Listen, I’m not going to talk smack about the famous Blue Box. Lord knows I grew up on the stuff, and yeah, sometimes I buy it for my kids. Here in America we’re entitled to life, liberty, and the occasional dinner of boxed pasta with neon-orange cheese sauce powder.
On the other hand, now that there’s natural/organic options that taste nearly as good, I’m much more likely to grab those. Yeah, it’s still boxed pasta with powdered cheese, but somehow I feel less guilty.
Right now Amazon is running a 20% off coupon to clip on some Annie’s Homegrown pastas, and if you go for either the Bunny Pasta With Yummy Cheese or Shells & White Cheddar 12-packs—currently priced at just under $19 each—and clip the coupon and buy via Subscribe & Save, it can end up coming out to around a buck a box. (Remember that you’ll need 5 Subscribe & Save items in a month to get the larger discount.)
Of course, at first I was thinking “Well heck, that’s not all that cheap,” but then I remembered that the blue box is around a buck a box now, too. When I was in college I used to get 5 boxes for $1. You know, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.