Georgia Thieves Escape With Nearly $100,000 Worth of Ramen Noodles
GEORGIA — August 16, 2018
A 53-foot trailer containing nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles was stolen in Chevron, Georgia, according to police.
The stolen trailer was parked at a Chevron store along Interstate Highway 85 north, and authorities believe the ramen noodle heist occurred sometime between July 25 and August 1, which was just a few weeks ago. Ramen noodles can retail for 29 cents per pack — less when bought in bulk. At this price point, thieves could have stolen more than 300,000 packages of noodles. It seems that there’s no way thieves could’ve consumed the entire amount of soup that they stole along with the trailer unless if they didn't want to feed an army or perhaps an entire college full of hungry students.
Unfortunately for those who rely heavily on ramen noodles and other instant noodles in their diets, they may not be great for health, according to a Cooking Light report. The reason is the packet of flavoring that comes with the soup. The powdered flavor is high in sodium and also contains tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, which can cause vision disturbances. The robbers in Georgia could find themselves with health issues if they overeat the stolen soup.