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Annie's Homegrown Totally Natural Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese, 6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)


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  • Made with 100% Real Organic Valley Cheese
  • Certified Organic
  • Good Source of Calcium & Protein
  • No Artificial Flavors, Synthetic Colors, or Preservatives.
  • Cheese from cows not treated with growth hormone rBST (no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated and non rBST-treated cows).

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Ingredients
Durum Semolina Pasta (Durum Semolina, Water), Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Whey, Buttermilk, Butter, Salt, Annatto Extract (Color), Beta Carotene.

Directions
Easy to cook in 10 minutes. Annie's Way. Boil: 6 cups water in a medium saucepan. Stir: in pasta, bring to a boil again. Cook: at Medium, Boil for 8-10 minutes or until done. Drain in a colander. Add: 2-4 tablespoons lowfat milk (or 1/2 cup yogurt) and cheese sauce mix to the warm saucepan and mix well with a whisk. Pour: pasta over sauce, mix well and serve. Traditional Way: for richer flavor, add 2 tablespoons of butter.

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Product Description

Flavor: Real Aged Cheddar | Size: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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Homegrown Natural Shells Real Aged Cheddar Mac CheeseAnnie’s Homegrown totally natural shells and real aged cheddar mac and cheese is a great all natural dish for kids who need to have that “orange” cheese on their macaroni. Annie’s has taken the original shells and white cheddar macaroni and cheese and naturally added a little color--a perfect answer to all the chemically orange colored cheeses. The natural cheese is colored with a plant extract called annatto, which has been used in tropical American cultures for generations to color foods such as butter, cheese, and mustard. This is a vegetarian product that has zero grams trans fat and is yeast free. It is a good source of protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, and folic acid. This is sold in a pack of twelve 6-ounce boxes.

Annie's HomegrownAbout Annie's Homegrown
Annie’s Homegrown was co-founded in 1989 by Annie Withey, an organic farmer, wife, and mother of two.  Annie started with the intention of making all-natural macaroni and cheese. However, the company gained a lot of popularity and Annie’s currently does a lot more than that.

Annie’s Homegrown brings you a wide range of comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese, snacks, and cereal--all made with straight-from-nature, simple, and organic ingredients with no icky additives or pesky preservatives. All their products taste great--delight yourself with their delicious products now!

The company is driven by a team of folks who are passionate about three things--food, people, and the planet.  People at Annie’s Homegrown always strive for the motto: “Eat Responsibly. Act Responsibly”.


Product Description

Organic Shells & Real Aged Cheddar is for parents who want organic and kids who want orange. Modeled after our original Shells & Real Aged Cheddar, Annie's created an organic version made with certified organic pasta and certified organic Real Aged Cheddar cheese. We color the cheese with annatto, a natural coloring used for centuries to make foods like butter and mustard colored naturally.

Product Details

Flavor: Real Aged Cheddar | Size: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000CQ6KTM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,706 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

Love the taste of Annie's organic Mac & Cheese.
Meh123
Sauce is thin, noodles are too small, and it tastes like vomit or stomach acid (I'm serious).
Aurora
Whole wheat pasta shells with white cheddar cheese is delicious!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Prostar on December 8, 2006
Flavor Name: Whole Wheat Shells & CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12) Verified Purchase
I've been eating Annie's Mac n' Cheese (not the whole wheat type) since 1994. Amazon offers a excellent price (around $1.50 per box for certified organic, whoa!) and if I'm going to commit upfront to 12 boxes of mac and cheese, I figured I try to be a little healthier and get the whole wheat type.

It is a quality product but it isn't suited to my taste buds. I am surprised because I prefer brown rice and wild rice to white rice and generally enjoy whole wheat products. But to this eater, the whole wheat shells were too heavy and chewy. The watery white cheddar sauce enhanced the pasta's rougher texture and blandness. (The white cheddar sauce is like an alfredo, and less creamy than Annie's regular cheddar.) My friends love this stuff, but I think it's an acquired tasted. If I had known what I know now, I'd have stuck with the enriched white (yet stripped of it's nutrients) shells or at least gone with the regular cheddar sauce.

