5 Things You Didn't Know About Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

In 1937, Kraft released its first boxed version of macaroni and cheese. In its first year, it sold nine million products, whereas today over 1 million boxes are sold daily; that's over a 4000-percent increase!

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In 1943 during the height of World War II, 50 million boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese were purchased because one food ration stamp could get you two boxes.

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In 1954 The Kraft Macaroni & Cheese box went from yellow to the iconic blue it is today.

In 1997 When Kraft Launched it's first '"I Want the Blues" contest, more than 10,000 children entered for a chance for their picture to appear on the box.

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The U.S. version of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese contains artificial food dyes yellow #5 and yellow #6. These dyes have been linked to hyperactivity in children.

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