Ramen Noodles are the epitome of broke.  It was the only thing a broke starving college student could afford, and now you can't find them?  They seem to be gone.  Like all the TP a few years ago.

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By the way, I was the broke college student, and the struggling single mom.  Ramen was the one thing I could afford.   But, now I usually just buy them for a quick or lazy meal.

But, why are they all gone? Why are the shelves empty where they should be stocked?  Even the grossest flavors are gone (*cough* shrimp *cough*)?  Did the Doomsdayers clean out the shelves for their dark basement stocks?   Did they stop making Ramen?

I know the main brand Maruchan is made in Southern California.  So why the shortage?  Is the demand that high for Ramen?   Are they having trouble getting their package material?

Here's one answer:

Even when they are in stock, you could get a case or a big box for around $5, now it's almost doubled.  One pack is around 57 cents, instead of the 25 cent range.  That's if you can find it at all.

It's crazy.  Inflation has gotten the Ramen Noodles.  

Are the pack of 99 cent hot dogs next?

It's flour, water, a bunch of other things I can't pronounce?  How can there be a shortage?  Did the machines break down?

It's fascinating how Ramen is made. 

Hopefully soon we'll start seeing the shelves restocked with our favorite Ramen Noodles.

I did check my pantry this morning and the big box of Ramen I have, is empty.  I'm out of Ramen Noodles.  How did I let this happen?

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