Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am.

What's the best spicy ramen? To find out, we took 8 brands of spicy ramen and did a blind taste test. Which had the most heat? The best noodles? Here are the ones we recommend.

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Best Chewy Noodles Spicy Ramen

Very hot! You've been warned
Loved this ramen, with just the right amount of heat—not too much, nor too little. Delicious chewy noodles were a highlight. But a few dissenters wished for more chicken flavor.
$9.23 ($0.37 / Ounce)

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How We Found The Best Spicy Ramen

Let’s talk the best spicy ramen!

We took 8 brands of spicy ramen and put them to the test. For fans of spicy food, we measured the heat plus overall taste. 

After using some milk to douse the heat, here are some caveats about these spicy ramen brands:

• Consider starting with one-third of the sauce packet. Even if you are a fan of spicy food, these spicy ramen noodles pack a punch! We suggest using a third of the packet and sampling first.

• If you have food allergies, you probably should skip spicy ramen. That’s because most of the brands included numerous allergens or were processed in facilities that also process allergens like shellfish and nuts. There are also surprise ingredients in some brands (coconut, egg whites, etc).

• Watch out for the sodium! If you are on a salt-restricted diet, spicy ramen won’t do you any favors—many brands we tried were loaded with sodium. How much? Like 1200+ mg per serving—that’s 55% of the recommended daily allowance in a single serving.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, here are the spicy ramen brands that topped our blind taste tests!

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Super Spicy Ramen

Wowsa! Mouth on fire!
The package says 2X spice and they aren't kidding! This may be too hot for most folks, but those who love heat . . . this is the ramen for you. Caveat: very salty and noodles are rather thick.
$9.23 ($0.37 / Ounce)

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Best Crazy Hot Ramen

Made in Korea
Very spicy and salty ramen was a hit with our taste testers. Loved it best with chicken. Allergy alert: contains gluten, shellfish, eggs and other allergens.
$8.99 ($0.46 / Ounce)

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Best Reduced Sodium

Made in USA
We love spicy ramen, but sometimes the salt can be overwhelming. This brand has about 30% less sodium than others we tested. Great flavor—and very spicy!
$15.97 ($0.40 / Ounce)

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