There are a lot of food debates that will divide nations, turn brother against brother, and shake people to their core. How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Does pineapple belong on a pizza? Is a hot dog a sandwich? And should you eat macaroni and cheese with a fork or with a spoon? Well, we may not be able to settle some of those things, but Annie’s has sought out the answer to the great mac and cheese question, and the winner between #teamfork and #teamspoon may surprise you.
Annie’s survey is announcing the results in conjunction with National Macaroni and Cheese Day (July 14) as they relaunch their classic cheddar macaroni and cheese box. They reimagined their noodle to hold on to more sauce, and they made their sauce cheesier and creamier than before.
But how do people eat the new mac and cheese? According to their survey of thousands of mac and cheese fans, 71 percent of adults prefer to eat their macaroni and cheese with a fork, while 28 percent prefer a spoon.
However, parents in 41 out of 50 states say that giving their kids a spoon to eat this particular dish is easier. That makes sense, when you consider how messy mac and cheese can be.
Like most great food debates, there’s no right or wrong answer to the fork or spoon query. A fork allows for better stabbing of the macaroni, while a spoon allows you to scoop up every last bit of that cheese sauce. But no matter whether you prefer to eat macaroni and cheese with a fork or spoon on a plate or in a bowl, it still tastes great, especially these 34 ooey, gooey, and super cheesy recipes.