Classic Macaroni & Cheese - Annie's Homegrown

Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Meet our NEW, yummier than ever, Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese! That’s right, we’ve upgraded our Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese to be yummier than EVER with a creamier, cheesier tasting recipe. On our mission for more yum, we took to the kitchen to cook up a flavor-packed mac that’s made the Annie’s way. We even gave the noodle an upgrade to ensure that each spoonful packs in the perfect bite of cheesy, creamy goodness. So grab a spoon & dig in!

Classic Macaroni & Cheese, 3.5 out of 5 based on 81 ratings
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Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Meet our NEW, yummier than ever, Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese! That’s right, we’ve upgraded our Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese to be yummier than EVER with a creamier, cheesier tasting recipe. On our mission for more yum, we took to the kitchen to cook up a flavor-packed mac that’s made the Annie’s way. We even gave the noodle an upgrade to ensure that each spoonful packs in the perfect bite of cheesy, creamy goodness. So grab a spoon & dig in!

Classic Macaroni & Cheese, 3.5 out of 5 based on 81 ratings
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  • NEW Cheesier, creamier taste
  • Made with real cheese
  • Made with organic pasta
  • 9g protein per serving
  • No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives
  • Cheese from cows not treated with growth hormone rBST (no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated and non rBST-treated cows)
  • We work with trusted suppliers to source only non-GMO ingredients

BEST INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC PASTA (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR), WHEY, CULTURED CREAM, NONFAT MILK, SALT, BUTTER (PASTEURIZED CREAM, SALT), DRIED CHEDDAR CHEESE (CULTURED PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, NON-ANIMAL ENZYMES), CORN STARCH, CITRIC ACID, ANNATTO EXTRACT (FOR COLOR), LACTIC ACID, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SILICON DIOXIDE (FOR ANTICAKING).

CONTAINS WHEAT AND MILK.

INGREDIENTS, NUTRITION FACTS, AND ALLERGEN STATEMENTS CAN CHANGE. ALWAYS REFER TO THE ACTUAL PACKAGE FOR THE MOST COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION.

Made With Goodness
  • NEW Cheesier, creamier taste
  • Made with real cheese
  • Made with organic pasta
  • 9g protein per serving
  • No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives
  • Cheese from cows not treated with growth hormone rBST (no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated and non rBST-treated cows)
  • We work with trusted suppliers to source only non-GMO ingredients
Ingredients

BEST INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC PASTA (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR), WHEY, CULTURED CREAM, NONFAT MILK, SALT, BUTTER (PASTEURIZED CREAM, SALT), DRIED CHEDDAR CHEESE (CULTURED PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, NON-ANIMAL ENZYMES), CORN STARCH, CITRIC ACID, ANNATTO EXTRACT (FOR COLOR), LACTIC ACID, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SILICON DIOXIDE (FOR ANTICAKING).

CONTAINS WHEAT AND MILK.

INGREDIENTS, NUTRITION FACTS, AND ALLERGEN STATEMENTS CAN CHANGE. ALWAYS REFER TO THE ACTUAL PACKAGE FOR THE MOST COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION.

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  • Ben Nov, 14, 2018

    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    It is the worst thing ever.Annie's Mac and Cheese used to be all I wanted to eat but now it is the worst
    Ben Nov, 14, 2018
  • sage Nov, 14, 2018

    Its actually really good

    I actually really love the new recipe. So cheesy!
    sage Nov, 14, 2018
  • Mari Nov, 12, 2018

    mariharris84@yahoo.com

    This was my first time purchasing Annie’s and have to sadly say it will be my last. There was a great deal at the store so figured I would give it a try, now I can see why it was such a fabulous deal, they wanted to get rid of it. The taste was horrible, sadly Kraft tastes better then this. Will be bringing the rest back to the grocery store as this is not edible.
    Mari Nov, 12, 2018
  • Jenny Nov, 06, 2018

    Huge Disappointment

    We have bought Annie’s Mac and Cheese for years. I recently purchased the “Yummier than Ever” new recipe, and made it for my kids tonight. To me, it smelled weird while I was mixing the cheese sauce, but I didn’t think too much of it. My 7 year old, who has never turned her nose up at a bowl of Mac and Cheese before, tried it and said it was definitely not yummier than ever. In fact, she asked if I would put more cream in her food to mask the flavor so that she “wouldn’t taste it.” She did not finish her food, and when asked if she would eat it again, she said, “Only if it was the only thing I could eat.” Not an impressive review from a kid who would have lived off of the old recipe if given the chance. Two thumbs down.
    Jenny Nov, 06, 2018
  • Michelle Oct, 31, 2018

    Bitter after taste! Bleh!

    Agree with all comments. I just made 2 boxes for my daughters Halloween party for school and tasted this. Good thing I taste tested because this has such a bitter after taste. It’s horrible! I’ve had Annie’s products before and never had this experience. I went online to see if others had anythingg to say about this Macarand cheese yummier than ever classic cheddar and read exactly how I felt! Had to go out at 9:00pm at night to get 2 boxes of kraft Mac and cheese that I knew would be good! I could not bring this in for toddlers to eat!
    Michelle Oct, 31, 2018
  • Ang Oct, 29, 2018

    Terrible

    The new version tastes terrible. It has a weird after taste. I will not buy again. I hope you bring back the old recipe! Annie's mac and cheese used to be great!!
    Ang Oct, 29, 2018
  • Ashley Oct, 29, 2018

    ashleyriannakelley@gmail.com

    I’m so disappointed in Annie’s new classic mac and cheese recipe. I’ve made this new “yummier than ever” box twice and each time it tastes like the inside of a barn. I really hope Annie’s goes back to the original, as soon as possible.
    Ashley Oct, 29, 2018
  • Critter Oct, 29, 2018

    ZERO stars!! This sucks!

