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Kraft Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe
1.2 from 78 star ratings
19% would add to their trolley
  • Why did they change the original recipe?

    0.5 out of 5

    This use to be a regular purchase of mine, my grandson loves his mac & cheese. However, somehow and somewhere along the way they have changed the sauce recipe, it’s disgusting. My grandson spat it out and asked me what did I put in it. I tasted it myself and was really disappointed with the flavour- no comparison to the original version. Please please please bring back the ‘old original’ version.


  • disgusting

    0.5 out of 5

    I have always loved having a bowl of Kraft mac and cheese deluxe since I was a kid but now I won\’t waste my time, The new recipe is absolutely disgusting. The people who passed this new product for sale should have there taste buds tested you can\’t compare this crap sauce to the original sauce that we all grew up with, why change something that has done well to something that is crap, I hope they pull it off the market as I will never buy this product again.


  • new easy to pour sauce satchel is crap

    0.5 out of 5

    I’ve been eating this product since the 60’s, only the deluxe, never liked the powder version.

    This new satchel version is rubbish, and that is where it went.


  • Vomit Inducing

    0.5 out of 5

    My hubby loved this and wanted it every weekend and I loved it too. However, when I had to buy the pouch version I assumed they just put the same sauce in a pouch. How wrong I was, it was inedible! I had bought 2 boxes and then threw the other unopened one in the bin. Return to the canned sauce, why ruin a good thing?


  • Great as a base

    3.5 out of 5

    I think it’s a little boring on it’s own but as a base for tuna, or chicken or many other things it’s soo good. So saucy!


  • No

    0.5 out of 5

    Why did I have fond memories of these? Has the recipie changed? Its horrible now. Not worth the price at all. Never again any More


  • I can’t believe this is on the shelf

    0.5 out of 5

    I’m not sure what has happened to this brand but I can’t ever remember it being this horrible when I was kid. I only just recently tried it for something different for the kids and I won’t be buying again.


  • Disgusting!

    0.5 out of 5

    Should never have changed the recipe. If people didn\’t like it how out was, simple….. DON\’T BUY IT! Will lose a lot of customers from this stupid move!


  • The most horrible Mac&Cheese

    0.5 out of 5

    When I asked my husband what he thinks of this in the supermarket, he said for sure it’s good as we love Kraft cheese. So there we went and bought a couple of boxes. I always end up needing an extra portion for the kids when I cook M&C at home so I decided to cook both….. goodness, my kids & hubby were closed to throwing up. What’s this Kraft? You’re supposed to be the best in the cheese part, so it’s like 90% of making this the most perfect M&C, but what did you do? Can you guys from Kraft try this and after puking probably will be happy to refund each and everyone who wasted money buying this product. The worse M&C in the whole wide world. Seriously. Without a doubt.


  • Fabulous

    4.5 out of 5

    Fabulous pie- maker filler. Try it!


  • Stick with the Original

    0.5 out of 5

    I have to agree with all the other recommendations made on here….why has Kraft not stuck with their original recipe. Their Kraft Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe is simply not nice to eat at all. Even the kids don’t like it.


  • new kraft mac and cheese deluxe

    0.5 out of 5

    disgusting has no flavour at all and i would never buy it again. which moron with no taste buds decided to change this once perfect mac and cheese to the new flavourless one with sauce.


  • Disgusting change

    0.5 out of 5

    Mad cravings only to find out this had happened, I’ll never buy it again, so disappointed. Has a weird chemical/yeasty smell and taste i had to throw it out. Not to mention the gelatinous streaky consistency of the sauce and the non recyclable pouch change.


  • Yuk

    1.5 out of 5

    All my family plus extended family loved deluxe mac, but now we’ve tried the one with sachet and the new one in package both bloody awful. Come on bring back original sauce, no this is not the sauce


  • Bitterly disappointing

    0.5 out of 5

    After working myself into a frenzy of expectation about a Mac and Cheese dinner I was left bitterly disappointed by the smaller sized pasta, soupy consistency of the sauce and the rancid chemical taste of the so-called improved cheese flavour.

    Bring back the original size pasta. Bring back the original cheese in the can. Open your ears and listen to your former customers!

    Never again will I purchase this product; Kraft you have turned me from a brand advocate to an active detractor.


  • Bring back the can!!

    0.5 out of 5

    Was absolutely gutted with the change Kraft has made to this old favourite of mine by changing the cheese in a tin to this tasteless, disgusting stuff out of a sachet.
    Bought the old recipe countless times, the new one once and won’t be ever buying it again.
    Honestly so sad one of my favourite treat foods has gone.


