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Wednesday, 13th January 2010
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Japanese firm create 'world's longest instant cup noodle'

A Japanese food company has announced it is to produce the world's longest instant cup noodles, which are set to measure up to a metre in length.

The noodles will be released to coincide with the centennial birthday of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles, which is in March this year.

As well as the metre-long noodles, Nisson Food Holdings will re-release the firm's two original offerings and these will be sold at 1950s prices - 35 yen for Chicken Ramen cup noodles.

Ando was the founder of Nissin Food Holdings, the firm that first made instant noodles back in 1958. He died at the age of 97 and claimed that his secret to having such a long life was eating a portion of Chicken Ramen instant noodles everyday.

He was rewarded for his contribution to the noodle world several times by the Japanese government and visitors to Japan can head to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka.

Written by Kimberley Homer.