Friday, March 20, 2015

The Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Recall (Now You're Worried?!)

News broke this week that Kraft Foods is recalling over 240,000 cases of their Macaroni & Cheese product due to small pieces of metal being found inside. Obviously, no one should be eating metal in their food. The outcry over the recall has been massive. More so, the calamity has been terrible for Kraft; their stock price took an almost immediate 2% hit after the recall was revealed.

And yet, I find myself asking...

Only now are people worried about eating Kraft Macaroni & Cheese? That stuff is terrible for you!

In only a single cup of prepared Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, there are:
  • 400 calories
  • 1.5g of saturated fat
  • a whopping 570mg of sodium (over 30% of your daily intake)
  • 48g of carbohydrates
  • 3g of fat
And to think... that's only a single cup. One box makes three cups! This tally doesn't even take into consideration the potential dangers of Yellow #5 and #6 -- the two artificial food dyes that give Kraft Macaroni & Cheese its distinctive hue. How many of you have eaten a whole box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese? I know I have in the past when I was less conscientious about what I ate. Good grief! No one should eat this stuff, let alone kids (whom Kraft loves to market to)! If you regularly consume Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, there's no reason for you to suddenly get upset about their product having metal in it. You should have already been upset about what was inside the box a long time ago!

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