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Trader Joe's Frozen Macaroni and Cheese

Not to add on to the bajillion TJ's threads out there, but has anyone had the "Joe's Diner" Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese?

IT'S DELICIOUS! It has cheddar, swiss, gouda and havarti cheeses and I find it remarkably good.

What does everyone else think?

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  1. I thought it was good and slightly better than any other frozen product I've had, but not that great a value for the money. If I'm going for frozen, I'd just as soon have Stouffers. If I'm going for something that tastes great, I have to make it myself.

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    1. re: Emm

      I really have to reply to your comment, Emm. It is more than "slightly better" than other frozen mac and cheese products on the market. And it is a GREAT value...I would rather pay a little more, and there is a lot in the package, then buy any other brand. Stouffer's is NOT anywhere near as good as Trader Joe's, which has several kinds of cheeses and DOES taste homemade. I hate every other kind of frozen mac and cheese and most boxed mac and cheese...this stuff is FANTASTIC!!!

    2. Oh man...I love that stuff. I don't like Stouffers because there is too much cheese goop. The TJ's mac and cheese has the perfect cheese/noodle ratio. I also like that it has a bit of sharpness to it...yum!

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      1. re: mariannas

        Agreed! I think the sharpness comes from the cheddar or havarti...I can't decide. But it's just soo great!

      2. it's one of the best things TJs sells. every time I buy it, either the clerk or another customer leans in close and conspiratorially asks "don't you LOVE this stuff?"

        and I do! sometimes I'll add a dash of pepper, but usually devour as prepared.

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        1. re: annagranfors

          Mmm pepper huh? Sounds good.

          And I totally know what you mean about the clerks commenting on it, happens to me every time too!

        2. You are spot on! The Mac&Cheese is incredible!

          1. After reading this thread I decided I had to try it, instead of walking past it in the frozen case every week. I was.. underwhelmed. It's not terrible by any means, but pretty average, I thought. Stouffers is better.

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            1. re: marmite

              I have both in the freezer - Stouffer's is creamier, but Trader Joe's is gooier and has more cheese flavor. Both are greatly improved by a healthy sprinkle of habanero hot sauce.