Review: Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

I used to love that neon orange boxed mac n’ cheese.  I mean love.  I could eat an entire box by myself in one sitting!  No shame.  After discovering that I was allergic to dairy, I tried a few boxed vegan mac n’ cheese products, and they were terrible.  The noodles tasted like cardboard (seriously guys, how hard is it to make noodles?) and the “cheese” powder was a truly horrifying concoction that only served to make the macaroni a vaguely orange color (it definitely didn’t impart any cheesy flavor).  I eventually gave up and stopped wasting my money.  Enter: Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
While it’s clearly still not the radioactive orange color that I loved as a child, this is simply the best boxed vegan mac n’ cheese on the market.  It’s perfectly creamy, the noodles taste like actual pasta instead of cardboard, and the white cheddar sauce is pretty darn close to the cheese I remember eating!
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Whole Foods sells this for around $3.00-$3.50 per box, depending on the location.  I was lucky enough to snag 4 boxes on sale for $2.00 each at my local health food store.  Compared to non-vegan versions, this is quite pricy.  However, this is not a regular part of my diet.  I prefer to center my diet around whole plant foods, and save products like these for special occasion treats.  While this vegan mac n’ cheese is certainly healthier than non-vegan versions, it still is not a whole plant food.  For people transitioning to veganism, or who just miss the comfort and convenience of boxed mac n’ cheese, this is a fantastic product!
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
I highly recommend Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.  It tastes great and it is by far the best boxed vegan mac n’ cheese on the market.  Earth Balance wins again!
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

In other news, my computer recently died.  Today, I bought a beautiful, shiny new Macbook Pro!  Now blogging, recipe writing, and photo editing will be infinitely easier.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for ThisVeganWhimsy, and I’m infinitely thankful to be typing on a computer that doesn’t freeze literally every five seconds.
Review Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

 

4 thoughts on “Review: Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

  1. My computer died too! And it was the youngest of the family! If I had this plate to comfort myself… sigh!

    • ThisVeganWhimsy

      I was computerless for almost three weeks, forced to keep up with the world on my tiny phone screen! It was TERRIBLE. I’m so happy to have a computer that works. This plate definitely made up for the lonely nights spent with no computer though 😉

  2. I can’t wait to try this mac and cheese! I had practically given up on the easy and quick boxed meal…I have hope again! I almost always make it from scratch since I couldn’t find a way to replicate Kraft using a vegan/whole foods brand. But that means time! Not why we eat mac and cheese, right!? Can’t wait… Congrats on the new computer!

    • ThisVeganWhimsy

      Let me know if you like it! I think it’s the best one on the market. I almost always make my own as well, because it’s healthier and I had so many fails with boxed vegan versions. But this one I actually like, so I keep a few in my cupboard now for the super busy nights.

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