Hi Abbs, If I was totally on my own I might be on a Ramen noodle meal and tap water budget. I have tried them, and they seem to sell well, and I'm sure doctors and pharmaceutical companies love that, given what's in them. "We have a Ramen noodle code blue in ER." I wonder if they have a half life as long as Plutonium? Heck, while were at it, why not throw a packet of twinkies into the meal. I think if we ate enough of both we could live to be 150,,,or maybe not, but we might glow in the dark? Maybe that's where the packets belong, on a football field or a road to become pollutants? "Flavor packet" is such a great advertising ploy, much like "secret sauce", or "secret recipie" they are meant to induce the consumer. AND who ever thought a Dog could talk and advertise Bush's baked beans? I'm glad he don't live close to me.