When you’re dealing with a formula as coveted as Kraft Mac and Cheese, you can only imagine the response the company might receive when attempting to change its classic recipe. And so, when the people over at Kraft were ready to nix the artificial ingredients from their product, they did so without publicizing it.
Kraft Mac and cheese is always a good choice no matter what
— sara (@slintsss) July 23, 2015
CNN Money reports that Kraft took all those artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes—including yellow 5 and yellow 6—and replaced them with natural ingredients like paprika, annatto, and turmeric. Additionally, Kraft has added more whole grains into their product and reduced the amount of saturated fat in the “Shapes” mac and cheese.
The change happened back in December of 2015, which means fans have already been eating the new-and-improved mac and cheese, and may have been unaware of a difference in the product.
But before you go out and make Kraft Mac and Cheese your new diet staple, the product still isn’t great to eat every day. It’s important to keep in mind that while there might be a reduction in artificial ingredients, the sodium level is still 1,710 mg, or 72% of the daily recommended salt intake.
[via CNN Money]