THE MAC ‘N’ CHEESES:
I’ve blind flavor-analyzed and rated a few grocery retailer staples now (like marinara sauces and frozen pepperoni pizzas), and the precise element that sets boxed mac ‘n’ cheese aside from the other folks is the sheer range of flavors and types out there. I imply, holy COW, it hardly ever ends! As a at the time-incredibly-young millennial, I bear in mind looking at only a couple of manufacturers in the boxed mac area. Now you can choose from generally every single variety of “cheese” regarded to humankind. If you have a gluten or dairy intolerance — or both — you might be lined.
All this to say: Defining the parameters of this experiment was not quick, but I finally landed on 9 common versions that had been related sufficient in taste to be comparable, with no all becoming complete Kraft-wannabes.