Back to Nature recently sent me some Macaroni & Cheese to review, based on a good old fashioned taste test challenge. Luckily, I had two more willing participants, my hubby and daughter. While Mac & Cheese for dinner isn’t a regular occurrence at my house, sometimes we need to go with some convenience food so I was excited to try these organic varieties.
I was given four boxes: One Back to Nature Organic Shells and Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese v. one box of the leading competitor’s brand of Organic Shells and one Back to Nature Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese v. one box of the leading competitor’s brand of Shape Pasta. The leading competitor was Annie’s.
We first did the challenge with the shells, a childhood favorite of mine.
Here’s the finished result:
Without a doubt my husband and I liked the Back to Nature Mac and Cheese best. Swear. When I was comparing both, I thought the Back to Nature was creamier and tastier, with less of a processed taste. My husband kept it simple, opining that the Annie’s didn’t have enough seasoning, and guessed that Back to Nature probably had more salt. A quick look at the box confirmed that the sodium content of the Back to Nature was higher (750 mg), but it’s still only 32% of your recommended daily intake (as prepared). I say, everything in moderation.
Same results for the shapes (bunny v. bugs). The shapes aren’t as noticeable once it’s loaded with all the yummy cheese, but Caroline still had fun playing with her food.
Back to Nature is made with natural cheddar cheese sauce and without artificial flavors or preservatives. It also delivers a good source of protein with 0g of trans fat per serving.
As an additional incentive for you to try out Back To Nature Mac & Cheese, there will be a $0.75 off coupon on the www.coupons.com site starting September 19th, while supplies last.
Three of our readers will win the same taste-testing supplies we did:
· One Back to Nature Organic Shells and Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
· One Back to Nature Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese
· One box of the leading competitor’s brand of Organic Shells
· One box of the leading competitor’s brand of Shape Pasta
Jessica A says
My current brand is Annie’s