    My rating is ZERO stars. So GROSS!!! I'm going back to the no name brand mac and cheese. Annie's tastes like chemicals and not even cheese. Ugh!
    Critter Oct, 29, 2018
  • eryn Oct, 29, 2018

    Only the first box I had was good..the rest? No way

    I'm sorry but it seems that every box I have eaten tastes like plastic or something. I tried one box, which was very good. Now, every box since tastes gross! Makes me want to go back to Kraft Dinner.
    eryn Oct, 29, 2018
  • LB Oct, 28, 2018

    Bummed

    SUPER disappointed. Like many others I thought I was going a little crazy until I read the reviews. I wondered if I had gotten a gorgonzola flavored mac because it had such a strong, moldy, flavor. PLEASE bring back the old recipe, I don't care if it isn't as healthy. The new one tastes like a**.
    LB Oct, 28, 2018
  • Elizabeth Oct, 26, 2018

    eafitton@yahoo.com

    This is terrible. Please return to your old recipe. My kids won’t eat it, and I won’t buy it again. Gave it two attempts. Not yummy at all.
    Elizabeth Oct, 26, 2018
  • 10 healthy swaps for your kid's favorite lunch foods Oct, 26, 2018
    […] Mac and cheese is an easy go-to meal that kids love. But beware of high amounts of sodium that can be found in even the organic brands. Kraft macaroni & cheese contains570 mg of sodium.Annie’s Homegrown classic macaroni & cheese may seem like a better option, but it contains540 mg of sodium. […]
    10 healthy swaps for your kid's favorite lunch foods Oct, 26, 2018
  • P. W. Oct, 25, 2018

    Yuck

    Worst taste ever. It has a very bitter, weird after taste. My son didn’t like it. I don’t like it either. Yuck 🤢
    P. W. Oct, 25, 2018
  • Renate Oct, 23, 2018

    Nothing is yummier about the new recipe

    Sorry, that your new recipes taste terrible. It has a bitter taste. I had to throw out 2 packages of cooked mac n cheese. Nobody wanted to eat them. I will donate the remainder of the bought packages because nobody will eat them in our house. The older recipes taste a lot better.
    Renate Oct, 23, 2018
  • AshleyChan Oct, 22, 2018

    Just not the same.

    I love Annie’s products and I was skeptical when I saw the “Yummier than ever” on my favorite box. I am disappointed. The original was my favorite out of any boxed Mac and cheese ever! This new one is not the same. :(
    AshleyChan Oct, 22, 2018
  • Benjamin Bearden Oct, 21, 2018

    New flavor is Really Bad

    The new flavor is absolutely terrible. The old flavor was the only mac and cheese my son would eat, now it's nothing - won't be buying again until they bring back the old recipe.
    Benjamin Bearden Oct, 21, 2018
  • Kelly Oct, 18, 2018

    Sad

    It was so much better before. Now it tastes strange, and why is it neon.
    Kelly Oct, 18, 2018
  • Rachel Esser Oct, 17, 2018

    New formula tastes like poison

    Just purchased two boxes last week. Cooked one last night and we were excited to sit down to eat. My husband and I both thought it tasted funny, kind of metallic. We thought maybe it was the pan, so we tossed that batch and I made the second box. That also tasted weirdly metallic and chemical-y, so we tossed it. I though we were losing our minds until I came online to read reviews. So disappointing. We used to love Annie's.
    Rachel Esser Oct, 17, 2018
  • Kristen O'Connor-Gunn Oct, 17, 2018

    Yuckeroni aka: Yuckier than ever.

    Why can't they I give zero stars? New recipe is atrocious. Bring back the old recipe! Small mouths do not lie. Well, not about macaroni and cheese.
    Kristen O'Connor-Gunn Oct, 17, 2018
  • Izzy Oct, 12, 2018

    So not Yummy

    The new version is not yummy. It has a weird smell and a weird aftertaste. I’m really sad it changed instead of just adding a creamy version of the recipe like other companies have. I don’t care who owns the company, you don’t mess with something already good.
    Izzy Oct, 12, 2018
  • Tiffany Oct, 12, 2018

    tiffany7781@aol.com

    Very disappointed and will no longer be buying this brand. The new version leaves a horrible after taste that is almost metallic and chemically. My kids loved the old but not the new.
    Tiffany Oct, 12, 2018
  • Maryann Oct, 10, 2018

    Old recipe better

    My granddaughter tried the new Mac & cheese. Her comment was “yucky!”
    Maryann Oct, 10, 2018
  • Maryann Oct, 10, 2018

    Awful!

    Old recipe was the only Mac & cheese my granddaughter liked. Tried the new recipe and her comment was “yucky!”
    Maryann Oct, 10, 2018
  • Benjamin Horner Oct, 10, 2018

    hornerben09@gmail.com

    Ruined, my kids won’t eat it, I won’t eat it. Tastes like a chemical spill. Was best on the market and now I’ll go back to anything else
    Benjamin Horner Oct, 10, 2018
  • Kevin Oct, 08, 2018

    Don’t like new recipe

    Don’t care for the new recipe at all. The original I have had for year was great. Nice and mild tasting. I would scarf the whole box down. This one doesn’t compare. Bring old recipe back or give us the choice. Most likely won’t continue to buy it
    Kevin Oct, 08, 2018
  • Finn Underwood Oct, 08, 2018

    Bring back Classic Mild Cheddar, please.

