Good taste but must use HOT water24 of 45 people found this review helpful
The taste of this is just as good as any boxed or frozen mac n cheese according to my kids. However, their mother did not use very hot water and the macaroni was kind of crunchy. Use HOT water if you want soft pasta--which you do.
Good creamy mac and cheese, watch how much water you put in though. Add it slowly.
Great high energy3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a great high energy for camping, hiking or hunting were you burn a lot of calories.
Amazing product and good value
This product is amazing it is great as it is but if add some ground beef and mushrooms to it, it is amazing as a full meal. I have some as storage and some to use daily and will cont. to purchase.
Comfort food at its Best
So I'm at home from work today with a wicked cold. And what makes me feel better when I'm at home sick? Mac n' cheese, 7-Up, and The Price is Right with Bob Barker (am I right?). Well Bob Barker is gone, and apparently so is all of the mac n' cheese that is normally in my pantry (thanks, husband!). However, I remembered that I had a pouch of the Mountain Home macaroni and cheese in my emergency food supply in my basement. So I figured I'd give it a try, and seeing as how it's been in my emergency supply for two years now, I should probably at least taste test it.
When I opened the bag, the smell reminded me of the fancy cheddar popcorn that comes out during the holidays. Other than preparing it in a pot rather than the pouch, I followed the directions exactly as stated. Easy peasy.
This stuff is delicious! The cheese texture is super creamy and tastes amazing. The product really reminds me of Stouffer's frozen mac n' cheese. I didn't need to add any seasonings or hot sauce, which really surprised me because I have a problematic addiction to hot sauce.
My only concern was that some of the macaroni was slightly crunchy (no biggie). I would recommend making sure that the water added is really boiling, and maybe cook for a few minutes longer.
I could see myself eating this if I was camping, if there was an emergency, or if I was just at home sick (or not sick). It's the ultimate comfort food that will kill your cheese and carb cravings.
can't go wrong, great mac and cheese
I have eaten these camping before and my girlfriend always makes me get more! Super long shelve life, easy to prepare, excellent taste. Great value for the cheese and calorie content.
Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food. And MH delivers with a thick, cheesy sauce that doesn't clump. (The noodles do need more time to reconstitute than the directions indicate.) Eat it plain, or add a pouch of Spam (or can of tuna/chicken)and some freeze-dried mixed veggies for a colorful meal that will stick to your ribs.
MH should rename this CHEESE and macaroni130 of 264 people found this review helpful
Taste was good and this was very quick and easy to make. My only "complaint" if you could call it that is there is too much cheese and not enough macaroni, when reconstituted as directed. It was like eating a big bowl of cheese, searching for the mac! Not sure if the solution could be using less water to reconstitute or if MH could add more macaroni?
*From The Ready Store: TJ we recommend adding more water if it is too thick. As for the ratio of noodles to cheese sauce we can't change that on our end but you could always add some freeze dried noodles in when you are reconstituting the meal.
Better than I expected7 of 14 people found this review helpful
I was worried about the cheese taste. I have read in other places cheeses didn't taste very good. However, It was good as any store bought package.
Followed the directions to a tee, but after 9 minutes the macaroni was very hard and uneatable. The next day I tried another pouch and gave it 22 minutes, this time it was eatable but Al dente. I figure 25 minutes will do the trick. But their is too much sauce and not enough macaroni.Still it is a good product. You just have to experiment with it.
Go with a cheap box1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mac and cheese isn't all that hard to store or cook on the trail. It's already lightweight, I feel like mountain house just wanted to add more variety, without thinking that's it's a little impractical for mac and cheese.