The brand name for ramen
sold in bags by the Nissin
Foods company in the United States. After the tremendous success in 1972 of Top Ramen
, the first instant noodle
s sold in America, the company began to sell Cup O' Noodles
in 1973 and then packaged the product in bags in 1976 under the name Oodles of Noodles. After disappearing from the market for a while, the Oodles of Noodles brand was reintroduced throughout the United States in 2000.
Sources: http://www.nissinfoods.com/top.htm and http://www.nissinfoods.com/his.htm