Annie's Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. Box (Pack of 12)
- 6 oz. Box of Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
- Made with Organic Pasta
- No Artificial Flavors, Synthetic Colors, or Preservatives
- Made with 100% Real Cheese
- Shells & Real Aged Cheddar
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About the Brand
Annie's Homegrown has stayed committed to its goals even as the company has expanded. With distribution in all 50 states, it's become the second-largest brand of macaroni and cheese in the U.S. And in their own words: "We know we're the first most delicious."
History of Annie's Homegrown
After creating Smartfood in 1982, one of the fastest-selling snack food products in U.S. history, Annie Withey co-founded Annie's Homegrown in 1989 with the idea of making a great-tasting, all-natural macaroni and cheese. In the end, though, she did a lot more than that.
In 1998, Annie's Homegrown was the first to develop and introduce three amazing kinds of organic macaroni and cheese. At the end of 2001, Annie's introduced a line of certified organic pasta, dressed up in a lovely bright purple box. And in 2005, Annie's introduced three flavors of Deluxe Mac and Cheese, four awesome flavors of organic crackers that they call Cheddar Bunnies, and three flavors of graham crackers called Bunny Grahams, made with organic ingredients.
Annie continues to be the inspirational leader of Annie's. She works from her home in Connecticut, answering some consumer letters and providing input on new product and marketing ideas. She remains the company's corporate conscience.
Flavor: Real Aged Cheddar | Size: 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
From the Manufacturer
Real food tastes better
For 25 years, Annie’s has been nourishing families with simple, down-to-earth foods that taste great and are easy to love. We never use artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives in our mac and cheese. Made with real cheese from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST*.
In 1989, Annie Withey co-founded Annie’s Homegrown with the goal of giving families healthy and delicious foods and to show by example that a successful business can also be socially responsible. Annie chose Bernie, her pet rabbit, to be the brand’s 'Rabbit of Approval'. She put her address and phone number on the original boxes to encourage consumers to connect with her. Today, we continue to value direct and honest communication with our consumers.
We sell premium products made from high-quality wholesome ingredients at affordable prices. Our products appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek to avoid the artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives used in many conventional packaged foods. Today, we offer over 175 products, including mac and cheese, Cheddar Bunnies, fruit snacks, crackers, graham snacks, granola bars, salad dressings, condiments, and more.
Annie’s sources only from places and people we trust, with high emphasis on quality, as well as agricultural and environmental sustainability. We believe in transparency and we work with trusted suppliers to source only non-GMO ingredients.
Contains milk and wheat ingredients. Made on shared equipment that also processes egg and soy.
Durum Semolina Pasta (Durum Semolina, Water), Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Whey, Buttermilk, Butter, Salt, Annatto Extract (Color), Beta Carotene.
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best Mac and cheese there is so far. Just make sure you get the one that says Certified organic and not the one that say made with organic wheat.Published 1 month ago by HappyMommy
My children really like this. It is easy for my 12 year old to make on her own. The family sized boxes are fabulous lunch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Family
Out of 12 boxes, only 4 were edible. The cheese pouches in the other 8 were slit open and spilled all over the dry pasta. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LS
It is an excellent product that exceeded my expectations and was delivered on time. It is an excellent bargain that was well worth the money spent and recommended to anyone... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jak_jak