If you have consumed Nissin Cup Noodle before, you will know the pain when eating with a fork. Understanding this issue, Nissin Foods have partnered with Nendo to create a special fork that works with the narrow and tall nature of Nissin Cup Noodle.
Taking into considerations the cup’s depth and how a person typically holds a fork, Nendo angled the head 128 degrees relative to the handle (y-axis) while the handle is tilted at the same angle towards the user (z-axis) to enable ease of fishing out its contents.
In addition, the point and the side features matching curve with the circular cup, presumably to enable clean “scrapping” against the wall of the cup so that you don’t miss any bit of the contents.
Furthermore, bumps are designed into the tines to aid in catching noodles and the head is shaped like a pocket to facilitate scooping of toppings.
Finally, the ergonomic long handle has a clip integrated to its back to secure the lid to keep the cup noodle shut while waiting for it to shimmer cook in the boiling water.
Due to the specific design, Nissin Cup Noodle The Fork, as it is called, is not ambidextrous. Hence, the company has created two versions: one for the left-handed users, denoted by the color red, and one for the right-handed users, denoted by the color white.
Each The Fork comes with its own carry case, making it convenient to bring along with you wherever you go.
Only 3,000 of this special fork will be offered and it can only be obtained by buying 3 or 5 cup noodles set which cost about 625-726 yen.
Nissin Cup Noodle The Fork will be available from Nissin Foods’ website starting October 20, 2019, at 10AM Japan Time.
Images: Akihiro Yoshida/Nendo.
Source: Spoon & Tamago.