  • Disgusting

    0.5 out of 5

    I’ve been eating mac and cheese for yrs. The other night I thought I buy some and seen that you changed it to a sachet of so called cheese. It’s fowl…..Please please go back to the cheese in the tin.


  • Bloody awful

    0.5 out of 5

    Inedible! So disappointing. We’ve been enjoying the original for more than 20 years. It’s a trading for my son and I to have this the first night when my husband goes away.
    Made it tonight, both binned it. Thank god for Uber eats.


  • Not very nice

    0.5 out of 5

    I found this Not very nice and quiet tasteless I needed to add more cheese and some basil and extra herbs to have it actually taste nice.


  • Shame on you, Kraft

    0.5 out of 5

    Like LOTS of other reviews, I was a long time fan of the ORIGINAL Deluxe mac and cheese and it was my guilty pleasure to devour it alone a couple of times a year! I have just tried the ‘new recipe’ and am so disappointed. In the size of the mac, the sauce consistency and flavour, and general sadness that I may never have to get my can opener out again for the best cheese sauce going!
    I think you’ve blown this one, Kraft. I just hope you have a PR person that bothers to read reviews occasionally and bring back the original (everything old is new again!).


  • Fake cheese

    1.5 out of 5

    I don’t think I have ever liked this I get convinced by the kids to buy it. It has a very fake cheese flavour so much prefer making my own Mac and cheese


  • Disgusting

    0.5 out of 5

    Why why why did they change it ! Was such a comfort food when the sauce came in can …tried the new one tonight and it was inedible


  • Why!!!!!!

    0.5 out of 5

    I seriously loved the original in a can have this one a go as I thought it would be the same In the sachet how wrong I was !! Inedible ….the original was a great comfort meal please Kraft go back to the original


  • Vomit in a sachet

    0.5 out of 5

    The original deluxe Mac & cheese with the sauce in a can was absolutely the best and I was brought up on it ..
    The new recipe sauce in the sachet is absolutely discussing, smells like vomit to the point you feel like being sick and the taste is so bad we chucked it in the bin…


  • Mac and No Please

    1 out of 5

    Not a family favourite at all just does not taste right like the other one used to it may be a quick and easy meal but NO thank you


  • Change the recipe and lose the buyers

    0.5 out of 5

    The old recipe with he can was awesome, loved it, great easy family snack.
    The new self saucing sachet is like someone vomited in the bag and whacked it on the shelf.
    Seriously bad, but I guess it saved them a few dollars in production.
    Need to find where you buy the cans and go it alone.
    Never again will this enter my shopping cart.


  • Bring back the original recipe

    0.5 out of 5

    Please Kraft – admit you’ve got it wrong and ditch the new Deluxe Mac and Cheese recipe. Stopped buying until this happens. Yuk! YUK! YUK!


  • Change Of Recipe Change

    0.5 out of 5

    Since they change the new recipe that was in a can and tasty the cheese now it comes out goohey like shit my son hasnt really enjoied it the same as it was before why people keep changing shit in the stone age is beyond me seems like there sales on this new product is not the same as before. HAHA


  • Easy

    5 out of 5

    Used to eat these all the time when I was a uni student as it was an easy meal to make in the middle of uni, homework and working full time.


  • Bring back the Kraft Deluxe with the Tin

    0.5 out of 5

    Why did the recipe change?

    The new cheese sauce just tastes like salt.

    It’s so bad
    Please bring back the tin of cheese goo!!!!


  • No thanks!

    0.5 out of 5

    I won’t be buying this again. The texture is quite gluggy and chewy, and the flavour is decidedly bland. In fact, no flavour whatsoever.


  • Unfortunately, the new recipe is just not the same.

    0.5 out of 5

    I used to love the Mac and Cheese Deluxe from Kraft with the cheese that came in a tin. It was a nostalgic treat that my family and I indulged in. That recipe I would easily give 5 stars. The new Deluxe recipe with the liquid cheese sauce however, is not nice. I kept trying bites of it, thinking it would get better, but I’m sad to say that it didn’t. The taste that lingered was not a pleasant one. Disappointed and hoping that the bring back the old tinned recipe.


  • New cheese flavour and consistency is terrible

    0.5 out of 5

    I used to love this product. I bought on average about one or two a week. I never bought the other Mac and Cheese products because I didn’t like them. Hadn’t seen it for a while until my daughter saw it and bought it for me – she knew how much I liked it and was missing it. But the new cheese flavour is terrible, and the consistency isn’t as good either. And is the macaroni now smaller in size? I WON’T be buying it in the future until they re-introduce the original canned cheese. Sadly, this type of thing is becoming too common. Could it be that CEOs are trying to gain a few extra cents per packet for the shareholders? Remember, lots of CONTENTED customers are also good for the bottom line.


