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Maruchan Inc.
東洋水産
Private
Industry Food
Founded March 28, 1953 (Japan)
1972 (United States)
Headquarters Japan
Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo
United States
Irvine, California
Richmond, Virginia
Products Maruchan Ramen
Instant Lunch
Yakisoba
Parent Toyo Suisan
Website Maruchan.com

Maruchan (マルちゃん), is a Japanese brand of instant Ramen noodles and related products produced by Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan. The Maruchan brand is used for noodle products in Japan, and as the operating name for Toyo Suisan's division in the United States, Maruchan Inc. In 1972, Toyo Suisan entered the American market with Maruchan USA, and in 1977, established a plant in Irvine, California. Maruchan has other plants in Richmond, Virginia, and one in San Antonio, Texas.[1] Maruchan produces over 3.6 billion packages of ramen noodle soup a year.

History[edit]

Maruchan Logo Small

Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, founded on March 28, 1953, is a consumer packaged foods company in Japan. Toyo Suisan’s effort to become an international food company brought them to the United States, where, in 1972, they established Maruchan USA. At first, Maruchan USA was only a marketing company, importing and distributing ramen from Japan. After operating for five years as a distributor of imported products, Maruchan built its own manufacturing facility in Irvine, California and in 1977 began producing Maruchan brand ramen at the Irvine factory. Since 1977 Maruchan has grown steadily and has become an industry leader in North America, alongside other instant noodle brands such as Nissin Top Ramen and Sapporo Ichiban.[2]

Name[edit]

Maruchan is a Japanese word composed of two parts, maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan is an honorific suffix, used affectionately for a child or as a term of endearment.[3]

Products[edit]

Flavors include:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lime Chicken
  • California Vegetable
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Oriental
  • Roast Beef
  • Roast Chicken
  • Hot & Spicy Beef
  • Hot & Spicy Chicken
  • Cajun Shrimp
  • Creamy Chicken
  • Jalapeño Cheddar
  • Teriyaki Beef
  • Savory Soy Sauce
  • Mushroom
  • Picantè Beef
  • Picantè Chicken
  • Hot & Spicy Shrimp
  • Chili
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken Mushroom

References[edit]


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Care2.com

Care2.com
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:29:27 -0700

Nissin and Maruchan Instant Noodles Contain 20% Palm Oil... Conflict Palm Oil. Environment (tags: deforestation, souricng, palm oil, Nissin, destruction, ecosystems, environment ) Cal - 14 days ago - action.sumofus.org. AmericaâEUR(TM)s best-selling ...

AlterNet

AlterNet
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:21 -0700

While several large food corporations have committed to eliminating conflict palm oil from their supply chains, two of the world's biggest instant noodle producers, Nissin Foods Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha (Maruchan), both Japanese firms, have ...

El Ciudadano (Chile) (Comunicado de prensa) (blog)

El Ciudadano (Chile) (Comunicado de prensa) (blog)
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:53:11 -0700

TENEMOS EN EL MERCADO UNOS PRODUCTOS, LAS SOPAS DORIA, KNORR, MAGGI, MARUCHAN Y SIMILARES, que nos pueden dar, por el mismo precio, asma, obesidad, diabetes y cáncer. COMO EL MINISTERIO DE SALUD LE HA DADO EL ...

SF Weekly (blog)

SF Weekly (blog)
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:03:03 -0700

Writing in Salon, Reynard Loki notes that the two largest instant noodle companies (Nissin Fold Holdings and Toyo Suisan Kaisha, maker of Maruchan) have refused to phase out the use of conflict palm oil, and they use a lot of it. Pressure is mounting ...

WantChinaTimes

WantChinaTimes
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:03:45 -0700

Japan's Acecook Comet Mori Yukino Tan-tan Men came in sixth in the rankings, ahead of Paldo Jjamppong Seafood Noodle King Bowl of South Korea, Japan's Maruchan Big Cup Ramen Corn, Salt & Butter Flavor, Japan's Nissin King Spa Oh Tarako ...

Hardcore Gamer

Hardcore Gamer
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:52:30 -0700

While the first was a fairly unassuming choice between bread and rice, the second had players choosing between two Maruchan noodle flavors, real branded products from the famous instant noodle manufacturer. Now, Nintendo has revealed the theme of the ...
 
Huffington Post
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 05:47:41 -0700

We've certainly hit the point in our lives around here where packaged ramen noodles are an occasional nostalgic indulgence and not a major dietary staple. But we did go to college once. And maybe one of us made it her personal mission to try every ...

Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News Channel
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:35:12 -0700

Japan's Acecook Comet Mori Yukino Tan-tan Men came in sixth in the rankings, ahead of Paldo Jjamppong Seafood Noodle King Bowl of South Korea, Japan's Maruchan Big Cup Ramen Corn, Salt & Butter Flavor, Japan's Nissin King Spa Oh Tarako ...
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