Friday, July 2, 2010

Kraft Cheesy Alfredo with Pasta Twists

I'd first like to apologize for the lack of mac and cheese reviews as of late (since I'm sure the millions of people who read my blog are just beside themselves wondering why I haven't written more). Moving back home after college has led to a lot more of my mom's food, which includes things like fresh ingredients, vegetables, and all-around healthiness. Good for things like combating heart attacks and obesity, but terrible for this blog. On the flip side, though, unemployment has left me with a lot of free time at lunch, which should counteract the effects of Mom's healthy cooking.

I don't generally consider alfredo sauce a part of the cheese family. Though it does contain parmesan, it doesn't generally taste particularly cheesy, and cream seems to take center stage within the sauce. However, I'm willing to make an exception for Kraft because, let's face it, there's not actually all that much real cheese in their regular mac and cheese either.


Flavor: 4/5. This was actually a remarkably good sauce. It didn't taste like alfredo, per se, more like a hybrid of cheese and alfredo sauce.

Consistency: 4/5. Pretty standard; it could've been a little thicker but didn't necessarily need to be.

Pasta Shape: 4.75/5. Gemelli was a solid choice for the "alfredo" sauce.

Overall: 4.25/5. I actually enjoyed Kraft's attempt at alfredo sauce a lot more than I thought I would. Granted, it was not an alfredo in the strictest sense, but it was still good. I also found it interesting that a perusal of the ingredients revealed that the sauce even contained a touch of onion, and I wonder if we can attribute the sauce's deliciousness to this fact.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size 2.5 oz (about 1/3 box), prepared. 380 Calories, 130 Calories from Fat; 2.5g Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat; 5mg Cholesterol; 650mg Sodium; 50g Carbohydrate; 2g Fiber; 7g Sugars; 9g Protein.

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