*Update*
While still not a full-on fan, I enjoying this product more now that:

1. Tastes much better when cooked 10-11 minutes at sea-level (the box recommends 8-10), the texture is less rough and gummy and is more noodle-y.

2. Adding fresh herbs with the cheese sauce. It gives a depth to the flavor. My favorite herb to add (so far) is cilantro (add about 1/3 cup chopped after mixing in the cheese sauce). Other enjoyable variations were adding 2/3 cup of Italian parsley or 1/8 cup fresh dill leaves.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Martin on July 16, 2006
Flavor Name: Real Aged CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12) Verified Purchase
We stopped buying the Kraft mac n' cheese once we got started on Annie's products. The cheese sauce tastes more like real cheese than the sweet, overprocessed Kraft sauce. Once you acquire a taste for Annie's, there's no going back! On the other hand, the kids' friends who come over for lunch often turn up their noses at our Annie's mac and cheese, because they are so accustomed to Kraft or the like. I like that Annie's are all-natural, too, but it's mainly the taste that keeps me coming back for more. A note about the shell kind: you get more for your money than the bunny or Arthur shapes. The kids love the cute shapes, so we buy both, but the shells are a better deal.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Techthusiast on January 22, 2011
Flavor Name: Real Aged CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12) Verified Purchase
1) I use a 1/2 cup of Dannon NonFat Plain Yoghurt (per the instructions) and find that even without butter or milk, the sauce is creamy, tangy, perfect.

2) Tabasco for a kick

3) Parsley (dried will do) because it is awesome.

4) Cracked red and black pepper because that's how I roll.

5) Tuna if you like tuna.

Result = wholesome joy.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jesus is my Savior on February 10, 2008
Flavor Name: Real Aged CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
This is without a doubt one of the best "mac and cheese" products around. And it is good for you too! I noticed some negative reviews about the cheese sauce being too thin. YOU NEED TO DRAIN THE SHELLS REALLY WELL and this will remedy that. They are like tiny water buckets, so I stirred and shook the water out of them while they were in my collander and it did the trick. ENJOY!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wes on August 20, 2006
Flavor Name: White CheddarSize Name: 10.5 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Oh my god these shells and white cheddar cheese are glorious. You really should buy CASES of these, they are so delicious. If you have a hearty appetite, this "family size" will serve one just fine. I can't get over how amazing it tastes. Not only that, but for this recipe the shells are perfect - they hold the flavor MAGNIFICENTLY! It only takes minutes to prepare. And be ready: you may begin shedding tears of joy once you place a spoonful in your mouth - it is THAT good. Plus it's organic if that's important to you.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Annette on January 10, 2008
Flavor Name: Whole Wheat Shells & CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
All by itself, I would have to give this a 3. But, as I've learned with most packaged food, it can be easily made into a 5. I prepare as described on the box and top with mixed Italian herbs, crushed red pepper, and a pinch of shredded Parmesan. Not only does it look more appetizing, but it tastes great! And these are things I usually keep around the house, so I just grabbed whatever I had and it only adds about 30 seconds to the prep process. I highly recommend if you're willing to add things you like to flavor it up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lorimomof many on December 18, 2010
Flavor Name: Five-Grain Elbows & White CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12) Verified Purchase
I was looking for an organic mac-n-cheese that my kids would like and this is it. Not only is it organic but it has the whole grains that I wanted. Make sure to mix the cheese packet with organic milk in a separate bowl before adding to drained noodles to avoid clumps. I tried to skip this step by adding it directly to the noodles in the pot and ended up with lots of clumps. Price is better here on Amazon verses our local store that carries it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Lynn on July 29, 2006
Flavor Name: Shells with White CheddarSize Name: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
This is fast food that tastes great. It really is pretty close to the real thing and tastes like "comfort food". The noodles aren't mushy. The cheese sauce is creamy & flavorful. I like to add some extra cheese. I also add veggies or a can of tuna now & then. Makes for a very quick meal. The organic and non-organic varieties taste exactly the same.
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