    "Annies Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese - Yummier than Ever!" is a poor substitute to the "Classic Mild Cheddar" version. I can get experimenting with this flavour, but... Did you have to remove the original as well? I cannot stand the taste of this "classic cheddar yummier than ever"; it's far too powerful and off-putting. I much prefer the mild version. ...A move like this really doesn't reflect well on my view of the Annies Brand as a whole; It's insulting when companies decide they know what's best for their customers. I really don't want to have to fall back to some sub-par brand, but... I simply cannot eat this "classic cheddar" option, and all the other flavours Annies offers have never been compatible with me. Please, bring back the original "Classic Mild Cheddar" variant. (PS: The graphics of your rating system seem off; I'm trying to select "One Star" but it shows 1.5 stars instead. Similarly, selecting three stars reads as 5 stars. ...Hopefully, this is just a graphical bug, and I can actually vote one star, rather than being forced into 1.5, but... With what Annies has shown of how they treat their customers opinions here, I wouldn't put it past them to artificially inflate the scoring.) ...I used to love you, Annies. Please don't let that love be misplaced.
    Finn Underwood Oct, 08, 2018
  • Amanda Oct, 08, 2018

    GROSS.

    This new "yummier than ever" is beyond nasty. I honestly can't even wrap my head around how this made it onto the shelves. It tastes so gross. Taking my business elsewhere.
    Amanda Oct, 08, 2018
  • Cat Oct, 06, 2018
    Please go back to the old recipe. This new one tastes like a dairy farm smells. I won’t be buying the multipack at Costco until this flavor is removed and replaced or the original is returned to the old recipe.
    Cat Oct, 06, 2018
  • Dan B Oct, 06, 2018

    NOT yummier than ever

    My sons have been enjoying Annie’s products for several years. My youngest loved the Mac & Cheese, (really loved it) until now. We noticed the ingredients changed and not for the better. Please bring back the original version.
    Dan B Oct, 06, 2018
  • Dan R. Oct, 03, 2018

    Kraft with a bunny on the box

    If by “Yummier than ever” you mean “Annie’s was bought by General Mills and now produces Kraft with a bunny on the box”, then yes, it is yummier than ever. Way too sweet, way too orange, and way too similar to the blue-box Kraft I abandoned ten years ago after discovering Annie’s. Looks like I’ll have to settle for Whole Foods store brand or Back to Nature.
    Dan R. Oct, 03, 2018
  • Melissa Oct, 03, 2018

    New Flavor is Weird

    Please bring back the original, this new one is noticeably weird/tart. I want to keep buying Annie’s but if I can’t find the old version, I’ll try a new brand.
    Melissa Oct, 03, 2018
  • Will Oct, 02, 2018

    Gross!

    New recipe is terrible - has a bitter taste that I couldn't get out of my mouth. Ended up throwing the entire pot away. Please bring back the old recipe!
    Will Oct, 02, 2018
  • Rachel Oct, 01, 2018
    I didn't realize the recipe had been changed until I started mixing in the cheese and the macaroni turned bright orange, which really bothered me. The whole family tried it, but it has a weird chemical aftertaste. If I wanted my food to taste like chemicals, I could buy the Kraft mac and cheese for half the price.
    Rachel Oct, 01, 2018
  • Christy Oct, 01, 2018

    The new stuff is awful : (

    I loved the old version. The new stuff is so bad. I'll check the boxes periodically to see if you change it back.
    Christy Oct, 01, 2018
  • Emily Rittammer Oct, 01, 2018
    BRING BACK THE OLD RECIPE
    Emily Rittammer Oct, 01, 2018
  • J Janes Sep, 30, 2018

    J Janes

    It is disgusting - unfortunately.
    J Janes Sep, 30, 2018
  • Kim Sep, 29, 2018

    Please return to old recipe.

    We deal with sensory issues in my family and your old recipe bunny macaroni was literally one of 5 foods my child would eat. Now, with the new flavor and texture, he refuses to eat it. Honestly, I tried it myself and it is inedible. I beg you, as a mother of a child with additional needs, please go back to the old recipe so my child will eat pasta once again. Otherwise, we will have eliminated a flavor and texture because we cannot buy your new version. We buy on average 15 to 20 boxes a month.
    Kim Sep, 29, 2018
  • Emily Jacobo Sep, 29, 2018

    New recipe is kind of super terrible.

    I loved the classic Mac and cheese. The new recipe is, to put it bluntly, foul. It has a weird “coiny” taste to it, and an awful aftertaste. The original recipe was so delicious! I’m so bummed to say we won’t be buying in bulk from Costco anymore because nobody wants to eat four of the twelve boxes included.
    Emily Jacobo Sep, 29, 2018
  • How to Make Healthy Food Choices as a Family Sep, 26, 2018
    […] Just like how picky we are with restaurants, our family gets choosy in the packaged foods we purchase. In comes: Annie’s. Annie’s concept is simple: provide families with organic food options that are simple to prepare and taste delicious. You may have seen them at your local grocer’s. They have a whole line of pastas, crackers, cookies and fruit snacks. With a diverse product line, Annie’s makes it on our shopping list every single week. More recently, we discovered their Yummier Than Ever Mac and Cheese. […]
    How to Make Healthy Food Choices as a Family Sep, 26, 2018
  • 10 healthy swaps for your kid's favourite lunch foods - VALS Daily Health Sep, 26, 2018
    […] Mac and cheese is an easy go-to meal that kids love. But beware of high amounts of sodium that can be found in even the organic brands. Kraft macaroni & cheese contains 570 mg of sodium.Annie’s Homegrown classic macaroni & cheese may seem like a better option, but it contains 540 mg of sodium. […]
    10 healthy swaps for your kid's favourite lunch foods - VALS Daily Health Sep, 26, 2018
  • N Sep, 25, 2018

    AWFUL

    Not sure when the flavor of the original mac and cheese changed, but I could have gone without eating this. It has a horrible aftertaste, much like some of the previous reviews stated. I honestly thought my tastebuds were off, but it's nice to know I'm not mistaken. Won't be buying again, sorry. Annie's, please go back to the previous recipe. This is honestly god awful.
    N Sep, 25, 2018
  • Christina Sep, 24, 2018

    Yuck.

