Got some Cup O' Noodles to keep in my desk @ work & finally decided to cook one up. It wasn't over 12 months old, but it DID have a noticeable rancid oil smell when I opened up the package. On the variety of packaged noodles that have the salt flavoring in separate packets, I suppose you could first rinse the noodles in hot water, then brew them up, but for these babies, where the 'veggies' & bait shrimp were all mixed in together with the brine base, the rancid oil became part of the meal. Not too bad, since all that salt covered it up, but I knew it was there so it wasn't all that appealing.
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