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Offline martiabernathey

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Mac & Cheese anathema
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:47:20 PM »
Got these Kraft Mac and Cheese pots, and they are absolutely awful. They taste like a bad version of Velveeta M&C. Where can I just get the ole box Kraft M&C?

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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 01:52:26 PM »
Well, I'm fairly new here but in the time I have spent looking for food items in particular, some things I have only been able to locate online.... There is a food section for this forum so maybe you can get some input there as well?


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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 02:03:34 PM »
Eh I'm just amused, more than anything.

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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 02:59:02 PM »
We'll, my Sainsbury's has an American section now with Kraft and peanut butter m&ms and Ocado also carried it.

They're about £2.20 a box.
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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 05:37:45 PM »
Eh I'm just amused, more than anything.

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Glad I can entertain!
I will have to look into Sainsburys here in Inverness, thanks Lyonaria!


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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 05:40:11 PM »
Glad I can entertain!
I will have to look into Sainsburys here in Inverness, thanks Lyonaria!


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Lol not at you. I was amused at how awful it is! 

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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 05:43:35 PM »
Most of the "American " foods I have found here just do not taste right! And yes, some of them are truly awful.


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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 05:48:05 PM »
Most of the "American " foods I have found here just do not taste right! And yes, some of them are truly awful.


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Chocolate malts/shakes are generally bad as well. Only place I've found that is close is Creams and Ed's Easy Diner.

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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 05:51:02 PM »
Most of the "American " foods I have found here just do not taste right! And yes, some of them are truly awful.
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American foods that are actually made here are made to the UK taste/palate. So they aren't the same.
Chocolate malts/shakes are generally bad as well. Only place I've found that is close is Creams and Ed's Easy Diner.

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The shakes at Byron burger are amazing! I really want one now.
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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 06:12:53 PM »
You can get the box in Tesco or Sainsbury's but be careful: some of the things in the American aisle can be found for a third the price elsewhere in the store.  ::)
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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
From the sound of it, I really wish we had a Byron Burger up here!


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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
From the sound of it, I really wish we had a Byron Burger up here!


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There's over 60 locations now and there might be one close to you.
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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 07:14:23 PM »
Ugh! Nearest is in Aberdeen.... And I'm in Inverness....not good! :(


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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 09:20:50 AM »
Those instant pots are just horrible. I don't think it matters what it is. They all taste stale and gross.

In our local Asda there is a mac and cheese just called "Cheesey Pasta", think it is about 80p. Not quite as good as Kraft but with a few adjustments it is ok. I usually use it for a tuna noodle casserole so it doesn't matter too much.

I am pretty sure I have seen it mentioned before but Kraft do a frozen mac and cheese available in a lot of places too. I actually don't mind it but it MUST be made in the oven. When made in the microwave it just isn't the same!

Edited to add: Actually I just found out that Cheesey Pasta *IS* Kraft. https://groceries.asda.com/product/packet-pasta/kraft-cheesey-pasta/35198

But now they also have this! (I dont think it's the same as the instant pots) https://groceries.asda.com/product/pasta-snacks/kraft-classic-macaroni-cheese/910003087023
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Re: Mac & Cheese anathema
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 09:55:44 AM »
Wow. They're actually mmanufacturing it over here now? The address is a UK one.

Let us know how it is if anyone tries it!

I'll probably keep buying the imported stuff as the OP said, UK made US products don't taste the same.
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