Annie’s Homegrown, recently sold to General Mills and taking some pretty harsh criticism because of this, shows that the company is still dedicated to providing the consumer with great organic food just like they always have. In a previous article, I talked about how Annie’s was called a “sellout” because of this, as we know General Mills is a parent company that has been found guilty of funneling millions of dollars into the California ballet to beat out a genetically modified food, (GMO) labeling initiative a few years back. To date, General Mills states they do not agree to labeling GMOs, although it is your right, our right, to know what is in our food.
However, Annie’s CEO stated that he is still anti-GMO and pro GMO labeling and does not plan on changing a thing. I recently thought about this and decided to accept a professional offer to sample their newest product called Organic Grass Fed Macaroni and Cheese. I am not usually a fan of powdered cheese when it comes to macaroni and cheese anything. I usually go for the deluxe versions in any brand I choose. However, this box in the picture was sent to me to try and so I gave it a whirl, stating that it was grass fed and organic and so might just be worth it. I can say this, I am still not a fan of powdered cheese in my macaroni and cheese dinner, but this macaroni and cheese (white cheddar) was decent. I can not say I will buy it, just because it is the powdered type.
There are three type, aged white cheddar, mild cheddar, and classic cheddar. Looking over their website, I do not see a deluxe version, although they are probably in the stages of making this as it IS a new product. I will give Annie’s the benefit of the doubt, don’t let me down now Bernie. I gave the product 4 stars generally because it was decent for a powder cheese box, it tasted good, as long as you don’t water the cheese down, as I did. Over all, it is organic, we know what to expect from organic, ADD SALT. If you understand what it means, “grass fed” you will further, appreciated their efforts. The cheese they use comes from verified cows that are pastured raised and fed organic diets as well as a verified organic pasture. What this means to the health conscious consumer is, a better, healthier product. No pesticide residue, not hormones, chemicals of any type.
Just healthy, natural cheese from good cows. The macaroni is from organic grains so you know Annie’s has come through again with, not only a great new product, but on their word that they will not change just because they are now under the parent company General Mills.