Annie's Homegrown Organic Whole Wheat Shells & Cheddar, 6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

 
List Price: $33.96

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Features:
  • Case of 12 6-ounce boxes (total of 72 ounces)
  • Made with certified-organic whole wheat pasta and certified-organic white Cheddar cheese
  • All-natural; processed in accordance with Oregon Tilth standards
  • Great-tasting source of organic whole-wheat nutrition
  • Made in Napa, Calif., with ingredients from organic farms in Montana and California

Customer Reviews:

  • A healthier choice -- and our kids love it
    We've been struggling to move our kids from processed foods to healthier alternatives over the last couple of years, and Annie's whole-wheat macaroni and cheese has been a big element of our success in this campaign... They love the taste and we feel good about the nutritional value, the quality of the food, and the relative "social conscience" that the company espouses.

    By the way: it really is tasty stuff. I try not to eat a lot of carbs these days, but I always steal a few bites when I make them lunch. The creamy-cheese sauce is more reminiscent of a good, light alfredo than of the nasty, gluey, neon-orange stuff you get from the big brands, and whole wheat macaroni is mildly flavored (and therefore and easier transition for kids and processed-wheat addicts)....more info
  • healthy and yummy
    some might find it too chewy and nutty. even fully cooked it tastes healthy, and some might not like that. the sauce is perfect though, and i like being reminded that its good for me....more info
  • just not for me
    I wanted to like the Whole Wheat Shells & Cheddar. I really did. But the sauce really is quite watery and bland, even with adding the optional butter/margarine. Alone, cooked per instructions, my kids wouldn't eat this. I certainly couldn't feed it to kid guests used to traditional mac-n-cheese. But I discovered that if I mixed in some leftover spaghetti sauce it becomes quite tasty. I use a jarred sauce added to browned ground beef. Now that makes a very hearty and tasty meal. ...more info
  • great price for a wonderful product
    Amazon has the best price around for this product. It's Organic. It's whole wheat. It tastes great. I like the fuller taste (and healthier characteristics) of the whole wheat. Our daughter loves it and you don't have to feel guilty about giving it to her. Throw in veggies or tuna or eat it plain - it's a good meal....more info
  • Must like whole wheat!
    Kids that are not used to whole wheat pasta may not like this since the texture of whole wheat is chewier than white-enriched pasta. My boys have had the less healthy version of mac-n-cheese, and the whole wheat (we are big whole wheat eaters!) and they love Annie's whole wheat shells. It's their absolute favorite.

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  • Husband hates it
    I won't buy it again and will donate the whole box to the Food bank. ...more info
  • Whole Grain Mac is the Best
    I love this mac and cheese. I switched to whole wheat pasta a few years ago and this is one of the best alternatives that fit the traditional American dish. I mix it with a can of tuna and I could eat it every night of the week. You do have to cook the noodles longer because they are more dense than the processed enriched noodles you get at the store. I've managed to convert my husband to the whole wheat pasta, but he still likes his Kraft Mac and Cheese. What can I say? I'm going healthy and its still tasty....more info
  • Great
    Healthy, organic, and tastes great. Oh, and a decent price. For little kids and big kids (and kids at heart also). Bon Apetit!...more info
  • healthy and yummy
    some might find it too chewy and nutty. even fully cooked it tastes healthy, and some might not like that. the sauce is perfect though, and i like being reminded that its good for me....more info
  • Great Healthy Option
    Love this great, healthy mac and cheese option. It's so much better for the kids than many of the alternatives! It's a staple in our house....more info
  • THIS STUFF TASTES GREAT & IT'S CERTIFIED ORGANIC TOO !!!!!

    IN A NUTSHELL: THIS REALLY MADE ME INTO A BELIEVER IN 'CERTIFIED ORGANIC' PRODUCTS

    Everything that one could want in a boxed 'Macaroni & Cheese' meal is in this excellent product from 'Annie's Homegrown'. Its ingredients are 'Certified Organic', with real cheese and whole wheat pasta. The rusult is a very healthy fast-food that tastes significantly better, creamier, richer and more satisfying than its processed counterpart and WITHOUT COSTING THAT MUCH MORE!

    I had never heard of this product until I received a sample of it in the mail several months ago. Now, I exclusively consume only this 'Annie's' brand Mac & Cheese, and essentially refuse the other major brands which do contain artificial ingredients. I have tried many of the different varieties that Annie's offers and have been universally satisfied thusfar.

