Had I posted my top ten fear foods one month ago, macaroni and cheese most definitely would have made the cut, but, overcome with a wave of adventurousness in Oman, I courageously tried some, wearing a bikini and all; I jumped right into the deep end, and I came out most definitely not singing “praise Cheesus!”
It was HORRIBLE. Truly horrible. Recommendation #1: Don’t eat hot mac & cheese in the sun on a humid day, and #2: Don’t go for the tinned stuff.
Despite containing more protein and 1/3 the calories of a similar serving of cheddar, Velveeta is not, repeat not, a worthy substitute, unless you’re down for your taste buds to take a battering. Sure the 1/2 lb block is easy to work with – “It spreads” – but advertising itself as “a delicious Cheese Food” should sound the alarm bells, as well as the information that Velveeta is a “Process American Cheese with added milk sugar, milk minerals, and water.” Right, that’s enough, I’ll stop there with the details. The point is that my fear of macaroni and cheese was tackled with a tin of Kraft stuff – It just looked so fun – that only caused the fear to return with a vengeance. Mac & cheese, as I know it, should come from a grandma’s kitchen, served in a dutch oven, not as follows:
The noodles were so plasticy they were hard to chew, and the cheese was so soupy I almost had to whip out a straw. Three impressive bites of the goo and I handed it over to my brave sidekick:
But when a dog who hunts down bugs for dessert after a kibble dinner can’t even stomach the “liquid gold,” as Velveeta markets itself, you know something is wrong – just plain wrong – with the product.
Someone take me out for some good mac and cheese, and take me out quick!
What do you think about Velveeta?
What’s the worst and/ or best mac & cheese you’ve tried?