Boxed mac and cheese, practically guilt-free

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.

4 Responses to “Boxed mac and cheese, practically guilt-free”

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    DW August 2, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    My kids love powdered cheese.

    Thanks Mir!

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    Bliss August 2, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    They are a buck a box at Kroger right now!

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    MH August 2, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    #1 I too am always surprised at how much the blue box costs.
    #2 I was going to say the same thing Bliss did – I just yesterday stocked up on Annie’s at Kroger. They are good to have on hand. My kids like it and I like the spirals myself.

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    Heather August 3, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    At our local Kroger, they were .50 a box last week, on sale!! (Annie’s, that is!)