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    I Tried These New Kraft Mac & Cheese "Flavor Boosters," And Here's What They're Like

    Honestly, not mad at this.

    If you're someone who loves mac 'n' cheese — and that should be all of you (provided you can eat it; if you have food allergies, I'm sorry!) — then, I feel like it's my duty to let you know that Kraft is coming out with these kinda wild "Flavor Boost" packets, which are essentially just seasoning packets for your mac 'n' cheese...but, honestly, they have pretty fun flavors.

    Bowls of mac and cheese with seasoning packets in different flavors
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    The flavors they come in are pizza, buffalo, and ranch.

    three packages of seasoning: pizza, buffalo, and ranch
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    "How do they work," you ask? It's super simple. Make your mac 'n' cheese like normal, and then just stir in the seasoning packet. 

    For the record, because I was taste-testing all three flavors, I opted for 1 tablespoon of seasoning per bowl of mac 'n' cheese.

    Before we get into the taste test, I want to let you know that these Flavor Packets are all a part of Kraft's newly launched Flvrs Club. Joining the club is free, and it's the only way you can get your hands on these bad boys...for now. (The Flavor Boosters will hit shelves at select retail stores nationwide in early 2022.)

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    And now, here's what I thought about the Flavor Boosters:

    RANCH

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    Before and after mixing.

    Thoughts:

    Me eating the first bowl of ranch mac and cheese
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    OK, this legitimately tasted like I poured ranch dressing into my bowl of mac 'n' cheese, which I guess is the idea! TBH, I'm not mad about it! It definitely made the mac 'n' cheese more tangy, and I could definitely see myself eating this again. 

    PIZZA

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    Before and after mixing.

    Thoughts:

    Me eating pizza flavored mac and cheese
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    Here's what this one tastes like: a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in tomato soup. I got a strong, sweet, tomato-y flavor at first, but the more I ate it, the more I could taste the Italian seasonings, too. It's an interesting combination, but I have to admit, probably was my least favorite of the three.

    Buffalo

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    Thoughts:

    me eating the buffalo mac and cheese
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    This had a little heat but wasn't nearly as hot as I'd expected. I definitely got that tangy buffalo sauce flavor, and, TBH, this was probably my favorite one. I assume some genius out there has already made buffalo mac 'n' cheese before, but the convenience of just adding this packet seasoning into the mac 'n' cheese is great for someone lazy like me. 

    BONUS: Ranch and Buffalo combined

    Combined ranch and buffalo mac and cheese
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    Boom!

    Thoughts:

    me holding two bowls of mac and cheese
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    Combining the ranch and buffalo flavors together seemed like a no-brainer, so I just went for it. And, honestly, REALLY GLAD I DID. As much as I liked the buffalo flavor on its own, this combo was the REAL winner for me! 10/10 would recommend!

    OVERALL THOUGHTS: Look, Kraft mac 'n' cheese does JUST FINE on its own, but these Flavor Boosts are pretty fun, too. Would I eat them all the time? No. But that's not the point. Sometimes you just want to try something different! Also, who doesn't love ranch, pizza, and buffalo flavor?! I can definitely see kids loving these as well as anyone who loves any of those flavors...and mac 'n' cheese.

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    To try Kraft's Flavor Boosters yourself, all you have to do is sign up for Kraft Flvrs Club at kraftflvrs.com, and then look out for your chance to win each Flavor Boost drop so you can try them before they're available in-store. (You can also win free merch, fwiw.)

    And, FYI, each flavor has specific drop dates:

    BUFFALO on 10/25

    RANCH on 10/28

    PIZZA on 11/2

    But, don't forget, the Flavor Boosters will also be available for purchase in-store at select retailers nationwide in early 2022. So even if you don't win them, YOU WILL GET YOUR CHANCE TO TRY!

    A buffalo x mac jersey and the flavor boost packet
    Kraft

    Note: BuzzFeed was sent these products free for review, but was under no obligation to give a positive review.