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Best Macaroni And Cheese
Page 5: Boxed Cheddar Mac And Cheese Reviews
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Boxed Macaroni And Cheese Product Reviews
A total of 54 boxed macaroni and cheese mixes were tasted from nine companies. With (mostly) mild cheese flavors, almost all of these mac and cheeses were edible, if not stellar; and a few were quite good. Favorites are highlighted in red below.
Some additional findings:
- Many of the “deluxe” varieties tended to have sauces with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. This wasn’t too surprising, as the pre-made sauce was stored in a foil-like metal pouch.
- A number of the batches had sauces that seemed too thin to me, even after a standing period.
- While it was clear that the various mac and cheeses contained sodium, I would not have been able to tell you that they had as much sodium as they did.
- Many of these products seemed to focus on a low fat content, but macaroni and cheese is not intrinsically a low-calorie food, and calories count, too.
And now on to the individual boxed mac and cheese, and my thoughts. They are listed in alphabetical order; click on the links to read the reviews. If you start in alphabetical order, you’ll be able to click through to each successive page of reviews.
- Annie’s Homegrown, Part I
- Annie’s Homegrown, Part II—Organic Macaroni
- Back To Nature
- Fiber Gourmet
- Kraft Foods, Part I—Microwavable Varieties
- Kraft Foods, Part II—Deluxe & Homestyle Deluxe Varieties (Favorites: Homestyle Deluxe, both the Classic Cheddar Cheese Sauce and the Hearty Four Cheese Sauce)
- Kraft Foods, Part III—Cheddar Explosion, 50% Whole Grain & Original Varieties
- Kraft Foods, Part IV—Premium, Spirals & Stovetop Cartoon Varieties (Favorite: Premium White Cheddar)
- Kraft Foods, Part V—Organic & Velveeta Cheese Varieties
- Hodgson Mill (Favorite: Whole Wheat Macaroni & Cheese Dinner)
- Pasta Roni
- Wacky Mac
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