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I'm not crazy about this stuff. Is there a way to make it taste better? The directions said to add milk. Now, if you're buying fake cheese, it's probably because you're vegan or lactose intolerant. So why would you add milk to your chReese? I didn't have any alternatives around so I added water instead. Maybe I'll add Vitasoy, if I buy it again. I'm hoping a better fake cheese product comes along soon...
 

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No no no!! It's good! I made a post about it in the recipes section ten days ago. You have to add (rice or soy) milk, margarine, and seasoning!! Here is part of my original post:<br><br><br><br>
" The way I make it is...pour the dry chreese powder into a bowl, add some ricemilk, add a TBSP or two of margarine (I use Earth Balance), and boil the water. After the water is boiling pour some of it into the bowl with the chreese and stir it until it's smooth. Then cook the pasta and drain, add a bit of olive oil (it makes left-overs a lot better), stir, pour the melted chreese into the pot and mix! There is one more key ingredient though! ALL PURPOSE SEASONING! I use this stuff in everything! It adds so much to the mac&chreese though. Of course you can use whatever seasonings you want, this is just the stuff I have. "<br><br><br><br>
You can read the whole thread here, other people added some good comments:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3994" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...&threadid=3994</a><br><br><br><br>
Seriously, it's MUCH better that way. I love it.
 

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I've heard people complain about this before, and I don't get it at all because I LOVE this stuff! It's like my comfort food. When I mix the powder with the hot water, I use more hot water than suggested. (Just a bit). Then I add some soymilk to the water/power mixture. I add some garlic salt to the mix, and when the pasta is finished cooking, I add a little Earth Balance margarine and some cooked spinach.<br><br>
Mmmm! But, I do love nutritional yeast. I know that can be an aquired taste for some.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I'm not ready to buy it again but it's encouraging to know that it is possible to enjoy the stuff.
 

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I think adding the Earth Balance makes a big difference-I make it pretty much the same way as MissLeigh, and I love it! I'm a big nutritional yeast fan too though...I have to try adding some spinach next time. Yum.
 

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Oh, and I only use the shells n' chreese. The shells are the only ones made of plain old semolina pasta. The penne is rice pasta (too sticky for me) and the macaroni is whole wheat, I believe. I don't have anything against whole wheat of course, but in this situation (comfort food!) I prefer the shells.
 

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oh my gosh. i just came here to post a thread specifically saying the exact same thing haha. im eating it right now. it tastes like curry or mustard or something. it would be fine if i wasn't expecting it to mimic kraft mac and cheese.<br><br><br><br>
i mixed a few tablespoons of salsa in with the chreese sauce and that made it a little better, but i just dont really like nutritional yeast "cheeses" that much anyway.<br><br><br><br>
on the bright side, my cat is enjoying licking the sauce off of my plate.
 

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I've tried the whole wheat mac n cheese one. It was so gross, and the sauce tasted like barf. I might try the shell's and cheese one. I'm not giving up on this brand. I loved Mac n cheese bfore I was vegan, and I'm willing to try anything if it's supposed to taste like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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its an aquired taste<br><br>
i used to hate it and then started loving it<br><br>
eat it when you are really really really hungry<br><br><br><br>
my sister hated it for like 4 years... and now she likes it... mwhahahaha<br><br><br><br>
i have 25 packets coming in the mail any day now... yay!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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I don't like it but I do like Chef Deborah's Clone of it Check it out:<br><br><a href="http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipes/messages/72231.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipe...ges/72231.html</a><br><br>
Really good. Shannon/Zimma
 

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I just bought a box of the Shells & Chreese and now im a little scared to try it, lol. I've read old posts and alot of people said it was really gross...but then other people said how much they love it.<br><br><br><br>
also, how much does one box make? is the serving size enough for just one person, or is it too much?<br><br>
if there's extras, have u ever refrigerated it and then warmed up the leftovers? cause i wonder how THAT would taste like, haha.<br><br><br><br>
anyways, enough with all the questions...i just wanted to know if i should make it, or hold off of ruining my appetite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Saiyit</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I just bought a box of the Shells & Chreese and now im a little scared to try it, lol. I've read old posts and alot of people said it was really gross...but then other people said how much they love it.<br><br><br><br>
also, how much does one box make? is the serving size enough for just one person, or is it too much?<br><br>
if there's extras, have u ever refrigerated it and then warmed up the leftovers? cause i wonder how THAT would taste like, haha.<br><br><br><br>
anyways, enough with all the questions...i just wanted to know if i should make it, or hold off of ruining my appetite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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This is an old old old thread but since you asked some questions, I'll jump in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I actually like this. I don't know which one I bought, might've been shells and cheese. I know I tried the alfredo one too.<br><br>
1. Don't expect it to taste like Kraft mac and cheese. It won't. As long as you're not expecting it to, you won't be disappointed.<br><br>
2. Don't make it with water. I make it with soy milk and margarine, just like boxed mac and cheese.<br><br>
3. It is a bit bland. Try adding salt or garlic powder. You could try adding beans or veggies to it too.<br><br>
Like I said, it's a bit blander than you may be expecting. Don't be afraid to doctor it up. it's not gross though. I think maybe lots of people are expecting Kraft mac and cheese. Trust me, you're not going to get that. It's not vile though.<br><br>
Mary<br><br>
ETA Whoops. lol The box makes enough for two small portions or 4 sides. The exact same amount regular kraft boxes make. Or you can be a piggie like me and eat the whole thing. haha. I did reheat the alfredo one and, while it wasn't as good as the regular cheese one, it didn't taste any worse reheated. I added a bit of margarine to it, covered it gently with plastic wrap and heated. It keeps the moisture in so it doesn't dry out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shy:">
 

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Hey Mary, thanks for the quick reply.<br><br><br><br>
now i dont feel so scared to try it (and worrying about wasting it if its gross)<br><br><br><br>
I definitely dont expect it to taste like the Kraft Mac & Cheese, especially after i tried making my own mac and cheese with regular pasta and a vegan cheese slice (melted of course). it didnt taste all that great, but it was still bareable, haha.<br><br><br><br>
i was gonna hold off and wait to make it when my mom's home cause i wasnt sure if it was gonna make alot, but she may expect it to taste like Kraft's mac & cheese...and in that case, i dont want her to waste my goods!<br><br><br><br>
i'll let ya know what i think when i get around to making the stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
-Steph
 

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well I haven't had the mac n chreeze in a while, but when I did use it I used it as a condiment... had a big puddle of it on the side of my plate and dipped my forkful of pasta in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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i forgot to reply about my Mac & Chreese experience<br><br><br><br>
i made it the day (or a day later) i made my post asking about it<br><br><br><br>
my verdict.....<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
i enjoyed it very much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
i would have eaten the whole thing, but i left some for my mother to try. she wasnt too fond of it, haha. but i cant wait to stock up on that stuff. mmm mmm!!
 

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guys, try adding silk soy creamer plain :) a good way to add creamy deliciousness without the cruelty - it is thicker than regular soy milk (of course, this is in addition to earth balance!)
 
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