip to Taiwan in late 2017, I met people from Wu-Mu at the International Food Expo. They gave me a sample of a variety which contains a fancy kind of wine. Well, I still have the sample and then they contacted me asking if I’d like to try other varieties. It seemed logical to make it a full-blown Meet The Manufacturer, and here we asre.

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – May 2018 By Japan Crate

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate - May 2018 By Japan Crate

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – May 2018 By Japan Crate – Japan

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER