Sunday NFL Taste Test: Frozen Macaroni and Cheese

We pit the biggest brands against each other to find out which is the cheesiest (in a good way).

Sure, you’ve got the 116″ flat screen that hasn’t even been released yet, the speakers that have already caused your elderly neighbors to call the police, and the oversized couch made from the skin of only the cutest of baby seals, but have you thought about what’s really important: What snacks are you going to put on the table? We hit the supermarket and put our editors through a rigorous blind taste test of snack foods to help you decide what to bring home for the big game on Sunday. Check back every Friday throughout football season for a new snack-food face-off.

Brand: Amy’s

Price: $4.60

Score: 4.27

Verdict: We tried to give our tasters something good for them – they basically threw it right back in our face.


“Flavorless, watery”

“Is this made with whole wheat? Yuck.”

“Disgusting, and surprisingly cardboard-y for saucy pasta”

Brand: Stouffer’s

Price: $5.49

Score: 5.93

Verdict: We thought the classic staple in frozen mac was a shoo-in, but it couldn’t win over everyone..


“It tastes like Christmas!”

“Good – lots of sauce.”

“Soft and gross”

And the winner is…

Brand: Marie Callender’s

Price: $3.00

Score: 7.13

Verdict: Damn, Miss Marie! This unexpected winner ran away with the title.




“Sharp on the cheese”