    [I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY PRODUCT OR COMPANY BUT I DO BUY AND EAT THIS STUFF]
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  • Family Favorite
    We buy these by the case, and it is a family favorite. My stepdaughters, who are used to eating a lot of highly processed foods, like it! ...more info
  • Mac 'n cheese you can feel good about!
    My kids (ages 5 and 7) would eat macaroni and cheese daily, so it's fantastic to have a healthy version available made with whole wheat and cheese made from milk from cows not treated with bovine growth hormones. We all love it!...more info
  • This is a good WW option...
    my son loves anything Mac and cheese and I feel this is healthier with the whole wheat, Annie's brand so it doesn't have all of the preservatives. It isn't as creamy as some brands but has a good cheesy taste. ...more info
  • Quality Product, Not Suited For My Taste Buds
    I've been eating Annie's Mac n' Cheese (not the whole wheat type) since 1994. Amazon offers a excellent price (around $1.50 per box for certified organic, whoa!) and if I'm going to commit upfront to 12 boxes of mac and cheese, I figured I try to be a little healthier and get the whole wheat type.

    It is a quality product but it isn't suited to my taste buds. I am surprised because I prefer brown rice and wild rice to white rice and generally enjoy whole wheat products. But to this eater, the whole wheat shells were too heavy and chewy. The watery white cheddar sauce enhanced the pasta's rougher texture and blandness. (The white cheddar sauce is like an alfredo, and less creamy than Annie's regular cheddar.) My friends love this stuff, but I think it's an acquired tasted. If I had known what I know now, I'd have stuck with the enriched white (yet stripped of it's nutrients) shells or at least gone with the regular cheddar sauce.

    *Update*
    While still not a full-on fan, I enjoying this product more now that:

    1. Tastes much better when cooked 10-11 minutes at sea-level (the box recommends 8-10), the texture is less rough and gummy and is more noodle-y.

    2. Adding fresh herbs with the cheese sauce. It gives a depth to the flavor. My favorite herb to add (so far) is cilantro (add about 1/3 cup chopped after mixing in the cheese sauce). Other enjoyable variations were adding 2/3 cup of Italian parsley or 1/8 cup fresh dill leaves. ...more info
  • Add your own flavor to make it a 5
    All by itself, I would have to give this a 3. But, as I've learned with most packaged food, it can be easily made into a 5. I prepare as described on the box and top with mixed Italian herbs, crushed red pepper, and a pinch of shredded Parmesan. Not only does it look more appetizing, but it tastes great! And these are things I usually keep around the house, so I just grabbed whatever I had and it only adds about 30 seconds to the prep process. I highly recommend if you're willing to add things you like to flavor it up....more info
  • Nasty
    I've recently decided to switch to eating whole grains and we picked up a box of this at a health food store as an alternative to the Kraft mac and cheese that my son likes. I prepared it as per the instructions and the sauce was runny and quite flavorless. After one bite my son wouldn't eat any more and after I had a bite too, I couldn't blame him because it was just nasty. I don't have any problems eating whole wheat pasta and neither does my son, but we couldn't eat this. I am a firm believer that food can be both healthy and delicious at the same time. This may be healthy but it is not tasty which means to me that it is not worth eating. Try the Hodgson Mills whole wheat macaroni and cheese instead. It is so much better....more info
  • Good & Good For You!
    Not as good as the non wheat one, but the whole wheat is okay. Takes a little getting used to, but that is the way of all wheat instead of white. ...more info
  • my kids love this
    Both my boys love this mac & cheese. The whole wheat is not a replacement for those who grew up on Kraft. ...more info
  • great price for a wonderful product
    Amazon has the best price around for this product. It's Organic. It's whole wheat. It tastes great. I like the fuller taste (and healthier characteristics) of the whole wheat. Our daughter loves it and you don't have to feel guilty about giving it to her. Throw in veggies or tuna or eat it plain - it's a good meal....more info
  • Sorry -- not good.
    I've had the other Annie's shells and cheddar and they're usually very good. I wanted to try whole wheat to be healthier, but it's really not worth it. It has a different texture that I didn't like. The flavor was okay but a little bland. If you want a good mac and cheese, stick with the original version from Annie's!...more info
  • Man n' Cheese....and adults enjoy it too!
    I've been purchasing Annie's products for about a year. They are a healthy alternative to other artificial junk foods. This is a great price too. It's normally $2.99 per box at the local market. Whole wheat pasta shells with white cheddar cheese is delicious!...more info
  • Pretty good and it's whole wheat.
    My son loves this and I feel better giving him whole wheat pasta than the traditional one....more info

 

 
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