    What on earth is it? I just got this new and improved Mac and cheese for my son for our family night movie, and it tastes horribly off. There's a really funky aftertaste that doesn't exactly make me feel great about feeding it to my kiddo. Or myself. It doesn't even taste like cheese. And the texture of the cheese is all wonky too. It's not creamy at all. It's sort of...gloopy? Why on earth did you change it? Unfortunately, I got the bulk set at Costco, but I can safely say that we will not be getting this anymore. It's so gross! Is there any way you'll go back to the old regular recipe that was so much better? That was our family night tradition!
    Christina Sep, 24, 2018
  • John S. Sep, 22, 2018

    Listen to your customers!

    Annie’s, please listen to your paying customers and bring back the old recipe. The new “Yummier than Ever” Mac and Cheese is disgusting, causing kids and adults alike to spit out and throw away a whole batch of Mac and Cheese. The seamingly metallic flavor is gross, requiring mouthwash to get rid of the horrid aftertastes. How exactly did this pass the taste test focus groups? Also, what’s with only being able to rate 2 Stars or above? Seems pretty dishonest. I’ll be looking for a new brand now, thanks.
    John S. Sep, 22, 2018
  • julia Sep, 22, 2018
    From farm to yum? It's more like from farm to yuk. If it ain't broke - don't fix it. Please bring back the original recipe. You know, the one without the typical General Mills filler crap like GMO corn starch, sodium phosphate, etc. etc. You've succeeded in ruining a perfectly good product and losing another customer. And why are you preventing people from giving a rating lower than two stars?
    julia Sep, 22, 2018
  • Peter Sep, 21, 2018

    New Recipe is Terrible

    The new recipe is a lot worse than what we've been buying for years. I don't know if you lost a supplier or found some cheaper ingredients but if possible, please bring back the old recipe! My kids only like the classic mac n' cheese so, for now, we won't be buying any Annie's products.
    Peter Sep, 21, 2018
  • James Sep, 18, 2018

    Aweful

    The new recipe is simply aweful compared to the original. It has a very bland taste that tastes suspiciously like Kraft. My girlfriend and I are very disappointed. Please bring back the old recipe!
    James Sep, 18, 2018
  • JC Sep, 17, 2018

    Yuckier than Ever

    Really disappointed with this "Yummier" than ever mac n cheese. My 3 yr old used to request the old classic version for every meal. After trying this new version, she says the cheese tastes yucky. And my husband and myself agree. My husband says it has a barn taste. I don't know why Annies would mess with such a good thing. We were using 4-5 boxes a week. We are now trying out other brands to find a new family favorite. Annies please bring back the old kind for those of us who prefer it. You can keep this "Yummier" version for the few that prefer it.
    JC Sep, 17, 2018
  • Kim A Sep, 17, 2018

    New formula is not good

    My son would only eat Annie’s mac & cheese (for 6+ years), but that’s come to an end. Tried a new box today and he said it tasted horrible. And I have to agree it tastes off now. It’s too bad - lost a good customer today. Shouldnt have changed to formula - it was great as it was.
    Kim A Sep, 17, 2018
  • Milan Sep, 17, 2018

    On my last box of original recipe :( :(

    Annie's was my favorite mac'n'cheese, even after being raised on Kraft. I loved it. The new recipe tastes like burned salt to me. It's just awful. I had to spit it out. I found the very last box of original recipe at a local shop and bought it straight away. Once this box is gone, I won't be buying Annie's anymore. Frankly, I knew we were in trouble when the box said, "Now yummier than ever!" Any time a company feels the need to tell you the product tastes good, you're in trouble. That's why I avoid restaurants with signs that say "good food." Also, invariably, companies advertise (or point out / brag about) their weak points. It's true in car shopping ("on demand acceleration" means "2L engine with no spunk"), and it's apparently true in mac'n'cheese. To distract you from something that is not up to par (or in this case something they ruined), companies point to it and say, "Look at this new feature!" And, as usual, it's awful. :(
    Milan Sep, 17, 2018
  • tracy walker Sep, 16, 2018

    tlcampbell4@gmail.com

    So disappointed in this change. My kids, who absolutely loved Annie’s for years, will no longer eat this. It is definitely not a change for the better... we will have to find another option now.
    tracy walker Sep, 16, 2018
  • Jenni Sep, 14, 2018

    jwheat16@rocketmail.com

    I’m so sad that you guys changed your recipe. I love the original and my kids loved it and now they refuse to eat the new kind. It has a bitter aftertaste. I didn’t mind the price at all when the Mac and cheese was delicious, way better than any other kind but now I’m sorry to say it’s not any better tasting than kraft. Which I don’t care for. Great that your ingredients are trustworthy but not worth the price anymore since my kids won’t even eat it.
    Jenni Sep, 14, 2018
  • Sarah Sep, 13, 2018

    Horrible

    I have been eating the old recipe for years and the first time I made this I was shocked. It tastes absolutely gross, almost metallic tasting with a weird smell. Glad to know I’m not the only one, and hope the old version comes back. In the meantime I definitely won’t be eating this again.
    Sarah Sep, 13, 2018
  • Kelsey Sep, 13, 2018

    Bitter tasting :(

    My kids and myself, who get excited to eat your Mac and Cheese for lunch every day, are pretty disappointed to find that the “Yummier than ever” recipe is actually quite bitter. Not a “sharp cheddar” kind of bitter either. Just plain “I probably shouldn’t eat this” bitter. I’m sorry to say it, but I wish we still could have the delicious former recipe back!
    Kelsey Sep, 13, 2018
  • Kim Sep, 11, 2018

    Gave my child nightmares!

    The aftertaste of the new "yummier than ever" mac & cheese is awful and still lingering in my mouth as I write this review an hour later! I literally had to check to see if my milk or butter was rancid, as I thought they might be the culprit of the horrible new taste! Sadly, that was not the case; PLEASE go back to the old version that we know and love!
    Kim Sep, 11, 2018
  • Sasha Prasad Sep, 11, 2018

    A Swing & A Miss...

