Innovation: We tested 11 of the many, many packaged mac and cheeses. The winner is …
We tested almost a dozen kinds of packaged mac and cheese—a sampling of the many varieties on store shelves these days—so you don’t have to. You’re welcome
Superscientific Scoring Methodology
All boxes were prepared according to the directions on the package and sampled on their own, without toppings. Nine tasters rated each one on a scale from zero to 10, taking into account overall flavor, texture, cheesiness, authenticity (does it taste like real cheese?), and nostalgia value (does it taste like childhood?). Ratings were then averaged to generate an overall score.