A PR pitch starting with the above headline actually came over the transom and into my email.
Ramen and Oreos for 3 years straight? Did they sponsor that diet? Surely after 3 years one would look like an underground-dwelling Morlock out of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine.
Fascinating that Ramen retains the hallmark standing of “what you eat when you are living on pennies.”
Or does it? The nice thing for “startup guys” these days is ramen isn’t your Web 1.0 “guy’s” Top Ramen anymore. “Living on ramen” can mean $20 restaurant ramen or yummy Lotus Foods’ exotic rice ramens like Forbidden Black Rice Ramen.
More important is the Oreos comment. I had no idea that Oreos had been elevated to a hallmark representing…what?
And again my question is was he eating actual Oreo-brand cookies (which have had quite the evolution in recent years), or Trader Joe’s sandwich cookies, Newman’s Organic, or some other riff on the chocolate sandwich cookie?
p.s. Are there “startup gal” articles about ramen, or do we know a mono-diet has nothing to do with being a legit startup success? After all, there are so many great meal substitute bars, drinks, and other snacks at our fingertips. So many questions!