    We're long-time Annie's mac and cheese fans, but we are NOT fans of the new sauce. We made it three times so far & the sauce is oddly bright, does not stick well to the pasta noodles, and does taste creamy like it used to. Sadly, now it tastes manufactured, not like organic should. If it doesn't improve, we'll be cancelling our subscription for the kids as they won't eat it now.
    Sasha Prasad Sep, 11, 2018
  • Tyler Sep, 09, 2018

    Not what it once was

    they ruined a good thing. the classic blue box was my whole world and now it tastes too much like kraft. Did a taste comparison with the old recipe and the new and it was night and day. please bring back the old stuff, i beg.
    Tyler Sep, 09, 2018
  • Sonja Sep, 07, 2018

    Tangy, not better.

    I hate this new formula and I really want the old flavor back.
    Sonja Sep, 07, 2018
  • Torey Sep, 06, 2018

    torey11@gmail.com

    The new recipe is SO gross!!! I thought we might have gotten a bad box, so I made another one for my boys. It was just as gross as the first. Guess we will have to switch to Kraft from now on.
    Torey Sep, 06, 2018
  • Amanda Sep, 06, 2018

    Bitter and metallic tasting.

    How is this an improvement? I used to love this stuff, but not this time. Very disappointed.
    Amanda Sep, 06, 2018
  • Carolyn Sep, 05, 2018

    Miss the original

    Miss the original!! My picky eater liked it before and now can't stand it. The only way she'll eat it is if I use half the cheese flavor package...not sure why it needed changing!
    Carolyn Sep, 05, 2018
  • Lana O Sep, 04, 2018

    wow, Yuck!

    Honestly, I was on here looking where to submit a package that went bad and I was worried my kids got poisoned after I tried it. Then I realized they redid the recipe. It is gross and bitter. Not creamy at all. PLEASE bring back the original recipe.
    Lana O Sep, 04, 2018
  • Ellen Sep, 04, 2018

    Not good

    If I could give this zero stars I would. This tastes so gross compared to all the other Annie's Macaroni and Cheese that I've had. I'm never buying this again, the cheese sauce doesn't even taste like cheese. BLAH!
    Ellen Sep, 04, 2018
  • Madison Sep, 01, 2018

    Tasty New Recipe

    I just tried the new recipe & am a big fan! I shamelessly ate the whole pot. It reminds me of the boxed mac & cheese I ate as a kid, but is organic & has good ingredients. It's my new go-to!
    Madison Sep, 01, 2018
  • Lana Aug, 31, 2018

    Bad move

    Sadly it tastes gross and bitter. Nothing creamy about it at all. My kids won’t eat it at all. It used to be their favorite. Now I need to find another organic Mac and cheese.
    Lana Aug, 31, 2018
  • Trixie Aug, 29, 2018

    VILE! Rating system very dishonest - but new version is so so much worse - bad food -bas business practices

    I think I see what the problem is. Annie's is now owned by General "lowest common denominator" Mills. This new version is just awful and I'm very, very sad. I doubt General Mills will fix it and most likely made the change so they can use lower quality ingredients like in the rest of their products. And what is up with the dishonest review system? If you are unable to rate anything lower than 2 stars the overall rating looks so much better than it really is judging from the overwhelming number of reviews from people who truly hate this vile new version. I have purchased my last Annie's product.
    Trixie Aug, 29, 2018
  • Hannah Aug, 27, 2018
    The older recipe was so much better!! Please go back :(
    Hannah Aug, 27, 2018
  • Christine Aug, 25, 2018

    Tastes like MOLD

    This new version tastes like it’s moldy 🙁. My 5 year old wouldn’t eat it and we used to love Annie’s Mac and Cheese. I didn’t know it was possible to mess up Mac and cheese this badly. You have turned every kids favorite food into something they won’t even touch. We are so disappointed and will definitely not be buying this ever again.
    Christine Aug, 25, 2018
  • Becky K Aug, 24, 2018

    Tastes like chemicals

    This new recipe tastes absolutely terrible. It tastes like chemical Windex taste. So gross. Please fix this. Go back to the old recipe. My family loved it and they won't eat a bite of this... the bright orange color is very off putting as well. In the future instead of changing a product perhaps keep it and make an additional super cheesy version instead. I just made another box hoping it would grow on me but it seriously tastes awful. Have you guys even tried this?
    Becky K Aug, 24, 2018
  • Diana Aug, 22, 2018

    New recipe is terrible

    So disappointed! New recipe tastes very fake and processed. Our kids won’t eat this anymore. Please bring back the old recipe!
    Diana Aug, 22, 2018
  • Nicolas Aug, 19, 2018

    Bad move

    Been eating Annie's for 13 years and loved every single day of it, but it looks like it's come to an end. I'm extremely disappointed with this change.
    Nicolas Aug, 19, 2018
  • Mat Aug, 16, 2018

    Horrible

    Why change it! It was so good before, my favorite even. Now it has no flavor and is gross. Don't buy if you liked the old kind.
    Mat Aug, 16, 2018
  • Candice McDonald Aug, 15, 2018

    I actually love it.

    I don't know what these people are talking about - I actually like the new one better. I was never much for these organic mac and cheeses and I have tried this before and was like, meh. I have since gone through 2 boxes in a week for myself and my picky fiance. I like it.
    Candice McDonald Aug, 15, 2018
  • Sandra Heiser Aug, 14, 2018

    Did New Coke teach us Nothing??!!

    It used to be good. Now it’s weirdly animal-tasting. It’s not too late to go back! Please! My sons are devastated.
    Sandra Heiser Aug, 14, 2018
  • Marlie Sloan Aug, 12, 2018

    Yuckier than ever!

