PSA: You still have time to buy bouquets of vegan Cup Noodles to give to your Valentine.
The bouquet includes seven Cup Noodles gathered in a bunch like flowers, wrapped in florist paper, and tied with a ribbon resembling a string of ramen. Customers can choose the flavor of noodle included; if opting for soy, the gift is vegan.
Ramen lovers (that is, people who love ramen as well as lovers who enjoy ramen together) could also purchase Cup Noodles merchandise as a questionable but quirky gift on February 14. On its online store, the brand sells Cup Noodles-themed mugs, socks, and pillows. There is also a $60 Cup Noodles costume as well as smaller designs for dogs.
Vegan Valentine’s Day
If you aren’t in Japan, you can still enjoy vegan love-themed products this Valentine’s Day — including noodles.
A handful of UK supermarkets are competing to win the most hearts on February 14 — with actual hearts. Tesco created a pink and glittery heart-shaped vegan brownie cake, whilst Asda launched its own heart-shaped vegan crumpets. Asda also sells sparkling pink gin, ideal for Galentine’s Day.
Aside from sweet treats, Marks & Spencer launched a heart-shaped vegan burger patty made from beetroot and sweet onions guaranteed to get your date’s “heart-beet racing.”
Walmart is selling bouquets of Oreos featuring 19 packs of the original flavor. The gift is arranged in a vase made from cookies and is topped with a bow. The Oreo brand itself got involved this year, launching pink “Love, Oreo” cookies. The Oreos are printed with sayings like “Dunk In Love” and “Dear Cupid, Send Oreos.”
Cruelty-free cosmetics brand Lush also created vegan products just for Valentine’s Day, including “steamy” eggplant emoji-shaped bath bombs as well as ylang-ylang bubble bars shaped like the number six (or a number nine, depending on how you look at it).
Nissin is selling its Cup Noodles bouquets online.