The rising cost of groceries is leading more people to turn to an old reliable pantry staple that has always seemed to be unaffected by inflation — instant ramen noodles. It turns out they’re not just for penny-pinching college students anymore. Sales of the inexpensive and easy-to-prepare noodles have skyrocketed over the past few years. According to the World Instant Noodles Association, which is a real thing, global sales of instant noodles last year topped 121.2 billion servings, which is an all-time high. And no, instant noodles aren’t really resistant to inflation. Prices of the salty noodles have also gone up, but they’re still a more affordable option for a lot of people trying to stretch their dollars.