Don't Buy This: Easy Mac
A four pack of misery and depression
There are foods in this world that are an abomination against mankind. Some we buy out of convenience, some out of habit, and others out of total lack of taste. But we do buy them, and it's time to put a stop to it. One such thing is Easy Mac, which was invented because there were people in the world trying to make regular Kraft macaroni and cheese, but thought that it was too difficult and inconvenient.
The allure, of course, is in being able to store an individual serving of macaroni and cheese on a shelf in your apartment (as no refrigeration is required), then to create your meal with the mere application of water and a microwave. So congratulations, you stove-less people, who had apparently been living far too long without the ability to eat macaroni and cheese while wearing a stained bath robe at 4 o'clock in the afternoon within the confines of your windowless bachelor apartment.
Macaroni and cheese is not a healthful meal to begin with, but when you have it in such a heavily processed form, you're making things a lot worse. If you're going to enjoy the guilty splendor that is macaroni and cheese, at least find a way to eat a good version of it. It is, after all, not particularly time consuming to make from scratch (if you're in a huge hurry, you don't have to bake it in the oven). So let's do away with all these ungodly Easy Macs, be they the Classic, Alfredo, Bacon or Cheesy Taco varieties.
Please, people. No one needs to be able to make macaroni and cheese in 3 1/2 minutes. You know what else takes that long to make? Crack.
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