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Annie’s Mac&Cheese, Bunny Snacks, and a Giveaway

Macaroni & Cheese, in our family, is one of those things that is believed to be a main course, or, perhaps, the only course.  I consider myself lucky if I can get by with only using 3 or 4 boxes at one time (my husband will “control” himself and only eat two boxes).

I remember those days when gluten-free macaroni and cheese didn’t exist, and then, when it did, it was ridiculously expensive and found only at the health food store.  Though not quite the price of its gluten counterpart, gf mac & cheese has certainly found its way down the price ladder and into many grocery stores.

In honor of Celiac Awareness Day that recently passed, Annie’s sent me some of their tasty gluten-free products to try and want to share them with you, too!

Microwaveable GF Mac&Cheese

Newest to the gf lineup is the microwaveable mac & cheese.  It comes in a little cup.  You add the water, microwave it a bit, add the cheese powder and stir.  Boom!  Lunch in a cup (and you don’t have to worry about overeating, which is obviously a problem in my house with mac & cheese).  The microwaveable kind has corn starch, but otherwise they are Braden-friendly (soy, corn, peanut, sesame -free).

Annie’s has another somewhat new product, the Rice Shells with Creamy White Cheddar.  This one has a bit of a tang to it that my family just adores.  All 3 of Annie’s gf mac & cheese products are great-tasting.

Bunny Fruit Snacks

Part of Annie’s gluten-free snack lineup are the Organic Bunny Snacks – fruit snacks a bit on the healthier side.  They are still mostly sugar, but they are made with the more natural kind (and none of that high fructose corn syrup).  They are Non-GMO Project verified, and are vegan / gelatin-free.
Braden’s pretty stoked about these, because it can be hard to find fruit snacks without corn syrup.  His response to them “they actually taste like the flavors they are supposed to taste like.”

All Annie’s products are made with real ingredients: they contain no synthetic ingredients or colors, artificial flavors or GMOs. For a full list of gluten-free items from Annie’s, including dressings and condiments, check out their product page here.

Well, that explains why.  🙂

Do you know what else is cool about Annie’s?  They support sustainable and organic agriculture students with scholarships.

Annie’s would like to share with one lucky winner a variety of Annie’s gluten-free macaroni and cheese and Bunny fruit snacks, a $35-40 retail value!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post about what you like to add to mac&cheese (or do you only eat it straight up?).  For example, when I was in middle school or high school, a good friend of mine introduced me to eating my mac&cheese with tuna and black pepper (don’t knock it until you try it!) and Carter and Corice like to put frozen peas in theirs.

This giveaway will close at 9:00 p.m. central on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.



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18 responses to “Annie’s Mac&Cheese, Bunny Snacks, and a Giveaway”

  1. Ashley C Avatar
    Ashley C

    We make mac & cheese with a can of Cincinnati chili and a little bit of extra shredded cheese!


  2. Nancy Schupman Avatar
    Nancy Schupman

    I like to add bacon and hot pepper flakes to mine.

  3. Cheryl Avatar

    We like to add chopped broccoli and pepper to our macaroni. And we always make it with butter!

  4. julie Avatar

    I like to eat it straight up!

    1. Cassandra Avatar

      Congratulations, Julie. You’re our winner!

  5. Christina Avatar

    I take the gluten free pasta & turn it into the Mac & cheese I grew up on. I would make as directed & I then put into a loaf pan. I then add a little milk, sharp cheddar, egg & a pinch of nutmeg. I comes out just like the baked Mac & cheese my southern grandmother used to make for me!

  6. Cheryl Avatar

    Our Mac & cheese if not eaten straight-up, is made with peas added. And on Fridays, we add peas and TUNA – yummmmm!

  7. helen rowland Avatar
    helen rowland

    i eat mac and cheese without adding anything.

  8. Alexis L Avatar
    Alexis L

    Straight up or with bacon if I’m feeling indulgent!

  9. aryn Avatar

    Most of the time, I eat it straight up. If I’m making a non-boxed fancy mac, then I use four kinds of cheese, bacon, and carmelized onions.

  10. manda Avatar

    I like adding broccoli.

  11. Danielle T Avatar
    Danielle T

    i add bacon sometimes 🙂 im bad – but i like it straight too!

  12. Vera K Avatar
    Vera K

    I like to add microwaved broccoli to my mac and cheese.

  13. chrissy Avatar

    I love black pepper, broccoli, and hot sauce! Yummy!

  14. Lindsey Avatar

    Bacon or sausage!

    I was about to explain my family tuna fish casserole… but as someone who just discovered my gluten allergy, realized that 2 other ingredients aren’t gf! Going to have to figure that out!

  15. Katie Avatar

    My favorite mac and cheese is made with chopped grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes and some sauteed spinach!

  16. Angela Avatar

    i add tuna and sometimes old bay seasoning…yum!

  17. LeeAnn Perry Avatar
    LeeAnn Perry

    I like my mac and cheese straight up. On occasion I do add some veggies.