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To think that Branston Macaroni Cheese is disgusting?

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DontCallMeShitley · 22/11/2019 19:20

I remember the Heinz version, last bought it around 1990 and it was OK. Couldn't find Heinz and had a fond memory of how it used to be, ended up with a tin of slimy worms in soap that smelled like sick.

Nothing I could do made it edible, added black pepper, mustard, hot chilli sauce, then added it to the bin.

How on earth do they sell that stuff? It is really and truly revolting.

Would have cooked my own pasta but have no hob at the moment. Cornflakes for dinner tonight.

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ArseDarkly · 22/11/2019 19:35

I'd forgotten about tinned macaroni cheese - I used to really like it! Did it have a yellow label?

Branston beans aren't great either


Pinkarsedfly · 22/11/2019 19:37

I love Branston beans!


slashlover · 22/11/2019 19:56

Why WYBU to not like a food?


ArseDarkly · 22/11/2019 20:15

Pink - I bought some for tea to have with with baked spud, I was going to treat myself to heinz as I usually have sainsbury basics but Branston were on offer so I went for them. they were most disappointing...Sad


Stinkycatbreath · 22/11/2019 20:46

Macaroni cheese in a tin is wrong. Yuck yick yuck.


DontCallMeShitley · 22/11/2019 21:23

Yes, yellow label, Arse.
That looks kind of wrong.

slashlover because some people like to eat crap and if you don't like it you are questioned. By people who like to question things for the sake of it.

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DontCallMeShitley · 22/11/2019 21:25

Macaroni cheese in a tin is wrong. Yuck yick yuck.

It used to be a treat, but now it is beyond wrong, it should be illegal.

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WaningGibbous · 22/11/2019 21:26

You can microwave pasta. And make cheese sauce in the microwave. Assuming that's how you heated up the manky mac cheese.


NachoFries · 22/11/2019 22:48

Probably missing the point of the thread but if you have other kitchen utensils/appliances you could make:

  • couscous and veg - using hot water from the kettle and then cover with a plate after which you can fluff up with a fork
  • couscous salad
  • baked potato/sweet potato with toppings of your choice
  • lettuce cups - fill with whatever floats your boat
  • pita pockets - add fillings of your choice
  • toasted bread/bagels for sandwiches which can be had with some soup or on its own
  • toasted sweet potato (check out SortedFood on YouTube

If you have a plug in slow cooker, you could make chilli con carne, stews, casseroles, rice or pasta dishes and loads more.

ArseDarkly · 22/11/2019 23:27

added black pepper, mustard, hot chilli sauce, then added it to the bin.


DontCallMeShitley · 23/11/2019 00:27

NachoFries thank you for the suggestions. I have been using the slow cooker and microwave for the last few weeks, and I do have half an oven, the small top one, and a mini oven so have been able to cook normally, just not rice or pasta.

The only thing I missed is pasta, just wanted something quick that didn't involve microwave, stop, stir, microwave, prod, stir, add something etc. and checking for times.

It used to a comfort food, a tin of macaroni cheese that tasted like macaroni cheese, and a tin of tomatoes, not with the juice though.

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tillytrotter1 · 23/11/2019 04:29

Macaroni cheese in a tin is wrong

Macaroni cheese is wrong altogether, I don't generally heave at the sight of food but for that I make an exception! Thank you for not calling it mac'n'cheese though, makes it sound even worse.


CatSmize · 23/11/2019 04:54

Yep, disgusting stuff. I bought a tin a few years back as I live abroad and think I was just excited to be able to buy something British over here! It was vile and I also chucked it in the bin.


longwayoff · 23/11/2019 07:02

Waitrose do a nice chilled one, @DontCallMeShitley, they freeze well. Tinned belongs in bin. Or in emergency ration stores.


funmummy48 · 23/11/2019 07:07

Macaroni cheese never tastes right unless it's home made. Any pre-packaged version always has a funny taste in my opinion.


DontCallMeShitley · 23/11/2019 09:06

tillytrotter1 I can't call it mac'n'cheese, just can't. It never was and never will be.

longwayoff Thank you, I often look at the Waitrose ones, but Waitrose for some reason tend to add odd things to their food and I thought I saw breadcrumbs on them, which is even more wrong than tinned. I did buy the tin as a kind of emergency ration, for when I didn't want to cook, my fault for being lazy.

funmummy48 I think you are right, but it never used to be that way. There was a pre-made 'fresh' one that was OK and no breadcrumbs or added bits of ham or any other stuff that shouldn't be in it, but I can't remember where it was from and it probably isn't the same recipe now anyway, especially considering most of these things seem to be made by the same factory.

I make a good cheese sauce, in a pan, on the hob, looks as if I will have to make it and freeze it, when I am not doing a million other things.

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 23/11/2019 09:10

I would rather just boil some pasta then melt in some butter and grated cheese if I didn’t have time to make it from scratch. I love macaroni cheese yum.


WaningGibbous · 23/11/2019 09:32

Microwave rice cooker - Sistema Microwave Rice Cooker, 2.6 L - Red/Clear

Also does pasta but don't cook it for as long.

Or Mac cheese in a mug-

Step away from the tin!!


Zaphodsotherhead · 23/11/2019 09:33

I am really hungry atm, and this is like food porn.

Dooooo carry on...(rubs thighs)


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 23/11/2019 10:06

@ WaningGibbous I have that one! Brown rice does not come out well though.


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 23/11/2019 10:08

Ha anyone tried the ‘in a mug’ recipe? I’ve made cakes in there and it can be rather nice. I tried Jacks brownie or biscuits and it wasn’t brilliant.


NerrSnerr · 23/11/2019 10:55

When I was a teenager I went to a friend's house and their mum made macaroni cheese for tea as they remembered I'd said it was my favourite food. I genuinely didn't know that real, home made macaroni cheese existed as we'd only had it in a tin (and as a teen I was often left to make my own tea, so my tea consisted of a tin of macaroni cheese).

Proper macaroni cheese was one of the first real meals I learned to make my children.


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 23/11/2019 11:07

Did you enjoy the real version though?


NerrSnerr · 23/11/2019 11:13

Oh yes I loved it. It was amazing.


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 23/11/2019 11:25

I remember my first waffle. They were selling them in France and I enjoyed my potato waffles at home... I was not impressed at a Belgian one!

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