    I am picky with my mac and cheese and I loved the old recipe and purchased it often. When I tried the new " yummier than ever" recipe and it was disgusting. You might as well call it " yuckier than ever." I will not be buying again and am very dissapointed. Why change something that was so good before? Please bring the old recipe back!
    Marlie Sloan Aug, 12, 2018
  • Shannon Aug, 11, 2018

    Beyond Sad

    My son is literally in tears...hated the new Annie’s we have done “MAC n Cheese Mondays” for years. He hates the color and the flavor, please bring back the original!
    Shannon Aug, 11, 2018
  • Patrick collins Aug, 08, 2018

    So much better

    The people complaining about the change must like bad tasting food. The old recipe was hideous. I wouldn't touch it. It was bitter, bitter, bitter. I could care less if some of this is sourced better or organic when compared to Kraft. Simply put, this is the only Annie's I will touch. Plus, I noticed that the noodles were way better, too. And, for everyone on their soapbox complaining, you can bet real money that Annie's taste tested this with hundreds if not thousands of people.
    Patrick collins Aug, 08, 2018
  • Nicole Aug, 07, 2018

    New recipe not good

    I don’t like the new recipe. I think the previous recipe tastes much better. This one is gross! I was really disappointed. Bring back the other one. I loved it!
    Nicole Aug, 07, 2018
  • Tina Aug, 07, 2018

    Loooooved it!!

    Annie’s Homegrown sent my family a package of this to try for free... typically I buy Kraft for my kids just out of habit and because it’s what my family always purchased growing up. I don’t eat it myself, but my 21month old and husband do. And my husband and daughter devoured it! My husband typically doesn’t eat the Kraft brand and my daughter just picks at it... but Annie’s will be purchased regularly for our household because they both loved it so much! My husband even said he noticed the quality of the cheese and the macaroni. If they both enjoyed it then it’s a win for me!! Guess we will be buying more Annie’s products, I’m always looking for quality and nutrition for my girls!! Thanks Annie’s for sending us this :)
    Tina Aug, 07, 2018
  • Alicia Aug, 06, 2018
    Please bring back the old recipe! We have eaten this for 4 years and we dislike the new recipe
    Alicia Aug, 06, 2018
  • Vanessa Aug, 06, 2018

    Great snack

    This was the first time I'd tried Annie's product and I was very surprised. The quality was good and the prep time was what I expected. I did find that the macaroni was a bit small for my liking but I figured since it was for kids it wasn't so bad. Overall the taste was great and the cheese was good as well. I was sent a free sample for testing purposes.
    Vanessa Aug, 06, 2018
  • Joseph W Aug, 05, 2018

    Don't Mess With A Classic

    This product is inferior to the original Annie's Classic Macaroni & Cheese. Why did you change the flavor? This is the New Coke of Mac & Cheese products. But you won't be able to pull the Coke move and call it Coke Classic after you change back to the original recipe because Classic Macaroni & Cheese Classic makes no sense. What was wrong with the original? Are there too many employees in R&D? Anyway, this "Yummy Than Every" product should be called, "If You Were Looking For The Annie's Mac & Cheese You Always Loved, You Will Be Disappointed." Please do not try this same approach with your other pasta products. Thank you!!!
    Joseph W Aug, 05, 2018
  • Nichole Krantz Aug, 05, 2018
    Tastes and looks suspiciously like Kraft mac & cheese now which is never a good thing. Guess we should have seen it coming...
    Nichole Krantz Aug, 05, 2018
  • Jesse A Phipps Aug, 03, 2018

    Now I'm sad.

    New version is bad, please bring back the old one.
    Jesse A Phipps Aug, 03, 2018
  • Nathan Coppley Aug, 03, 2018

    Go back to the old version!

    So disappointed to see you changed the recipe. Loved the old kind, but the new kind is tasteless by comparison. Why mess with something already perfect. I came to Annie's late after having tried varieties of Kraft and store brands and such. I was so thankful to finally find a kind that tasted great. Now, you ruin it by changing it. Here's hoping my grocery store still has some of the old kind lying around. Maybe then I could enjoy it for at least a little while longer. Please go back to the old formula!!!
    Nathan Coppley Aug, 03, 2018
  • Jane Doe Aug, 03, 2018

    Change Not For The Better

    The 'Yummier' version of the classic mac and cheese does not taste good at all. Annie's classic mac and cheese has been my go to boxed mac and cheese since I first tried it in 2014 and I have loved it. The new flavour change and look reminds me of a poor attempt to make Kraft mac and cheese (a brand I ditched in favour of Annie's ironically enough) instead of a revamp on the flavour which is unfortunate. I would never recommend the new version to anyone because of the change and would recommend it be changed back. P.s. I cannot give the star rating I intended, I can only get 2 or 5 stars and that makes it seem as though the rating system is dishonest and probably should be changed to make it more honest
    Jane Doe Aug, 03, 2018
  • Char Aug, 02, 2018

    New version is gross!

