Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Food Review- Dairy free Mac & Cheese

Any American child (who is lucky enough to not have food allergies) grew up eating mac & cheese and chicken nuggets. For my sisters and I, mac & cheese nights were the babysitter nights. About a week after I was told I couldn't have dairy it hit me....NO MORE MAC AND CHEESE!!!!!! It was like a small part of my childhood was being taken away. 

But luckily for me, I have a wonderful boyfriend who is getting very good at picking out foods that I can have without compromising the food diet to which I now adhere. Last trip to whole foods I come around to the next aisle and he's holding a box of dairy free Mac & Cheese. We read and re-read the label and I start to get really excited (I really really really love mac & cheese).

Here's the box so you know which brand I'm reviewing. Now for the review.

The noodles themselves were fine, cooked normally without problems. You had to add in milk but we only have vanilla soy in our house so that's what we added. 

I was so excited to try this and the taste was just too far off what I had in mind so I am not going to recommend as a mac and cheese replacement but I will recommend (without vanilla soy) for families with food allergies who are looking for quick and easy dinners. Sorry Road's End but this didn't quite do it for me. 

Till next time... 


  1. Don't give up, I am sure there is a way to make the real thing.

  2. try using a little white wine or olive oil if you can, instead of the milk substitute

  3. Thanks Dad but I probably won't try that again. I'll find something new to try.