I know my undying and unyielding love of macaroni and cheese is no secret on this space. But, dear readers, do you know that it’s an equal opportunity kind of love? There is a place for Wooden Nickels’ mac and cheese forever in my heart. An elbow-noodle shaped place, one might say. But I can’t constantly keep that in the refrigerator. I can, however, have a constant supply of boxed mac and cheese on hand.*
And I’ve tried pretty much every single kind, especially now that Pirate’s Booty mac and cheese is at my grocery store. I’ve been on the lookout for this since the summer–having already searched in a Giant, Safeway, Whole Foods, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter, to no avail. The shipping prices on Amazon left these boxes out of my reach until lo and behold, I found them on a regular weekend trip to my local store. I’ve tried the orange one so far, and wasn’t wowed. I’m holding out hope for the white cheddar flavor. After all, regular Pirate’s Booty is white cheddar.
In case you’re looking for my tried and true boxed mac faves, they are, in no particular order (it’s really a matter of what I’m in the mood for, dear readers):
Annie’s Shells and White Cheddar (such a sharp flavor; no other box compares)
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Extreme Cheese flavor (so hard to find; so worth it)
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Deluxe (the actual worst for you, but oh well)
Horizon Classic Mac and Cheese, mild cheddar flavor (this has a better flavor than classic Kraft)
Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Vermicelli (not a mac and cheese, but still in the boxed noodle category)
*Perhaps, thanks to Amazon, that supply could be even easier to procure–send in the drones! I am so intrigued by the idea of these Dash Buttons. I am so not the person that has to have the latest technology whatever, but I am dying to be an early adopter of this. Let’s continue to test the boundaries of my self-control, shall we?