    The new "Yummier" version is disgusting. Neither of my kids would eat it and I didn't like it either. Please bring back the old version. I am currently making scrambled eggs to replace the Mac and cheese they didn't like. 😔
    Char Aug, 02, 2018
  • Maria Jul, 31, 2018

    New recipe tastes gross

    New recipe tastes horrible! It tasted like it was expired so I couldn’t take another bite. I love the old recipe, it’s so much tastier. Please bring the old recipe back.
    Maria Jul, 31, 2018
  • Kelly Jul, 29, 2018

    Changes to Mac & Cheese are Not Good

    This new mac and cheese is gross. We used to swear by Annie's mac and cheese, but I think I will be finding a new mac and cheese now. So sad
    Kelly Jul, 29, 2018
  • Andrea Jul, 28, 2018

    andrea.marie619@gmail.com

    My 6 year old is an extremely picky eater. The ONLY Mac and Cheese he would eat is Annie’s bunnies or Bernie’s Farm. He will not eat the new yummier than ever. He says it tastes different and he doesn’t like it :( Hoping the old version stays!! Please bring it back to the shelves. This mama would thank you!
    Andrea Jul, 28, 2018
  • Abby A. Jul, 28, 2018

    WOW!!! LOVE the new and improved

    AHHHHHMAZINGG. We’ve been buying Annie’s Mac for years in bulk from Costco. Was excited to try the “new and improved.” Let me tell you! Does NOT disappoint! Creamier. Cheezier. Slightly tangier/saltier. Just YUMMIER. Only thing I noticed was a slightly different (and odd) smell. No biggie. Just ate a whole box!!! Curse you Annie’s!! ;)
    Abby A. Jul, 28, 2018
  • Ash Jul, 27, 2018

    Taste like Kraft dinner

    Taste like Kraft dinner now! Bring back the old recipe. I use to love it because it tasted real this taste like chemical Kraft dinner.
    Ash Jul, 27, 2018
  • Jayne Jul, 27, 2018
    The new Yummier Mac and Cheese is gross! My kids will not eat it. Please bring back the old recipe. I would not give it any stars.
    Jayne Jul, 27, 2018
  • Leigh Jul, 25, 2018

    Still awesome

    Still awesome and my little guy is shoveling in it as we speak. Tbh all we noticed was the color change!
    Leigh Jul, 25, 2018
  • Leslie Jul, 25, 2018
    It is not yummier! It used to be my favorite but I do not like the new version and will not be eating it again. Please bring back the old version!
    Leslie Jul, 25, 2018
  • Natalie Jul, 22, 2018

    So much better!!!

    Yes it was good before but wow it is sooooo good now. So much cheesier and creamier and the powder mixes in so much better. Yum! Whole family loves it!
    Natalie Jul, 22, 2018
  • Serenity Jul, 21, 2018

    4 Stars from me

    It’s not too bad... tastes completely different from the previous version. Has sort of a smoked gouda cheese flavor, and I actually love the deep orange color haha! Tricks my mind into thinking there’s a ton of cheese in there.
    Serenity Jul, 21, 2018
  • Kim Wester Jul, 20, 2018

    Not yummier than ever.

    We tried twice -- the new Yummier Than Ever is not at all. Yuck. None of my 4 kids will touch it (ages 5-18).
    Kim Wester Jul, 20, 2018
  • Sylvia Jul, 18, 2018

    Not so yummy anymore

    Very disappointed with new flavor. My 7-year-old (who is a very picky eater) loved Annie's Mac and Cheese. He tried the new flavor and his words were "it taste nasty mommy". Please bring back the old recipe.
    Sylvia Jul, 18, 2018
  • STEPHANIE HOULE Jul, 18, 2018

    Bring Back the Old

    Please being back the old recipe! New flavor has too much tang to be my go to comfort food.
    STEPHANIE HOULE Jul, 18, 2018
  • Amber Hull Jul, 17, 2018

    Oh No!!!

    The new "improved" flavor is terrible. I tried it and hoped my kids wouldnt notice what i noticed, even my daughter who will eat anything said it was not good and my son who is picky claimed it tasted like kraft dinner which he will not eat. Im so sad to have this staple disappear, it was my fall to meal that was always a hit, please dont change them all!!!
    Amber Hull Jul, 17, 2018
  • Venessa MacDowell Jul, 16, 2018

    Disappointed

    We loved the old one. Please bring it back. My 4 year old’s review: ‘it tastes funny mummy. Why does it taste different?’
    Venessa MacDowell Jul, 16, 2018
  • Murphy Jul, 12, 2018

    Toss the GMO Ingredient

    Other than making your own macaroni and cheese from scratch, Annie's Mac & Cheese is a great alternative--the best on the market. I especially like the fact the company uses organic pasta. However, I do hope Annie's will eliminate the use of GMO ingredients in its products (corn starch) and finally certify them as ORGANIC.
    Murphy Jul, 12, 2018
  • Brittany Jul, 12, 2018

    Yummier than ever really was yummier than ever!

    The flavor is much more tangy and cheesy. I noticed it is also more orange which is fine. I definitely like this new recipe much more. Way to go Annie! Yum!
    Brittany Jul, 12, 2018
  • Jodi Jul, 05, 2018

    New mac is not yummier

    I am not a fan of the new mac. Please reconsider changing the recipe, the original was much better.
    Jodi Jul, 05, 2018
  • Tabitha Stewart Jul, 04, 2018

    Why?

    The new macaroni and cheese classic is disgusting. Why change it? It was so good!
    Tabitha Stewart Jul, 04, 2018
  • Tracy B Jun, 29, 2018

    Disappointed with the change....

    I am a big fan of Annie's Mac and Cheese products. I am so sad they changed the recipe of the original Annie's Mild Cheddar. It was perfect the way it was....the new recipe doesn't come close. Unfortunately, this change means we will not be buying it anymore. Hopefully they will not change the other classic flavors.
    Tracy B Jun, 29, 2018
  • Brooke Jones Feb, 20, 2018

    Bests Mac n Cheese!!!

