One of my favorite comfort foods used to be macaroni and cheese. The combination of starch and dairy is just unbeatable! So when I had to start eating gluten-free, I missed that wonderful comfort.
Until I started to check out gluten-free mac n’ cheese! There are more and more options coming on the American market for gluten-free comfort foods, and macaroni and cheese is no exception. I recently tried Annie’s gluten-free mac and cheese after hearing many positive reviews.
I made a delicious bowl of it after preparing it on the stovetop. It tasted enough like macaroni and cheese to make me want seconds! Now, I don’t know if it’s my recent eating habits lacking carbohydrates or whatnot, but after eating it, I felt overwhelmingly sedated. Not in the lull that carbs can put you, but in an uncomfortable feeling that made me lay lifeless on the couch for quite some time. I thought that it was just a fluke, and so I bought another box. Alas, the same feeling returned. It is a bad enough feeling that will make me buy some other comfort food when such a craving surfaces.
I know that it’s just not the fact that I was eating macaroni and cheese, because when I purchase other kinds (such as glutino or Amy’s Kitchen), I feel able to function after eating it. It’s a very strange sensation, and I can’t put my finger on why Annie’s has such a rash reaction to me.
Overall: It’s a suitable substitute to the old Kraft favorite you might have known and love as a kid, but I will be wary when I peruse my gluten-free macaroni options next time.
Ease of preparation: 5/5
Overall: 2/5 (due to my crummy, sedated feeling)