This is BIG! Exciting Changes Happening To Your Cup Noodles
Something big is changing about Cup Noodles. The new packaging coming out at the first of 2024 will be paper rather than Styrofoam.
This change not only makes the packaging more environmentally safe/friendly, but it means for the first time in 50 years you can put it in the microwave instead of having to boil water separately.
No longer will you have to figure out how to get boiling water ready to pour into your Cup Noodles, and then wait for the noodle to soften. BTW- does anyone else call them Cup OF Noodles? Of Cup o' Noodles? I swear it was! I was very confused when I typed up this article, only to have to go back and fix all the times I typed out -Cup Of Noodle.- Is this the Mandela Effect in present reality?
As reported by KSL, "Nissin Foods USA said that the update is part of broader environmental changes the family-owned company is enacting, mirroring the changes other major food companies are making to become more sustainable."
Not only did they get rid of the plastic wrap on Cup Noodles, but the new cups also do away with it. These cups are crafted from 40% recycled fiber, and the sleeves are a hundred percent recycled paper.
Nissin Foods USA CEO Michael Price said that the company is finding new ways to evolve and, “to support the current needs of our consumers, the environment and the world.” He also said that the new paper cup “marks an important milestone for Cup Noodles and a key step in our environmental commitment.”
Cup Noodles is one of those easy weirdly comforting foods that you know are not good for you, but they taste so darn good and you want to try all of the different flavors to see which kind you like best. Oh the sodium.....is SO good! Cup Noodles has reinvented it's popularity with each new flavor.
Just this year it added a breakfast ramen to it's repertoire that had me questioning if I would try it. This was the first time the brand tried a breakfast homage of sausage, maple syrup pancakes and eggs. I still feel like I can't get down with that one.
Walmart Is Cracking Down On Utah Customers That Use These
With the price of living skyrocketing, many have returned to scouring the internet for coupons to help feed their families.
If you use coupons listen up! Walmart is changing up their policy regarding coupon usage. This isn't just for those using extreme couponing methods either. Walmart will still be accepting manufactures coupons, just some of the ways they are implementing will change. Walmart does not put out their own coupons or accept digital coupons, but does accept manufacturers coupons.
The basic rules haven’t changed, but a couponing website called “Coupons in the News” reported that Walmart updated their coupon policy for the first time in six years in September 2023. One of the biggest changes they noticed in the new policy is that, “Walmart does not give cash back nor will any overages apply to the remaining items in the transaction if the value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.” That also includes any WIC or SNAP items.
The policy used to allow Walmart to apply those overages to the total price of your order and give you cash back if there was still an overage after your balance was covered.
Another change that was made to Walmart's policy has to do with overriding their computer system to fix or adjust a coupon that wasn't scanning. It either scans and works or you don't get to use the coupon. Taking away the digression and ability of managers and associates to adjust problems or errors is going to be the biggest headache for everyone. If you thought Walmart was letting computers take over before, with their self check out sweeping out most of the check out lanes in our local Walmarts, we ain't seen nothin yet.
Just remember that the poor associate behind the register has no authority to make a change and should not be yelled at for corporates changes.
You can read all of the details here: Coupons In The News
If you need grocery help check this out: Utah Food Bank
Another Amazing Cat Country Utah Winner: John Buck
We are making a collection of amazing winners here on Cat Country Utah. Our listeners contribute so much to the station and morning show. The connection to our community is what makes my job so fun.
John Buck is the latest winner of the Lifetime Smoker Grill from Cat Country Utah!
John Buck lives and works in Cedar City Utah and listens, texts and calls in every week. He is a party in a box, and has a positive outlook on life. He is a great photographer and loves sharing nature pictures with us.
He loves sharing about his sobriety and cheering on others. He is a good dude. So, congrats to one of our great radio contributors, John Buck! If you know him tell him he rocks.
By DJ Tischner
Did you grow up in Southern Utah? Did you grow up Mormon? If you answered YES to both of those questions, you probably did some things that make you cringe to think back on! Let's just part of growing up... Maybe this will make you laugh as you back on the things we all did here in Southern Utah!
