Kraft Mac & Cheese - why margarine not butter?
- magnolia Feb 6, 2001 10:39 AM
OK - all the posts about secret spam lovers has helped me to admit in public that I love Kraft Mac & Cheese. I've done without for four years because I've been too embarrassed to ask guests to bring it.
I searched high though Waitrose and low through Tesco. But my descriptions to supermarket folks (it's macaroni with a little packet of nuclear orange powder) drew looks almost as blank as when I asked for non-dairy whipped topping (but that's another story).
Finally - I have found it! Sainsbury's carries it as "KRAFT CHEESY PASTA" and it's in a red box rather than a blue one. But it's the same beloved stuff.
HOWEVER - I had forgotten that the 'recipe' (let's call it the 'just add') called for margarine which I now hate. Why do you think it calls for marg instead of butter - and do you think I can substitute butter? I'm thinking there must be a really good rationale (unless it's just that Kraft makes butter?!)?
My family would occasionally have Kraft Mac 'n Cheese with dinner when we were feeling lazy and always used butter instead of margarine. So offhand I would say nothing terrible is going to happen if you substitute; in fact, I would say the results would be worse if you don't!
If you're not committed to the hardcore Kraft experience, I'd also recommend adding milk/cream and a fair amount of shredded real cheese. I had the basic, unmodified version a year or so ago at a friend's house, and even with nostalgia factored in it was kind of...bad.
We share a secret shame. but I use butter and can can find no reason for margarine. Anyway it is great stuff.
I know this message is *old* but I did a web search for "Kraft Cheesy Pasta" and this is one of the three entries it brought up.
It says you found it at Sainsbury's... it will be my next stop! But since the message is a year old, I'm assuming that it's been discontinued... I can't find it anymore, where I used to be able to...
I miss my blue-box macaroni and cheese and its twin brother, red-box Cheesy Pasta.
They were both the cheesiest.
I've been looking for this heavenly pasta as well but can't find it.
If anyone knows where I can locate these heavenly tubes of pasta please let me know!!
ps- I found a packet recently in 'All Days' (South England - UK). It was more expensive than Soctland so thought I might be able to get them a little cheaper in a supermarket down here if anyone has any ideas?!
I'm am very upset. I too am a Kraft Cheesy Pasta lover and I can't find it ANYWHERE, not even sainsburys.