Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t like mac and cheese? (Apologies to all you lactose-intolerant folks out there.)
Next to chicken nuggets, mac & cheese is one of my kids’ favorite meals. I think Ryan’s blood must be fluorescent orange by now from all that cheesy powder he’s ingested the past few years. He’s soooo particular about his mac & cheese too. It has to be Kraft. And it has to be the normal straight macaroni. No wacky shapes for that kid.
Recently at a Hasbro party, I was chatting with the PR folks from Hunter PR and found out that they work with Kraft. Well it didn’t take me long to twist a few arms and get them to hook me up with Kraft’s new Homestyle mac & cheese products. (Thanks, Charlotte!)
Personally, I’m not the hugest mac & cheese fan in the world. Meaning, it’s not something I normally think of eating. But if I do eat it, sure it’s good. It’s pasta. And cheese. What’s not to love?!?
Kraft’s Homestyle line consists of three yummy-sounding varieties: Hearty Four Cheese, Sharp Cheddar and Bacon, and White Cheddar. I don’t have to tell you twice which one I tried first…
For an experienced non-chef like myself, these microwaveable bowls are pretty much idiot proof. Open up one spice packet and dump in. Add water to cover the pasta (there’s even a line to show you how much). Then nuke the whole thing for 4 1/2 minutes. When that’s done, stir in the cheese sauce and in this case, the bacon bits.
That’s pretty much it. It’s a microwavable meal that involves some mixing and pouring, so I’d consider this actual cooking!
When you’re all done, here’s how it looks:
Now the tough part. How’s it taste?
Exactly as you’d expect, yumtastic! Yes, I pretty much cleaned out the bowl.
And now for some basic info from Kraft:
KRAFT HOMESTYLE Macaroni & Cheese Microwaveable Bowls
If you love KRAFT HOMESTYLE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, you’ll enjoy that same creamy and delicious taste now ready in less than five minutes with new KRAFT HOMESTYLE Macaroni & Cheese Microwaveable Bowls.
KRAFT HOMESTYLE Macaroni & Cheese Microwaveable Bowls deliver delicious macaroni & cheese with hearty ridged noodles topped with crunchy breadcrumbs or bacon in the perfect adult size. Just mix the hearty ridged macaroni and tasty seasoning packet with water, and then microwave for 4 and a half minutes. Finish by stirring in creamy real KRAFT cheese, and top off with crunchy breadcrumbs or bacon. It’s the perfect meal for one.
Three mouth-watering flavors include: White Cheddar (the newest KRAFT HOMESTYLE flavor), Hearty Four Cheese and Sharp Cheddar & Bacon.
If I need to actually give a review or grade, I’d say two thumbs up. Way up! If you already love Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, this new Homestyle line is just full of even more love. Go buy some. Now.
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If you haven’t short-circuited your keyboard in drool yet, good. Because here’s the really fun part. You can win a package of all 3 Styles yourself! Two lucky winners will each get a set of Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Microwaveable Bowls! So you can try all three styles and go, “Mmmmmmm!” just like I did!
Win 3 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Microwaveable Bowls
(2 Winners! Each winner gets one bowl of each new style)
Giveaway ends on November 4, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.