  • Such a disappointment!

    0.5 out of 5

    My hubby used to love this product and would even take a box with him when we travelled overseas. We tried the new one tonight and were absolutely disgusted at the taste, or should I say, lack of taste from this so called “new” and improved recipe. We both threw ours in the bin after only a couple of mouthfuls. I wouldn’t feed it to my dog. Why change something that was not broken?? Whoever thought that this new version was better than the old one has some serious taste bud issues!


  • Easy and tasty

    2.5 out of 5

    These serve the purpose of a quick snack or dinner side. I find it is hard to dissolve the powder though. I rather the smaller package option.


  • No thanks

    0.5 out of 5

    Not sure why the recipie changed but we won’t be purchasing again as the new flavour, is well, not a nice flavour at all. Mostly because it has no flavour now


  • not a fan

    0.5 out of 5

    perhaps I didn’t prepare this in the correct way or perhaps macaroni and cheese is not really a nice tasting dish anyway. Macaroni and cheese can be a little bland anyway.


  • Disgusting. Can't get the taste out of my mouth.

    0.5 out of 5

    We used to buy Kraft Mac and Cheese Deluxe about once a month as a delicious, easy meal for my daughter and myself. We hadn’t bought it for a few months this time around, so when we needed something quick and easy tonight and I saw it at the shops today I grabbed it. First mouthful was disgusting. Thought I imagined it, but second mouthful was foul too and I couldn’t eat any more. My daughter also hated it and stopped eating a couple of spoonfuls in. Neither of us can get the taste out of our mouths.


  • Go to easy kids dinner

    4.5 out of 5

    I grew up loving this product and you can’t beat the cheese sauce that comes with it. It’s such a quick easy dinner to prepare for the family and is a perfect accompanying side dish.


  • Bit too American

    2.5 out of 5

    This is an ok product. Quick and easy for a light lunch or an easy dinner for the kids, however I find it had a real fake cheese flavour.. it’s pretty salty. A good staple to have in the pantry as an emergency


  • Unrateable

    0.5 out of 5

    Completely disgusting.
    Tastes like A**
    Did you even test this new recipe. before unleashing it on the consumer?
    Why fix a recipe that has been a winner for the past 20 odd years.
    And that is being polite !!


  • Yuk

    0.5 out of 5

    For God\’s sake why would you change this , the new pouch cheese is so horrible ,no taste,watery,bland I use to love the old deluxe but not this one,you have lost a customer,


  • Tasteless!

    0.5 out of 5

    I have always been a fan of Kraft Mac and Cheese Deluxe. This has been my go to comfort food as an adult, but not anymore. The sauce is watery, too runny, doesn’t stick to the macaroni, just tasteless — no real cheddar flavour at all!
    Why can’t companies leave well enough alone when a product works?!
    Last time I will buy it!


  • Macaroni and Cheese Deluxe new recipe

    0.5 out of 5

    I’m absolute heartbroken! I’ve been eating this since I was a child, it’s literally been my favourite meal for over 30 years! And now it is absolutely disgusting. I honestly feel like crying. How.. Why did you do this?!


  • Absolute rubbish

    0.5 out of 5

    Bring back the original tin recipe. The cheesiness of this new recipe is bland and tastes more like dish slops.
    Not happy.
    I always enjoyed the deluxe recipe and didn’t mind paying extra for the actual cheese sauce rather than packet flavouring… but this new version is more like a cheesy powdered weak cream version. I won’t be buying it again!


  • Yuck... what an awful change

    0.5 out of 5

    No stars! The version with the tin used to be my comfort food a couple of times a year! Decided to try the new version … what a mistake. I actually took a few mouthfuls and then started searching online to find out if anyone else was finding this new version with the sachet as revolting as I was. Not surprisedto find so many people hating it. It is truly foul… I’m putting the rest in the bin where it belongs.


  • Absolutely foul

    0.5 out of 5

    The “new recipe” is beyond disgusting. I’ve been eating the original as comfort food for close to 20 years, I know I can make a better mac and cheese myself, and I know it’s artificial etc, but that’s kinda the point, sometimes you just want something quick, tasty, and consistent…

    I get that things change, and that’s the “consistent” part, but the original had a chewy cheese texture, and would reassuringly firm up as it cooled… Now it’s just slop… Agree with the above, wouldn’t serve it to my dog.


