Gluten-Free Product Reviews

Irresistibles Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese

I recently discovered that Irresistibles, one of the private brands sold in Metro and Food Basics stores, has a gluten-free, boxed macaroni and cheese – yes, a gluten-free “kraft dinner”.

Obviously, with being totally in love with all things mac & cheese, I had to try it out.

Sadly, it didn’t live up to my memories of actual Kraft Dinner. The white rice pasta had a strong flavour, and the powdered cheese sauce had barely any flavour at all. I was left eating a bowl of rice pasta that was orange.

I was quite disappointed, as this would have made a great convenience food to keep in my pantry for those nights that I don’t really feel like cooking much. But it didn’t manage to live up to my expectations.

Instead, I think I may just pick up some powdered cheese from the bulk food store (it’s not marked gluten-free, but doesn’t bother me) and use it with the brown rice pasta I normally keep on hand. At least that cheese sauce tastes like the real deal, and is strongly flavoured so as to overcome the flavour of the pasta itself.

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