8) Hodgson Mill from The Ultimate Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Taste Test (Slideshow)

The Ultimate Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Taste Test (Slideshow)

Jane Bruce
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8) Hodgson Mill

This all-natural, whole wheat offering had our tasters scratching their heads. The whole grain pasta combined with the white sauce gave the dish a gray, pallid color that was unappealing, and the strong, sweet whole wheat flavor overwhelmed any flavor from the cheese. “It looks and tastes healthy, and that’s not a good thing when it comes to mac and cheese,” one taster said. It also called for half a stick of butter and whole milk, making it among the most fattening of the bunch (it did contain more fiber than its competitors, however).

Serving Size: 2.5 ounces
Fat: 17 grams
Calories: 400
Sodium: 490 milligrams

Price per box: $2.99/ 7.25 ounces