Gluten Free Product Review: Ancient Harvest Supergrain Mac & Cheese
I love to make home made mac and cheese and even prior to being gluten free I did not purchased the “blue box” that so many kids love. In fact, as a kid I refused to eat mac and cheese that wasn’t home made. Can you say “SPOILED.”
However, I do know a lot of families and a lot of our readers do enjoy mac and cheese that is not home made. So I try to do product reviews of these products for them. Because we all know, especially in the gluten free world, not all products are made equally. I find product reviews to be essential ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
I recently did a product review on Ancient Harvest’s Mac and Cheese (click HERE for review). I spoke about how I love their pastas but found their mac and cheese not to be nearly creamy enough. Shortly after I was contacted by the good folks at Ancient Harvest and was notified that they believe I had tried their product before they had redone them to make them cheesier and asked if I would be willing to try them again. OF COURSE!!
This time the tasting team tried 4 products:
Supergrain Mac & Cheese White Cheddar
Supergrain Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar (llama shaped)
Supergrain Mac & Cheese Sharp Cheddar
Supergrain Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar (elbow)
The review took me awhile to do because even I can not eat Mac & Cheese all the time. So the tasting team and I did it over a few weeks. I will say first and foremost that they were right,their new recipe is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH cheesier than their old recipe. A HUGE difference!! Way to go Ancient Harvest!! I like the cheesier sauce and of course your pasta is always fantastic.
What is Supergrain pasta? Well according to their website they state:
“… a proprietary blend of organic, non-GMO corn flour and quinoa flour. We’ve perfected this combination to create delicious gluten free noodles that offer the same taste and texture of traditional pasta”
Now if you are like me and have a snobbish love for home made mac and cheese these are just not the same. But let’s be real… there is NO product on the market that would be… gluten free or not. But to be fair I expanded the tasting team for this review and brought in a Celiac mom of a child that is not Celiac but often eats gluten free. After mom tried to explain what a llama is they tried the llama shaped Supergrain Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar. It was a hit with mom and she said that it was super easy with just adding milk and the cheese packet. She even said “The llamas (noodles) were super soft and it looked just like the blue box Mac and cheese.” She expressed the fact that it was just like the blue box of mac and cheese she remembered and that it was what it needed to be… an easy, quick, and a cost effective lunch. For the record, it was a bigger hit with mom than daughter, but daughter did eat it.
Now I will let you in on a little secret. The box recommends that if you want a creamy cheese sauce to add a couple tablespoons of butter. I did that on the second box I made. But I also had a little half and half in the fridge from a previous baking project The added cream sure made the mac & cheese even creamier. I would recommend that but just remember that adding the cream changes all of your nutritional info on the side of the box.
I want to add that all of their products are organic (certified). Some of their products are Kosher. But NONE of their products use GMOs. Way cool!
I always recommend Ancient Harvest pastas but I would also now recommend their Supergrain Mac & Cheese for those looking to replace those “blue box” of our gluten filled memories. Check them out for further details and follow them on social media!!
Supergrain Mac & Cheese: http://ancientharvest.com/product-category/supergrain-mac-cheese/
This product is a good recipe for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.
I was provided with product but not financial support for this product review. However, the product given was for the purpose of review but the opinions are strictly my own and have no sway on the review. The opinions stated here are simply my own