Na, Na, Na, NO!
Make em say uhhhh na na na NO! Master P has just released some Rap Noddles inspired by the poor man’s stubble feast Top Ramen noodles. While many are happy to see a Black man make money moves, I’m disappointed. Master P owns part of the Rap Snacks brand which are fried chips with tons of trans fats and cholesterol .
Highly over processed noodles like Rap Noodles, and Top Ramen contain cancer invoking chemicals that keep the noodles from going bad, and on top of that massive amounts of sodium. Heart disease, Diabetes, and Cancer hit Black people harder than other races. Some say because of lack of better nutrition and access to medical care.
“Chef-Boy-Ar-P. I grew up on noodles now I created my own brand. Start small and build. Get you some product if you want to be successful. It’s nothing like this New Orleans flavor creamy chicken and gumbo. You can cook it on the stove or you can put it in the microwave.”
Is This Even Edible ?
Most Ramen noodles are a packaged, and like Rap Noodle the instant type of noodle made from wheat flour, various vegetable oils and flavorings. The noodles are pre-cooked, (meaning they have been steamed and then air dried or fried to shorten cooking time for consumers). The noodles come with all types of salty loaded season packets.
Rap Noodles lack any major nutritional value despite their attractive price point.
For example, one serving of chicken-flavored instant ramen noodles has (1):
- Calories: 188
- Carbs: 27 grams
- Total fat: 7 grams
- Protein: 5 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Sodium: 891 mg
- Thiamine: 16% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Folate: 13% of the RDI
- Manganese: 10% of the RDI
- Iron: 9% of the RDI
- Niacin: 9% of the RDI
- Riboflavin: 6% of the RDI
Instant ramen noodles contain ingredients like flavor enhancers and preservatives, which can be harmful to your health. Temrtiary butylhydroquinone — more commonly known as TBHQ — is a common ingredient in instant ramen noodles. It’s a preservative used to extend shelf life and prevent spoilage of processed foods.
While TBHQ is considered safe in very small doses, animal studies have shown that chronic exposure to TBHQ may lead to neurological damage, increase the risk of lymphoma and cause liver enlargement.
My problem with Rap Noodles is why not give Black people of low economic status something with more substance. Instead of capitalizing off their misfortune like these other companies. We have to provide service and good that benefit our community instead of keeping them at a stand still.
The Rap Noodles will be available in Walmart department store.Where primarily lower class families generally tend to shop for food. Why not market these to middle class and rich people? Because they aren’t tryna eat unhealthy ramen noodles! Why should we continue to encourage unhealthy eating habits to our own people for a quick buck!
Somebody’s Got To Do It!
Well somebody is going to do it! Why not him?Uh because he knows better, and knows that poor people (like he used to be) need fast foods, and don’t really pay to much attention to nutrition facts. This would’ve been a great opportunity to implement change, but instead we still stuck in the 99 and the 2000’s!
Hopefully there is a warning label that tells their consumers the risks of consuming these ingredients in high numbers. We all eat bad from time to time , but in moderation. Unfortunately poor people don’t have that luxury .