  • Kraft Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe?

    0.5 out of 5

    I used to love it ultimate comfort food. KRAFT have changed a winning recipe to disgusting give us back the tin with the original recipe. The pouch that it comes in is not recyclable the tin is I am so angry about this Margaret Mcdermott


  • Why? ... Oh WHY, Kraft?!!!

    0.5 out of 5

    I grew up on this product (ALWAYS the Deluxe version with the tinned cheese)…

    When I had kids, I also gave it to them, as a quick, easy and DELICIOUS meal…

    But this “New & Improved!” Deluxe version, is FAR from the product we all use to enjoy! And having firsthand experience with the Food Industry, I know PRECISELY what you did wrong, and why…

    Plastic is cheaper than tin.
    Unnecessary additives like water, starches and “flavorings” are cheaper than using actual CHEESE!

    But the downside is that flavour goes out the bloody window!

    But… you know else has now gone out your figurative window?!

    My money! As well as the money of the millions of parents, worldwide, who will no longer buy your substandard, cost-cutting, inferior product!

    Big mistake, Kraft… BIG MISTAKE.


  • Disgusting and disappointing

    0.5 out of 5

    This new cheese is disgusting! Really disappointed as the only Mac and cheese I ate and now I won’t be! Can’t believe you changed it!


  • New sachet is disgusting

    0.5 out of 5

    I used to buy this product with the can of cheese…. a bit of a family favourite… but never again! This new sachet recipe is absolutely revolting. It tastes like plastic salt and death. I hate it. It doesn’t even deserve half a star. Stay clear, do not buy.


  • The new Mac deluxe is crap

    0.5 out of 5

    The last pack I will ever buy , nothing more than pig food . Yuck yuck yuck!!


  • New recipe is Terrible !

    0.5 out of 5

    This was a family favourite with the kids for years and it has been ruined by the new recipe ,it tastes like chemicals and is nothing like the old tin of cheese !
    Will not be buying again , you can still buy the Kraft cheese in a tin separately and BYO macaroni…


  • Wouldn't feed it to my dog

    0.5 out of 5

    For as long as i can remember i have been buying this product. well no more its disgusting. Why did you change the recipe? My adult children visit and look through the cupboard and if they saw the deluxe box they new it would be a great day. They tried this one and asked “What the f*** is this S***? Bring back the old Mac and cheese deluxe. By the sounds of it I’m not the only one who is seriously disappointed


  • disappointed

    1.5 out of 5

    The new cheese is disgusting and I wouldn\’t purchase this ever again. Why you keep changing the sauce baffles me. The one prior to changing it to Bega was the best delux maccaronni and cheese. The rest have not cut it at all.


  • Absolutely horrible flavour

    0.5 out of 5

    What happened with the deluxe container with the macaroni? it has been a staple of our for years, but now they have changed the flavour with some liquid stuff they call cheese… it’s bland, boring and has ruined a favorite. I won’t be buying it again unless the can and original taste comes back.


  • You killed it when you changed it

    0.5 out of 5

    This used to be out go to quick side dish to have with our low and slow brisket……And then they went and took the can of cheese away and put in this pouch of disgusting whatever it is. after 2 mouthfuls no one ate any more its horrible and form now on we won’t be buying it anymore


  • Absolutely Awful

    0.5 out of 5

    It’s horrible – Don’t they taste test when they change formula . Used to be a great back-up to keep in the pantry, never again. So disappointed.


  • Ruined a classic favourite

    1 out of 5

    Absolutely horrible .Unpalatable ,horrible and inedible. So disappointed in the new recipe. The entire family refused to eat it .


  • absolutely horrid

    0.5 out of 5

    destroyed an old standby, looks like the accountants have been at it again


  • its a bit weird

    1 out of 5

    theyve made mac and cheese so complicated! WHY? Easy Mac wins it for our little family, hands down – the new taste just aint all that.


  • Why fix something that isn't broken?

    0.5 out of 5

    Very disappointed with the new recipe it is not nice at all. Even to force down NOPE can’t be done. I honestly will never buy this new recipe product again :( very sad as it was a lazy family fav.


  • If you've ever wondered what disappointment tastes like, this is it!

    0.5 out of 5

    It is so horrendous. I don’t know why Kraft felt the need to change the recipe, but it is truly repulsive. I’ve honestly never felt more let down or been disgusted by a recipe change such as this. I can only assume it’s a cost-cutting angle, minus the savings passing on to the consumer, of course.


