Everyone eats ramen. I mean, at some low point in your life, I'm sure you've had it for dinner, at 3am, or all too often. It's nothing to be ashamed about; I grew up with instant noodles as a Saturday night treat, and it was the only food that my dad knew how to prepare. Furthermore, growing up near K-town, I would sometimes go to my corner Korean deli and order a ramyun. Yes, I pay for someone to cook a Shin Ramyun for me. Anyways, Shin is definitely my ramen of choice, closely followed by the Nissin instant noodle (note: NOT Cup Noodle) with the original soup flavor and sesame oil.
I recently noticed a Shin Ramyun Black, and I had to buy it because I needed to understand the difference between that and the original. The only difference from the all-red packaging is that it says "BLACK." Later when I paid, I also realized it costs twice as much as the original, at $1.79 a pack.
Shin Ramyun Black is actually the premium line and it comes with the spicy broth base, a garlic and beef bone broth, and the dried green onion and beef pieces. WARNING: this ramyun is not vegetarian friendly.
Compared to the original, I don't think it's worth twice the price. The soup definitely had more depth than the original, but it was a bit less spicy, and it leaves you with a sense of longing for the original spicy soup base. Still good, though. I wish I had a slice of American cheese to melt in it!