1. DRESS UP LIKE A PIONEER FOR THE TREK:
Luckily, I did NOT do this one, but my friends did! This is like a week long camping trip where you essentially pretend you're a pioneer pushing a covered wagon! The CRINGIEST part is that you'd pretend a 5 pound bag of sugar is your "Baby". After a few days, they tell you the baby didn't survive and now you have to bury it! GIRLS WOULD SOB OVER THE BURYING OF THEIR SUGAR BAG. Makes me laugh every single time.
2. Bless Your Donut:
Have you ever prayed that a donut will "Nourish and Strengthen" your body? I have. A DONUT!
3. Non-Swearing Swear words:
Was "Piss" a bad word in your family? It was in mine! "Piss" is like the F-Word to my mom. I even grew up with friends that weren't allowed to say "Suck", "Fart" "Stupid" or "Shut Up"!
4. Can't Hangout on Sundays or Mondays:
Hanging out with your friends on Sundays were ALWAYS a big fat NO! But... Even Monday's were a no! "Sorry man! I have Family Home Evening tonight! We can't hangout!"
5. Watching Videos About The Dangers Of Drugs:
I remember being at Scouts one night and we had to watch a video on DRUGS! It showed a kid getting high from a can of whip cream! From then on, I was always got nervous that I would die of an overdose if I sprayed whip cream in my mouth!
6. Sprite Good... Coke Bad
Everytime I hear the word "Refreshments" It brings me RIGHT BACK to the church! But WHY was it okay to have Sprite, Shasta, and Fresca... But Coca-Cola was the Devil's soda?!
7. The Devil Owns The Water On Sundays Only
Have you ever heard the term "The Devil's in the water on Sundays"? I grew up with REAL FEAR of swimming in my 5-foot-deep swimming pool because I thought the Devil was going to get me and drown me! How did the Devil obtain rights to the water on Sundays?!
8. Modest Is The Hottest:
I've said it. The words have actually come out of my mouth. Girls were putting long sleeve shirts under their dresses to remain MODEST. Not to mention the "Mormon Shorts" that go down to the kneecap. SO HOT.
9. Honking At Missionaries:
This one is ENGRAINED into my soul. If I ever see two kids in black pants and a white shirt and tie... I have to fight the urge to NOT honk my horn and wave out my window! WHY AM I THIS WAY?!
10. We Can't Be Friends. You're Not Mormon.
I've actually heard this said before. Now, looking back, I feel really bad for those kids that probably felt less-than for not being LDS. But I remember meeting friends and being in TOTAL SHOCK when they told me they weren't Mormon. I didn't believe them for a longggggg time. EVERYONE I knew was Mormon!
11. Bringing Your Scriptures Everywhere:
I played sports ALL GROWING UP, and I remember ALWAYS seeing scriptures. You'd have your baseball bag, your cleats, your uniform, your... Scriptures? I'd be in a hotel with my teammates, but a few of the guys didn't join us for pizza and movies because they were reading about Abraham!
You'll Love This Utah Flu Season Honey Hack
I am kind of an herbal nerd. If I can avoid taking medicine at all, I will. I am to the point now, that I don't even have regular cold and flu medicine at my house. We use herbs and tinctures. My mom calls me the family witch doctor. (I am actually back in school to further my nerdy herbal education.)
One of the best natural items to have in your home medicinal arsenal is honey. During flu season, honey can be quite helpful in soothing some of the common symptoms associated with the flu. It's well-known for its soothing properties. When you have a sore throat, nothing coats quite like raw natural honey.
You can mix it with warm water or add it to herbal teas for a comforting and soothing drink that helps alleviate that scratchy throat. On top of that, honey is a natural cough suppressant!
Some studies have shown that it can be as effective as over-the-counter cough medicines in reducing coughing. Like this one from the Mayo Clinic. You just need to get the raw unfiltered stuff. Once you start messing around and heating or processing natural honey, the benefits start decreasing.
You can use honey to harness all sorts of vitamins and minerals from fruits or veggies. Every year I make garlic honey, lemon, turmeric and ginger honey, and onion honey. All of the benefits of honey PLUS all of the medicinal benefits of those powerhouse fruits, roots and veggies.
Honey's immune-boosting properties and the antioxidants it contains can contribute to your overall immune system health, which may help your body fight off infections. It's also a great way to encourage hydration during the flu, as it can make warm beverages more palatable. Keep in mind to use raw, unpasteurized honey for the most potential health benefits, and be cautious not to give honey to children under one year of age due to the risk of botulism.