January 6, 2009

Kraft Easy Mac Cup

easymac.jpgI picked up a Kraft Easy Mac cup on sale for a buck recently at Safeway. It’s about as easy as it gets – just add water, microwave for three minutes, and stir in the cheese powder. The result is pretty much what you would expect from microwaved macaroni and cheese made with cheese powder. Kids, the extremely lazy, and easy-to-please eaters will probably like it just fine but those with more “refined” palates will undoubtedly turn their noses up at it. You won’t mistake if for some fancy-schmantzy six-cheese baked macaroni with shaved truffles but hey, it only cost a dollar and three minutes of your time. I was worried that macaroni would either be cooked too much or too little, but it was cooked just right. I must warn you about the misleading size of the cup. The finished product only fills up about half the cup, which means you may need to eat two or three of them to make a meal. For this packaging deception, Easy Mac cups receive a slightly lower rating.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on January 6, 2009

I would have to agree, these things suck. As for the comment about those who would like them, I would have to disagree....I gave on of these to my 3 year old and he refused to eat it.....and he likes mac and cheese.

Posted by: Phill at January 7, 2009 10:19 AM

These things are pretty much edible by little kids, college students, and those that aren't really picky eaters. But it's cheap. Your review was right on.

Posted by: Lyndse at January 19, 2009 6:59 PM

You mean those weren't shaved truffles? Then what did I just eat?

Posted by: Rita at January 22, 2009 1:43 PM

I tried one and it was nowhere as good as the box. They changed the noodles for one.

Posted by: Larry Davenport at February 10, 2009 9:15 PM

my kids absolutely hated them. its a big joke in our house now when we go shopping. they yell ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww when i ask them if they want to buy them again.

Posted by: denise at February 10, 2009 9:24 PM

Everything is not made for the microwave.

Posted by: Meshecia at February 20, 2009 11:59 AM

I keep Easy Mac on hand for my three year old who is insane. She will agree to eat dinner, then start screaming for macaroni and cheese when she sees what dinner is, then eats said dinner while easy mac is cooking, then eats two spoons of easy mac and is happy.

Posted by: Sylko at February 26, 2009 1:19 PM

im 12 and i can say from expeirience these things suck they taste nasty TIP buy kraft instead

Posted by: mikk fillyfil at March 20, 2009 7:45 PM

It's okay, but it's really just a little too cheesy for me.

Posted by: Joey at April 20, 2009 11:53 AM

eat it with the hot sauce

Posted by: Brandon at May 11, 2009 5:27 PM

The three cheese kind is much better than original.
They come out with the weirdest flavors though...cheesy taco? That seriously scares me.

Posted by: Lorraine at July 15, 2009 7:19 PM
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