  • Quick easy side

    3.5 out of 5

    A quick easy side that went down well with the kids. I used it to bribe them to eat their veggies so they could have some more. Not the healthiest but would keep in the cupboard for those times you are running late and need something super fast and easy.


  • New sachet sauce ruins the deluxe box

    0.5 out of 5

    So glad I still have 4 of the tin versions in my pantry, tried one of the new sachet versions and there is no cheesiness. No longer tastes like cheddar, just bland white sauce with strangely unpleasant taste. Leftovers dry out and can not be reheated next day if you feel brave enough to give it another go. Comparing the ingredients shows that the cheddar cheese proportion of the product has dropped. Bring back the old tin version in sachet or tin version.


  • Decadent rich comfort food

    4.5 out of 5

    Delicious! I’ve had some bad experiences with packet macaroni.
    But Kraft Deluxe is a personal fave, and go-to. I love the cheese flavor, if you follow the instructions very carefully you will create the best texture I love adding in fresh grape tomatoes, feta, basil bit of black or white pepper even tuna is the tastiest Dinner or lunch! And the kids go wild for it! Highly recommend.


  • Si disappointing

    2 out of 5

    I first ate this over 30 years ago it was my children’s favourite after school snack, I decided to buy it for my grandchildren during the holidays. I am not sure what they have done to the recipe but it had hardly any taste. Such a shame when people change the recipe of a great product. Doubt I will buy it again unless they go back to the original taste.


  • IT has been ruined ! Why change a good thing?

    0.5 out of 5

    I used to eat this as a kid, it was our treat meal once a week. So many good memories. I then ate it in my 6 pregnancies as I craved it. I have one child that occasionally asks for it . And she ate one mouthful and spat it out. I did the same. The cheese is way too sweet and tastes like plastic ( because it’s sat in plastic). I agree with others, its not worth the price point. Im not sure why it changed but it needs to go back to the oringinal recipe . I seriously doubt a new generation will buy this . Now all we have is memories. Kraft , you did your best Mac and cheese a massive diservice


  • Man cheese deluxe is disgusting now !

    0.5 out of 5

    I’ve been loving this naughty snack for over 20 years and was concerned when I saw the new sachet version instead of the tin . Figuring people are so lazy now to use a can opener I still expected the same taste. Sadly I couldn’t eat more then a couple of mouthfuls ( even my cat hated it !) . Please for the love of Mac cheese gods return to the trusty tin as no one is going to buy this anymore :(


  • Mac&Cheede DELUXE has been murdered!!!

    0.5 out of 5

    I have been eating this ex delirious product for over 30 years now…. I have seen the sachet packs in the shops now for a while but have been getting the tin version as there was some left on the shelf. This week i was forced to get the sachet version, and I was appalled you would sell us such an unworthy product. I will never again subject myself to such rubbish. Please return this product to its original form!!!! Just like Arnotts Shapes…. why fool around with a great product!!! They had the sence to return their product to normal… I hope you do too. Sad sad person here.


  • Hideous

    0.5 out of 5

    It tastes like the powdered crap and is not worth the $5.20 that I paid for it.


  • great for a sometimes snack

    3 out of 5

    My kids love these, but I dont think they would be very healthy. My grandma comes from the US and it is easy to make from scratch and costs about 1/4 of the price


  • Disgusting

    0.5 out of 5

    I have eaten macaroni and cheese deluxe for over 30 years and loved it. The cheese sauce is now in a sachet and it is disgusting. I advise my kids not to use that word (disgusting) but it is appropriate in this circumstance. I presented the sachet version to my kids without a bias word and they both couldn’t eat it and asked what I had done to it!!!!


  • This is horrible, I don't think I can finish half of my bowl

    0.5 out of 5

    The new sachet cheese is totally different than the cheese in the tin. I don’t think I will be buying this product again.


  • Quick and Cheesey

    5 out of 5

    This is my favourite Mac and Cheese ever – the pasta cooks perfectly every time and the little can of cheese sauce is thick, creamy and delicious. It is a wonderful snack and great as a side dish too. Very more-ish.


  • Good!

    3.5 out of 5

    Kraft Macaroni pasta and cheese deluxe is good macaroni for a tasty and cheesy snack,always handy to have in the cupboard and it is quick and easy.


  • Mac n Cheese

    5 out of 5

    Kraft really does have a delicious Mac n Cheese product with this Macaroni and Cheese. It has a terrific cheesy flavour and we love it!


  • Best Mac n Cheese around

    5 out of 5

    Oh how I love this deluxe mac n cheese.
    I really hate to share it with my family.
    Its creamy and delicious and I could probably live off this alone


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