Does Top Ramen count as meat?


#1

Hi all,

I was wondering if Top Ramen: noodle soup that is flavored like chicken and beef but dosen’t have any meat is ok to eat. Top Ramen is a simple light lunch perfect for not going overboard during Lent.

Thanks!

-Jeanne


#2

Sounds fine if it’s just flavour. :thumbsup:


#3

Fr. Vincent Serpa says meat broth is allowed on days of abstinence. Source]

Jimmy Akin says meat broth is allowed. Source] He also gives the prohibition on soups made from meat in the 1917 Code of Canon Law. (It changed with the current Code.)

American Catholic says meat broth is allowed. Source]

My only question is, does Top Ramen really count as food??? :slight_smile:


#4

It would count as a snack, wouldn’t it?


#5

I thought the ingredients included chicken fat, or dehydrated chicken powder, or something. But if chicken broth is okay, than that might be okay too.


#6

Not if you eat it for lunch. Then it counts as lunch.

Don’t they make one with shrimp too? Sounds nasty to me although I love shrimp.

I like the cup of noodles kind…California Vegetable.


#7

Yeah, that is my question, is Top Ramen really food? :smiley:


#8

Enjoy your top ramen. (They are addictive!)


#9

Either way I’d count it as penance.

Indomie ramen now…


#10

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