Canadians love their…. Mac and Cheese (Part 2!)
(Part 1 can be found here: Canadians like their…Kraft Dinner)
The whole “American boxed mac ‘n’ cheese vs. Canadian KD (Kraft Dinner) obsession” is one of the silliest, strangest things I have to try to explain when I’m comparing the differences between food in America and Canada.
Considering there’s an entire section in the Canadian Culture portion of Wikipedia about how obsessed they are with KD, it really is something worth talking about. What I hadn’t seen before was a video like the one above about how they actually *taste* different, though.
Having tried both quite extensively, I can say they do have some differences, but when it comes down to it, both are still just cheap boxed pasta that gets covered in an unnatural orangey “cheese” dust that college students live off of and the rest of us still indulge in from time to time as a guilty pleasure.
(If you’re curious about more of the technical differences, check out this post from Garden Gnome’s Canadian Perspective. She does a breakdown that is quite funny at times and even reminds us that only Americans would need two sets of instructions for how to open a simple box of mac and cheese.)