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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Monday, 23 July 2012

Annie's Rice Pasta and Cheddar (aka Gluten free macaroni and cheese)

Mmmm, macaroni and cheese - always a good comfort food! The cheesy goodness and familiar blue Kraft dinner box reminds many people of their childhood.

While I was in Florida, I picked up a box of Annie's Rice Pasta and Cheddar. It was a little over $2 a box, and it retail here for around $4.

I do enjoy macaroni and cheese - however, I've found that gluten free pasta doesn't always cooperate when you are using it for baking (for homemade mac and cheese). I've been wanting to try this brand for awhile and yesterday I put it to the test!

The box says to cook the noodles for 10 minutes (I went with 8 due to the fact the noodles turn to mush if overcooked even a little), and mix the cheese powder with milk .

Once the noodles are drained, add 2 tsp of butter and the cheese mixture/milk, stir and enjoy!

So what did it taste like? Well, it was ok. I thought the noodles were a little large for box pasta, and the cheese flavour was fine, but not out of this world cheesy. It didn't taste bad, and I enjoyed the novelty of gluten free macaroni and cheese, but I'm not sure I would buy too many more in the future.

The product would be good for kids who like mac and cheese, or if you needed a quick meal or were travelling.

I know there are other Gluten Free varieties of Macaroni and Cheese out there so I'll have to seek them out~!

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