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Let Me Draw Your Attention To This Mac 'N' Cheese Drama On Facebook

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!

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It has come to my attention that there have been some rather ~controversial~ mac 'n' cheese recipes making the rounds on Facebook over the past few months...

^ I'm not the only one who has noticed.

^ I'm not the only one who has noticed.

Given that mac 'n' cheese is SACRED, I decided to investigate.

E!

Everything seems to have started with a video clip of chefs taking turns making their own unique (???) versions of mac 'n' cheese.

This one kicked things off by making a standard roux-based sauce — everything seemed fine until things took a turn...
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This one kicked things off by making a standard roux-based sauce — everything seemed fine until things took a turn...

EXHIBIT A: Mac 'n' cheese with an entire sheet pan of roasted veggies dumped in.

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Geoffrey Zakarian's anxious nodding basically spoke for the entire world.^

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The internet fired back:

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EXHIBIT B: This dry AF no-boil sheet tray mac 'n' cheese.

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This one started out with a mixture of uncooked pasta, cheeses, and some other stuff dumped onto a sheet tray — then was seemingly baked into a shag carpet.

People began to see a pattern:

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EXHIBIT C: A recipe for mac 'n' cheese pancakes literally made with pancake batter and leftover mac 'n' cheese.

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Why was this happening? Why are we turning mac 'n' cheese into pancakes?? I have so many questions rn.

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The internet tried to make sense of it all:

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EXHIBIT D: This mac 'n' cheese baked on top of stuffing.

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This time, (otherwise pure) mac 'n' cheese was baked directly on top of a disc of andouille stuffing. I MEAN...???

The internet was (once again) not here for it:

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THE FINAL STRAW: A video for baked spaghetti and crawfish that was pawned off as mac 'n' cheese.

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This video did look delicious, but the problem was in the delivery. The recipe shows spaghetti noodles being mixed with cheese sauce and crawfish — then baked in a skillet. The issue here was context, not content. This is NOT mac 'n' cheese, and calling it that is a damn crime.

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Although the crime was less offensive (and more confusing that unsettling), the internet called for an end to the madness:

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So please, let this be a lesson — LEAVE MAC 'N' CHEESE ALONE.

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    NO I AM PHYSICALLY ILL NOW
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    Chill, bruh. It's just food.
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    I want mac 'n' cheese now, kthx.
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    U get paid to watch mac 'n' cheese videos on Facebook??
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