Tastebud Satisfaction: Amy’s Rice Macaroni with Cheeze


I know I said in an earlier post that rice macaroni’n’cheese, especially the gluten free, dairy free and soy free and caseinate-free kind, can taste like warmed-over pressed cardboard.

That was before I tried Amy’s Rice Macaroni with Dairy Free Cheeze. I just may be converted.

Every bit as good as the “regular” macaroni and dairy-free cheeze, this organic rice pasta dish, loaded with taste, cooked to a tender, creamy, piping-hot entree. That just-like-the-real-thing flavor is something Amy’s does extremely well with their mac’n’cheese.

The sodium’s a little high at 740 mg, but you know what, I enjoyed every bite. For the macrobiotic or vegan on the go, you could do far worse than have this for lunch!

Tastebud Satisfaction: Amy’s Macaroni & Soy Cheeze


Finally. Love at first bite. With fake cheese, no less!

Amy’s Macaroni & Soy Cheeze, made with organic pasta, cholesterol free and lactose free, is the best brand I’ve found yet for that almost-the-real-thing taste I’ve been craving.  Thick, deliciously gooey cheeze liberally covers generously-sized noodles, and if you heat it up just a little bit more than the directions, you get that wonderfully crisped taste along the edges.

It does have caseinate in it, so die-hard macrobiotics should avoid it. The reason I chose it over its non-caseinate, perfectly friendly rice pasta mac & fake cheese neighbors in the freezer was because I am sick of non-caseinate rice pasta attempt that taste like warmed-over pressed cardboard.

And yes, I can make my own with meltable fake cheese and a package of organic noodles; I can also try to get enough sleep and still do all the things I want during the work week. Ah, ideals.

I can’t say enough about how marvelous this tasted. I know I’d found a good enough substitute prior to this, and I’m certainly not knocking that, but this not only almost tastes like the real thing, it actually looks like the real thing.

Note: Contains wheat and soy. And here’s a little more about caseinate.