With The Force Awakens fever growing with each passing day, no where is safe from Star Wars merchandising—not even the pasta dish people usually make because they’ve too little time or money to eat real food.
I kid Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (or Kraft Dinner in Canada), though really I don’t. Despite its general tastiness and unique take on cheese flavor, Kraft’s box of dry pasta and powder is something I ate a lot when I was a child and my mother was raising four kids alone while somehow staying just this side of welfare.
Thus I will always associate Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with feeling poor. Thing is, that’s not such a bad feeling. The more money you have the more complicated things get. Sometimes it’s nice to just kick back and eat an entire box and pretend that all the worries you have in the world is how to get another.
Kraft Star Wars Macaroni & Cheese isn’t simply macaroni shaped like Star Wars characters. It’s a genuine collectible, with four different characters to collect, half of their face on the back of each box. If you don’t collect all eight, you’re a well-balanced person and should continue on as you have been
The shapes inside the box aren’t the prettiest, but they are indeed recognizable as things from Star Wars. From left to right we have out-of-proportion X-Wing, Yoda, melting R2-D2, Jhiaxus from the Transformers and a Cyberman.
They are a whole lot less recognizable cooked and coated with milk, butter and powder.
Still not pretty, but we can fix that.
There we go.
As for the taste, outside of a hint of midichlorians, Star Wars Macaroni & Cheese tastes like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. The flavor is a bit more concentrated due to the shape of the pasta, but that’s always the case with shaped macaroni and cheese.
Basically Kraft has mixed two of the strongest memories of my childhood—Star Wars and not having enough money for McDonald’s—into one bowl. I approve.
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