    The best mac n cheese from a box. I was a KD person for the first 20 years of my life, but this changed it.
    Brooke Jones Feb, 20, 2018
  • The Arrow Executive Board heads in new direction, shares changes for the year – The Oracle Oct, 26, 2017
    […] that are healthy and not filled with chemicals. We just replaced the Kraft Mac N Cheese with Annie’s Mac N Cheese — that’s actually a lot more healthy than the Kraft.” […]
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  • Steve Oct, 20, 2017

    "Does Contain Preservative"

    this product does contain preservative "sodium phosphate"
    Steve Oct, 20, 2017
  • Products we love: Annie’s Homegrown Mac & Cheese – The Honeydew Feb, 01, 2017
    […] may have come to expect from conventional Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. The major difference here is Annie’s uses organic ingredients in most if not all of its products, no artificial colors, no artificial […]
    Products we love: Annie’s Homegrown Mac & Cheese – The Honeydew Feb, 01, 2017
  • Day 11 on the John Muirt Trail - Evolution Lake Jul, 03, 2016
    […] with a giant bag of just the cheese powder mix.  I was jealous. We purchased multiple boxes of Annie’s mac and cheese just to get those cheese packages.  They are great for building camping […]
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  • Christine Gerak Mar, 03, 2016

    Best on shelve

    Our favorite especially for our Granddaughter
    Christine Gerak Mar, 03, 2016
  • Lord Of The Fries Jan, 31, 2016

    Ditch the annatto if you want 5 stars.

    I purchased and reviewed every Mac 'n Cheese I could find. That included every frozen and dry variety. I thought that Annie's had the "cleanest" overall product, that is, the least amount of dubious or unnecessary ingredients. The only reservation I have with Annie's is the use of annatto as a food coloring. Annatto is an allergen for many people. Coloring is unnecessary and should be left out. If and when that happens I think Annie's will have the best Mac 'N Cheese on the market. P.S. I was eating Mac 'N Cheese for a looong time.
    Lord Of The Fries Jan, 31, 2016
  • Micheline Jan, 06, 2016

    Annie's Classic Macaroni & Cheese and ALL of their Product's! :)

    We LOVE Annie's Mac & Cheese! WAY better than the, "OTHER' better known name ones! Taste's fresher and more cheese flavor too. ;) Would eat NO other's now, at all! Thank's Annie's for keeping the "Old Fashioned" flavor's and goodness in something we can make in mere minute's!
    Micheline Jan, 06, 2016
  • Oh How Things Have Changed - The Other Big O Dec, 10, 2015
    […] Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese (I save this easy choice for weekends, and have recently been stirring in my Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce recipe for some added fibre and nutrients – see recipe below) […]
    Oh How Things Have Changed - The Other Big O Dec, 10, 2015
  • Oh How Things Have Changed - Lauren Follett Registered Nutritionist Dec, 10, 2015
    […] Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese (I save this easy choice for weekends, and have recently been stirring in my Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce recipe for some added fibre and nutrients – see recipe below) […]
    Oh How Things Have Changed - Lauren Follett Registered Nutritionist Dec, 10, 2015
  • Danielle Nov, 09, 2015

    BEST MAC N CHEESE ON THE EARTH

    THIS MAC N CHEESE IS SO GOOD. IF I COULD EAT IT EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I WOULD. I LOVE ANNIES SO MUCH I AM DOING A RESEARCH PROJECT ON IT. LOVE IT SOOOOOOOO MUCH AND CANT BELIEVE ITS ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Danielle Nov, 09, 2015
  • Meredith Nov, 09, 2015

    Thumbs up!

    It's great!
    Meredith Nov, 09, 2015
  • Baked Mac & Cheese Rolls | Mar, 03, 2015
    […] & Cheese of choice (I used Annie’s Homegrown 6 oz. box) – Egg roll wraps – 1 Egg – BBQ sauce or condiment of […]
    Baked Mac & Cheese Rolls | Mar, 03, 2015
  • 10 Ways to Enhance Annie’s Mac & Cheese – Shutterbean Feb, 27, 2015
    […] Annie’s Classic Macaroni & Cheese –it’s a classic!  The macaroni shape is my favorite! […]
    10 Ways to Enhance Annie’s Mac & Cheese – Shutterbean Feb, 27, 2015
  • C Feb, 25, 2015

    Sodium

    Too much sodium...especially for toddlers. Bummer because I was looking forward to cooking this for my little one.
    C Feb, 25, 2015
  • Luna Feb, 11, 2015

    Awesome mac and cheese!!!

    My family has been eating this for at least 3 years. We add butter to it for a creamier mac and cheese. I love how it's organic and delicious!!!
    Luna Feb, 11, 2015
  • Holly Jun, 17, 2014

    Fantastic College Food

    This stuff got me through long dorm nights in college. A box of this was easily cooked in the microwave (1 3/4 cup water and the noodles in a bowl for 8 minutes, take out and add the cheese and some milk and it's done!). Add peas and hamburger and it's an entire meal. I will always buy Annie's!
    Holly Jun, 17, 2014
  • Michelle Apr, 27, 2014
    I love Annie's products, and have completely elimnated all other boxed macaroni's from my kid's diets. We love mac & cheese, and I feel good making the Annie's choice for my family.
    Michelle Apr, 27, 2014
  • Jake Mar, 23, 2014

    Awesome

    ***** 5 stars! Great taste, and way healthier than any other brand out there.
    Jake Mar, 23, 2014
  • Martin Christensen Mar, 19, 2014

    Great Quality

    The only disappointment I have is the website didn't let me give it a full 5 stars. I give this product a full 5 stars over all commercial and major brands on the market that I have tried. I bought a few boxes on a whim to try them out from a store here in Arizona. The cooking consistency and taste quality is amazing. Better than any name brand I have ever cooked. The macaroni noodles cooked evenly and didn't stick together or become soupy and fall apart while cooking on the stove or in the microwave. I believe in this product taking over other name brand products. Keep up the good work, I will continue to buy this product, and try more.
    Martin Christensen Mar, 19, 2014
  • Mark Jan, 28, 2014

    Delicious!

    I brought two boxes in to work today and mixed in some tuna for added protein and it fed 4 people! Everyone loved it, even the Kraft loyalists! Well done, Annie!
    Mark Jan, 28, 2014
  • Natalie Dec, 01, 2013

    It was okay

    It was okay, there wasn't much flavor.
    Natalie Dec, 01, 2013

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