Saturday, June 7, 2008

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet!
At the risk of losing any foodie cred that I may have left I would like to stand atop the highest mountain and loudly proclaim that I LOVE KRAFT MAC & CHEESE!!

Yes, yes, REAL homemade mac & cheese IS about a bizillion times better. There is no question. But sometimes in life you just crave "cheese" that is day-glo orange and comes in powered form from a foil packet. No people- I DO NOT want anything to do with the Velveeta version (even Kraft's version) no I WANT that scary pouch of cheese. And never, EVER does non Kraft boxed mac & cheese pass my lips. I don't know what addictive substance lurks in the cheese powder but it works!

I think part of the secret to good mac & cheese is the amount of milk and butter used. Believe me when I tell you I have done extensive testing on the the subject and I can say with great authority that the secret to perfect mac & cheese is as simple as 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Yes, I know the box says otherwise. The box is wrong!. I think the 2x2 ratio works because any less then that and there is not enough liquid to mix the powered cheese properly. Any more then that and it is too liquidy and the flavor gets diluted. I told you , I have put A LOT of time into this.

Yes, this is the perfect cheap, fast, food. It's cheesy, it's kind of salty, it's filling. It's a taste of childhood- you can even get it with Sponge Bob shaped pasta if you are inclined!

Albertsons Supermarket


Jim's Chocolate Mission said...

One of my uni friends from Canada swears this stuff is the greatest thing ever created..whenever he comes back to uni he brings like 20 or so boxs with him and rations himself to one a week :) He makes it with cream instead of milk...I must say I tried it once and thought it was ok...a bit monotomous in flavour for me though.


Gigi said...

Jim, I have never tried it with cream I may have to give that a shot!

It wasn't just you, there really is no depth of flavor. I just have some weird attraction to food that might or might not be radioactive.

norby said...

The spirals are the way to go, but with the spirals you have to use the 3 tbsps of butter and milk each, otherwise it isn't cheesy enough.

liz said...

I find American Kraft Mac & Cheese more cheesy that Canadian "Kraft Dinner", to the point where I will stock up when I head over to the US. I've also recently given the 3 cheese variety a shot, and I like it quite a bit.

Gigi said...

I have been wanting to try the Canadian version myself just to compare the two. I will have to work on that.

sarahlicious said...

I make it with sour cream and it's glorious!!! <3 Also, Kraft has a new "three cheese" flavour that is just plain incredible...

Gigi said...

Sara: Do you make it with sour cream in place of the butter or milk or do you just add to it? That sounds like something I would like to try.