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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

Yes, I went a little nuts in Trader Joe’s recently and purchased every single mac and cheese item I could find. Can you blame me?

With this product review, the fifth in the series, we move from the boxed, powdered mac and cheeses to the big leagues: frozen. Okay, so maybe not the big leagues, but better than boxed and powdered, right?

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

This review is for Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese. It featured four cheeses: Cheddar, Swiss, Havarti and Gouda.

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

Here is the nutritional information.

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

Close-up of the frozen product right out of the box.

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

Ingredients needed: 1 box of Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese and a microwave or conventional oven. I used a microwave.

As directed on the package, I removed the package from the box and punctured the plastic film with a fork. The product was microwaved for six minutes, then allowed to sit for an additional minute.

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

I removed the film, gave it a good stir, and popped it into a bowl.

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

How was it? Quite good! Four elbows up. It was just a tiny bit dry, but I like my mac and cheese saucy. It was actually very similar to Stouffer’s frozen macaroni and cheese – just not quite as creamy. 

Product Review: Trader Joe's Diner Mac 'n Cheese - Mac & Cheese Chick

 

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  • Janice Marie Foote October 3, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Hey Mac and Cheese Chick:

    The best way to eat Joe’s Diner Mac and Cheese is to follow their convention oven directions. Midway through cooking time, stir in the 4 cheeses thoroughly.

    It is about 5x better this way vs. nuking it in the wave, trust me, I’ve had it both ways!!!

  • M Pray June 8, 2016, 5:20 pm

    Had the Joe’s Diner Mac’nCheese
    Way too much salt! Won’t buy again.

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