Monday, July 12, 2010

Celebrating my new Mac with some Mac...and Cheese!!!!

Tonight we got together with some friends to have a KD tasting.  Just in case you aren't familiar, I am referring to good ol' Kraft Dinner, the staple of college kids diets all across the land.

Recently, Kraft announced that they were introducing a new 'Smart' KD.   The 'Smart' comes in the form of pasta made with cauliflower and, in theory, the connoisseur is now getting half a serving of vegetables in their orange powder goodness.

Our very smart friends Kim and Fiona suggested conducting a scientific tasting to determine the tastiness factor.  But it couldn't just be the new one, we needed to surmise which was the superior product.

Like any good group of scientists, we needed a control to test the product against.  Our controls were the 2 products that everyone knows best, Original and Spiral.  No whole wheat, no crazy flavours.  Just that blue and orange box that stares at you from the kitchen cupboard, beckoning you to it's comforting embrace.  Like a big, warm, orange hug in your tummy.

The laboratory (Fiona's Kitchen) was prepped and the scientists donned their coats and safety goggles.  Well, we washed our hands at least.  All boxes were started at the exact same time and the package measurements were followed for the milk and butter.  One thing we noticed was the very distinct smell of cauliflower when it was being drained.

We started with the Original and the Spiral, so we were ready to acknowledge the flavour differences at a moments' notice.  Then, then we came to the new KD.  The verdict?  Really really tasty!  We were all pleasantly surprised by the taste.  It tastes almost exactly like Original, but it has a little bit of a sweeter flavour.

One of the best surprises of the experiment was that Spirals are awesome!  We've all had them before, but we concluded, scientifically of course, that the spiral shape of the pasta changes the distribution of the cheesy goodness.

However, the conclusion of the experiment is that KD always tastes best when shared in good company!

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