I recently received a sample package of Annie’s new mac n’ cheese products — Vegan Elbows & Creamy Sauce (Gluten-Free) and Vegan Shells & Creamy Sauce.
I had to share photos of this delivery with you all, even though I haven’t tried the product yet. This is the most creative sample I’ve received so far, and it deserves to be shared.
The hand-written note was adorable! Then, I get to the two boxes of mac n’ cheese.
There’s also a sweet potato and a pumpkin with little tags. The sauce is made with real sweet potato and pumpkin, so Annie’s gave me a real sweet potato and a real pumpkin with the actual product. Hah! I love it.
I’m better than cheese!
Annie’s food and I go way back. When I first became a vegetarian at age 13, I found Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar at the grocery store and was intrigued by how different it was than the macaroni and cheese I had grown up with, such as Velveeta Shells & Cheese or homemade baked mac n’ cheese made with Kraft shredded cheddar cheese. By 17 I had sworn off most artificial foods, strove to eat more organic food, and only ate cheese that was free of animal rennet. Annie’s made the cut and continued to be a staple into my college years. Then, I graduated college and decided to become vegan. Now, I’m a mostly vegan who makes tiny exceptions for dairy, and I buy all vegan groceries. I call it 99% vegan. Anyway, we’ve come full circle, and now I can enjoy Annie’s again, just in a vegan form. Woot woot!
Thank you Annie’s Homegrown for this creative package 🙂
Once I try this product, I’ll post my review!
Have you tried these new vegan products from Annie’s Homegrown?
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2 thoughts on “Unboxing a Special Delivery From Annie’s Homegrown – Vegan Mac n’ Cheese Products!”
I’ve tried the Annie’s vegan macaroni & cheese. It’s a disappointment, especially after Earth Balance’s amazing products. Annie’s has a strange, off-putting flavor. I’m glad that they’re trying, but it’s a failure, in my opinion, and a lost opportunity. Stick with Earth Balance or Daiya (I’m not 100% sold on the Daiya macaroni & cheese…it’s very goopy and strange), although I’d like to see more whole wheat options from these vegan mac & cheese products.
I will be publishing my review of this product sometime next week, but I finally got to try both versions. I see what you mean about the off flavor. This tasted more like a sweet potato-pumpkin sauce than a mac n’ cheese sauce, which is fine. However, if you’re making it because you’re craving mac n’ cheese, it’s a bit disappointing and tastes different and more sweet than other brands. I think it’s good when you add buttery spread, garlic and Sriracha to the sauce to give it more of a savory flavor. I like Earth Balance but have to add Sriracha to that as well to enjoy it.