Dec 3, 2016

Review: Three Bridges - Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit

Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit bills itself as the "first-ever refrigerated mac & cheese kit."

A 12-oz box carries a suggested price of $5.49 but I received this courtesy of Three Bridges. It's good for about two good-sized bowl of mac & cheese.

The kit itself is pretty simple: just cooked macaroni pasta and a pouch of shredded cheddar cheese.  The boxes promises "dinner in 3 minutes" but it probably took me about five minutes just because I didn't want to accidentally scald the milk during heating. You just have to melt the cheese into milk, then add the pasta, and you're done.

It turned out rather well. It looks like they mixed some butter, water, and corn starch into the shredded cheddar, which made for a thick, smooth sauce with a very even consistency. Flavor-wise, the sauce was very creamy and suitably cheesy with a mild cheddar flavor. It didn't coagulate much at all when it cooled but also left little in the way of watery residue.

The pasta was tender but not mushy and held the sauce very well.

The bottom line is that Three Bridges makes an exemplary version of the packaged mac and cheese you might have eaten growing up as a kid and might be even easier to make. As for the kid test: My nephews gobbled the stuff up in no time at all.

Nutritional Info - Three Bridges Creamy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese Kit - Prepared with 2% Milk
Serving Size - 4.8 oz (136g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 550mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 10g

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