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Friday, April 08, 2005

Maggi Vs Top Ramen

Bachelor's Best Friend Posted by Hello

For years Maggi has been the Bachelor’s best friend. Recently it attained more fame because of Saurav Ganguly. I found a striking resemblance between the packaging of Maggi Masala flavour and Top Ramen Masala.

Reasons why I feel Top Ramen has copied from Maggi

  1. The colour combination (Red & Yellow) is similar and an unwary customer might end up buying one instead of the other.
  2. Identical picture of cooked noodles (with beans, peas and tomato) in both the packages.

I thought of posting this snap and eliciting the views of SambharMafia readers. Do you think Top Ramen is imitating Maggi? Is it right in doing so?

On a related note, I also noticed that ITC’s Sunfeast range of biscuits have packaging very similar to that of Britannia biscuits (especially my favourite – Bourbon). Sorry, I don’t have pictures to explain the similarities.


  • hehehe..despite your slant at Top Ramen, i personally prefer them over maggie at times. I believe, since both of them, have helped me out on plenty tired evenings, both should be celebrated and neither should be lamented!

    By Blogger CAR, at 3:59 AM  

  • hey bourbon is my fav too :)

    By Blogger Me, at 11:25 AM  

  • hello Kaps. Top Ramen has an edge over Maggi. It is any bachelors saviour !

    By Blogger keerthi, at 12:38 PM  

  • Good observation..yet Top Ramen is my choice !!

    By Blogger Adaengappa !!, at 7:16 PM  

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    By Blogger YardBoy, at 11:41 PM  

  • Hmmmm, such similarities, so the winner might be determined by:

    Can you believe it ;^)

    By Blogger YardBoy, at 11:48 PM  

  • @Yardboy - I took the quiz and my choice turned out to be Chilli. They didn't have a masala flavour though!

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:57 AM  

  • Maggie's still the baest! Tried the new vegetable atta?
    Anyway new products sometimes follow the colors of the existing market leaders, so the public subconsciously go for them. Remember Promise toothpaste? Used to use the same color scheme of Colgate. And most Glucose powders are green to ape Glucon D. I can go on & on!

    By Blogger hope, at 2:04 AM  

  • I vote for TR.. not T Rajendar but Top Ramen

    By Blogger Chakra Sampath, at 11:29 PM  

  • Maggie is my favourite.
    Here is an interesting experience: I went to school with someone who is way up in the Top Ramen corporate ladder. We used to call him the "The Noodles Man"... whenever we go to a grocery store, he used to run to the aisle that carries the noodles and he will inspect if Top Ramen is displayed properly.
    I wonder if the Maggi executives display the same enthu.

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 11:10 AM  

  • Stop man!!! Maagi cannot even be compared with TOPRAMEN cauz.. Maagi becomes rubber if cooled....but Top ramen stays nice and eatable... Top Ramen's masala is good too...

    i accidentally baught Maagi instead of topramen,,, and i had to throw the entire familypack worth Rs 75....

    I hate Maagi!!

    By Blogger Smooth Dude!, at 4:15 AM  

  • Hey dude top ramen's founder momofoku ando invented the instant noodles.so id rather every instant noodle brand is a copy of top ramen.

    By Blogger Samuel Nickson, at 11:43 PM  

  • top ramen nice food, yummy taste

    By Blogger rajeswar, at 10:39 AM  

  • top ramen is best .... try to eat maggy and top ramen direct ... u will find ..top ramen is very soft then maggy ... masala of top ramen is very tasty then maggy ...


    By Anonymous Ankit, at 8:48 PM  

  • top ramen can't be coping maggi. topramen invented instant noodles globally. but the 2min noodles i actually like the best is Smith and Jones masala noodles tadka marke. mazeedar hain

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 PM  

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