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Annie's Organic Mac and Cheese Taste Test

High-Protein Mac and Cheese Exists, and You Absolutely Need It Now

Annie's Organic has been crushing the organic mac and cheese game for a while, but only recently did we get our hands on boxes of the grass-fed and high-protein varieties.

We prepared both of these in the POPSUGAR kitchen as directed with low-fat milk and a couple tablespoons of butter. The end result was a warm, comforting, and insanely delicious bowl of cheesy pasta — but with a healthier, more nutritious edge.

Our taste-testing colleagues were blown away by the deliciousness and the brand's uncanny flavor resemblance to the Kraft classic. Check out the details for each of these varieties (including their macros!).

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Organic Macaroni & Cheese, 20 Percent More Protein

This mac gets an extra kick of muscle-building protein, not in the cheese sauce, but in the noodle itself! Annie's added golden peas to give the pasta a nutritional boost, and the result was flawless — it scored 5/5 across the board.

Nutritional breakdown per serving (without milk and butter): 250 calories, 13 grams of protein, 43 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fat.

  • Love the flavors — so cheesy and yummy!
  • YUM.
  • Best healthy mac and cheese!
  • Wow! Love that this tastes like amazing mac and cheese, but has more protein!
  • Tastes just like regular Kraft mac and cheese.
  • Wow. Buttery cheesy!
  • Perfect!


Organic, Grass-Fed Classic Mild Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

Grass-fed dairy options aren't just better for the planet, but they're more nutritionally dense, too.

Nutritional breakdown per serving (without milk and butter): 270 calories, 10 grams of protein, 46 grams of carbohydrates, and 5 grams of fat.

  • Incredible flavor!
  • Creamy goodness.
  • Light noodle, soft, not too powerful — makes you feel good!
  • So good, great taste, rich but not too much!
  • Ahhhmazing! So flavorful! Creamy, buttery, perfectly cheesy!
  • Yum, love it!
  • Best texture — mild, smooth flavor.
  • More please!! Tastes "real" — usually boxed mac tastes chemically.
  • OMG, so creamy.


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