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Annie's Microwavable Mac & Cheese Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Oct 1, 2008
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Annies Microwavable Mac and CheeseAnnie's Microwavable Mac & Cheese lives up to its name by relinquishing a deliciously cheesy macaroni dish. However, there are a few aspects of this Mac & Cheese that just do not deliver. While the product is delightfully cheesy, it is not necessarily creamy. The idea of evenly mixing all of the powdery cheese into the macaroni is virtually impossible, which results in little chunks of powdered cheese dispersed throughout. Furthermore, while the macaroni is good, the saltiness is a bit over the top.

The best part of the nutrition information for Annie's Microwavable Mac & Cheese is the short list of wholesome ingredients including organic wheat macaroni. It's pretty much downhill from there.

To start, each packet makes about a ¾ cup serving (not too satiating even when you add frozen mixed veggies like I did) with 230 calories, 4.5 grams of fat (7% of the RDA), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% of the RDA), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% of the RDA), a whopping 580mg of sodium (24% of the RDA), 2 grams of fiber (8% of the RDA), 5 grams of sugar and 9 grams of protein. Because of this dish's small serving, you will undoubtedly need to add something on the side, like soup, which will take your sodium count to astronomical heights.

Annie's Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese is good if you have a huge craving and no stove to cook on. However, it is not something that I would run out and recommend to all of my friends (or loyal readers). I paid about $4 for 5 single serve packs of Annie's Microwavable Mac & Cheese. Simply because I live in a dorm and rely heavily on my microwave, I may purchase this again sometime in the future ... maybe.

Rating
Taste: 2.5
Nutrition: 2.5
Price: 3
Overall: 2.5
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