Macaroni and cheese is a seriously important part of American culture. It’s a comfort food-favorite among kids, college students, and picky eaters everywhere. We love it so much that industry leader Kraft Mac and Cheese sells about 1 million boxes per day! Per day!
But seriously, what’s not to like? It’s comforting, it’s filling, it’s perfectly cheesy, it’s delicious, and on top of all that, it’s incredibly fun and easy to throw together. Are you even faintly surprised by its popularity? That said, for such a simple and popular dish, you will be surprised to find there’s a lot you don’t know about the illustrious mac and cheese.
The following is essential knowledge. Whip out these facts at your next dinner or party and be prepared to impress all your friends.
After reading this, you’ll also notice that you are craving some mac and cheese yourself. Be sure to check out The Daily Meal’s collection of our Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes to make your own.