Does Maruchan Ramen Expire

Ramen noodles are great for a quick meal or just to have in case of an emergency, but if you’re like me you probably buy them, throw them in the pantry, then forget about them for months (or years).

Ramen noodles have a best by date on the package. For the best taste and texture, you should eat them before that date, but they’re still good to eat for up to a year after the best by date.

Two to three years. Instant Ramen noodles like Maruchan have a long shelf life. In most cases, you can count on keeping them a year after the best by date on the package. After that, it will really start to lose its flavor.

Why does instant noodles go bad?

Do you know the reason why instant noodles go bad when they expire?

It is because of the oxidation of the oil in the instant noodles. Deep frying instant noodles is a part of the manufacturing process. In a factory, you put noodles in a metal frame and put them into high-temperature oil ranging between 140°C to 160°C (284°F to 320°F)… …And fry them for 1 to 2 minutes. The oil will start to oxidize after the expiration date, and noodles will start to produce a smell and the taste will turn bad.

How to check if your expired instant noodles are OK to eat

If you really want to eat expired instant noodles, do so at your own risk. There are a few things you must look for. Do my instant noodles… …smell bad? …have mold? …change colour? …have an expiry date over 3 month ago? …have a strange first bite? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you must not eat them.

How Can You Tell If Ramen Noodles Are Still Good

Before you start eating ramen noodles that have passed their best by date, you should do the following things:

  • Inspect the outer packaging for tears, holes or other damage. If there is any damage, throw them away.
  • Look over the noodles and seasoning. You shouldn’t see any insects or mold. If you do, throw them away.
  • Smell the noodles and seasoning. If anything smells rancid or strange in any way, throw them away.
  • Taste a small piece of the noodles and a little bit of the seasoning. If they taste off in any way, throw them away.
  • FAQ

    How long are maruchan ramen noodles good for after expiration date?

    It is very dangerous to eat instant noodles that have expired long ago. If stored for a long period of time, the instant noodles will become unedible. Please do not eat it!

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