Thursday, November 17, 2011

Candle Cafe Macaroni and Vegan Cheese

I have given the whole vegan mac thing plenty of tries.  I'm not even sure why, as I can't say that it's one of my favorite foods. 

I might have mentioned this before, but I had their weird obsession with Kraft's as a kid.  Since I didn't get to eat it and thought the school lunch version was good, I was elated when my older sister S made some for dinner one night.  Sadly, it became inpalatable after a short time, yet my fascination with it somehow continues.

I picked this vegan boxed meal up at Whole Foods because they had a coupon in their flyer.


The verdict?  The smell was fine, the choice of noodles was good, but then the texture of the cheese... I don't know.  Some of it was coagulated to the point of no return, so even distribution was impossible.  The taste was actually not bad.  It wasn't as tangy as I'd hope mac n cheese to be, but it was pretty similar to cheese as I know it and didn't seem overly processed.

So if you can get over some globs of cheese, this isn't a bad choice if you're vegan and having the pangs for mac n cheese.

6 comments:

  1. That mac looks pretty decent, I mean, I've certainly seen worse! Thanks for keeping us in the vegan-cheese-related loop!

    Pretty specific loop, huh?

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  2. Im just wondering, was it worth the money? lol. Referring to cheese as coagulated?.......Love it. Take care and enjoy. Ill just stick with Kraft.

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  3. hehehe~like Kenley said, "coagulated" is a cool and interesting way to describe it! It looks good, but texture IS a big factor for many of us. :P

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  4. Wow...that does not look or sound very appetizing.

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  5. The part that sucked is that it was $7 for a not large portion. I only bought it because I was jonesing for Mac and cheese, but too tired to make for scratch after a long day. But $7 is ridiculous. I'll sign up for coupons on their site.

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  6. ^^ Thanks to the commenter(s?) above!

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