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Cup Noodle maker spills the beans on 'mystery meat'

Nissin answers a decades-old question with a playful PR move

Turns out, Nissin's cubes of "mystery meat" are made from pork and soybeans.

TOKYO -- It is a question that has puzzled generations: What, exactly, are the little brown cubes in Nissin Food Products' cups of instant ramen? Now, to celebrate the Cup Noodle line's 46th birthday, the company has served up the official answer.

The cubes are a combination of pork and soybeans, with some other vegetable flavoring.

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