Instant Miso Soup with Tofu


AFC first generation single serving cup of instant miso soup.

The yellow container is covered by a sealed paper lid that reads “MISO SOUP Traditional Japanese Soup, with a three step instruction printed below. “Natural Tofu Miso Soup” is printed across the container, with the original AFC logo in the center and a graphic of a bowl of miso soup in the background. Underneath reads NET WT. 0.76 OZ. (22g). The “Fill line” printed on the upper right part of the container indicates how much water should be poured in. The left side lists directions for hot water and directions for microwave use, as well as a barcode and a general miso soup description. The right side lists the nutrition facts, the ingredients and the distributor.

Miso soup is a common Japanese soup that often accompanies a sushi meal. AFC has expanded their products from fresh pre-packaged products to other sushi-related products, and has included two types of instant miso soups.

Date Made: ca 1980s

Maker: Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California

See more items in: Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business, Food, Sushi


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.3099.25Catalog Number: 2012.3099.25Nonaccession Number: 2012.3099

Object Name: miso soup

Physical Description: processed material (unspecified) (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 7/16 in x 3 5/8 in; 8.73125 cm x 9.2075 cm


Record Id: nmah_1435466

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