Golden Grain Macaroni and Cheese

Do they still make Golden Grain Macaroni and Cheese? I can’t remember the last time I had it. Early-1980s? I always liked it better than Kraft.

Yes, they do. I have a box sitting on my pantry shelf as we speak, or rather, as I type.
I bought some a few weeks ago on a whim and my kids commented that it was better than ‘the usual stuff’ which is the Safeway brand of spirals and cheese. It was a good bit cheaper, too. Go figure.

Weird. I shopped at Albertson’s, Ralph’s and Vons when I lived in L.A. They seemed to have stopped carrying it. I haven’t seen it up here at Cost Cutter. I should look again next time I go. I should also check out Fred Meyer. Someone has to have it.

You know, I don’t remember the last time I saw a commercial for it either.

They don’t carry it at Safeway (part of the Von’s chain, I think).
I got it at Shopper’s Food Warehouse here in Baltimore, a discount store, which used to be Metro. I don’t know if that’s near you or not.

I ate that stuff all the time as a little kid! I’m sure it’s because it’s cheaper than Kraft, but I still loved it.

I liked it because I liked the short fat macaroni better than Kraft’s long skinny macaroni. ISTR liking the cheese sauce better as well.

Bad news: It appears that not only is the Mac and Cheese gone, but the company itself has shed this mortal coil. No one is answering the companys phone. RIP.

Crap–that was my favorite Mac and Cheese as a kid. Haven’t seen it in years.

Yes, the noodle shape was the key. It seemed to me the sauce was darker, thicker, and richer as well. Kraft always seemed kind of ‘slippery’ to me.

Other way around. Safeway owns Von’s. (At one time I think they sold off some stores to Von’s, but later bought the entire company.)

Ha! A non-zombie thread, since the post was new information! We don’t see many of those.

And yes, as I posted before, the noodle shape and sauce were superior to Kraft’s.

I’ve seen the Good Eats episode where Alton Brown makes macaroni and cheese, but I’ve yet to try the recipe. Looks good, but I did like Golden Grain.

Now I’ve got the jingle going through my head. Golden Grain Macaroni and Cheddar!

If you have a 99c store or Big Lots near you, you might want to check there. I remember seeing it at the former a couple of weeks ago. Those places are the ones to check out for any recently discontinued food items.

From Golden Grain’s website:

“Please note: Golden Grain Pasta Sauces and Macaroni & Cheese products are no longer available.”

This can only mean it’s going to turn up soon in the Vermont Country Store catalog (a baby boomer’s nostalgic dream). Look for it in the food section alongside Junket pudding mix, Garibaldi Raisin Biscuits, and original Ovaltine. Except it will be $10 (not counting s/h) for four boxes.