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Product Review: Amy's Rice Macaroni with Dairy Free Cheeze

Product Review: Amy's Rice Macaroni with Dairy Free Cheeze

When I saw that this product made it as a readers’ fave in the latest issue of Vegetarian Times, I did a tentative happy-vegan-food dance. It sounded promising, especially since it’s made with Daiya cheese. Plus, it’s gluten-free. So I picked one up for $3.69. It was practically burning a hole through my reusable grocery bag on the way home. I couldn’t get it in the microwave fast enough. Then the moment of truth . . .

I did a full-fledged, unadulterated, happy-vegan-food dance like no other. Never in my life would I have thought there’d be a delicious vegan mac and cheese that rivals that of the real deal. Unbelievable. Even The Husband was hovering, hoping that I would share more than just the one tiny bite I had given him. No way.

Oh, man. Good stuff. It took me a few minutes to recover and wipe the cheeze from my face–I was not above licking the cardboard dish clean, nor am I embarrassed to admit that. It was creamy and tasted just like the real thing. You can cook it in the oven for 25-30 minutes (I had no patience for that) or in the microwave for about 4 minutes.

Alas, like everything delicious, it comes with a price. One 8-ounce container brings with it 520 calories (I better go for another run today), but it’s actually comparable to regular mac n’ cheese. Total fat: 22g, 5g of saturated fat and no trans fat Sodium: 740mg, Carbs: 72g, Protein: 8g, but hey, NO cholesterol! :) Overall, with no dairy, no soy and no gluten, it’s an indulgence I can handle every once in a while. (Glad I bought two)!

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Triste3030 Triste3030 5 years
I've tried Amy's other food products and they're always delicious!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 5 years
I have Celiac and Crohn's Disease, so I have been buying this for years esp. since I am in college for the quick gluten free food. It tastes great! Tastes even better when cooked in the oven :) My other favorite is the vegetable lasagna - delicious!
girlA girlA 5 years
I'll definitely try baking it in the oven next time. Unfortunately it's not something I would eat often because of the calorie count, but it's no different than real mac and cheese. Sometimes when you can't eat dairy, this is a great for a once in a while cheese fix.
lauren lauren 5 years
Yummy! That does look good enough to lick the cardboard! :)
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i love this stuff as comfort food in the winter! i just wish amy's products had less sodium.
amber512 amber512 5 years
Sounds good, but the price, calories, and lack of other food means I won't be buying it! I need at least three different foods before I can call something a meal. My fave combo is some beans, steamed veggies, and a grain like pasta or rice.
nikqui nikqui 5 years
This is one of my faves from Amy's but it tastes waaaayyy better from the oven instead of the microwave. My other favorite is Amy's Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. Now I'm going to be thinking about both of them
wren1 wren1 5 years
I just saw this at a market and didn't get it because I wasn't sure. Thanks for the review-next time I'll pick up a box or two!
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