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Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:17 pm
by Freaky Fred
Elbows vs Spirals vs Cartoon Shapes

So I'm sitting here eating some How I Met Your Dragon or whatever shaped Mac and I'm enjoying it, but there is one major flaw to the fun shapes.

The cartoon shapes provide a bit more firmness to the mac, while elbows always turn to goop if you cook them for like 5 seconds too long, but the dragons don't hold on to the cheese as well as I'd like them to.

I think the spirals are the best middle ground. They stay nice and firm, and the increased surface area of the spiral holds on to more cheese than the cartoon shapes. The dragon shapes are fun, but most of them are broken anyway, which kind of breaks the immersion of thinking you're actually eating dragons. Speaking of dragons, why doesn't Dark Souls have a pause button? Pretty poor programming honestly. The spirals almost always stay in one piece, and spirals are pretty fun shapes imo. Maybe not dragon levels of fun, but fun enough for adults like me.

So what does squackle think about this? Do you like the classic elbows that turn to goop? The perfect spiral? or are you the more adventurous type who likes to eat dragon shaped pasta and then drink the leftover cheese soup in the bowl?

Oh and don't give me any B.S. about how real mac & cheese is better. Everyone knows that homemade mac is a million times better, but the boxed shit is a completely different category of food.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:26 pm
by davepoobond
I like the wheels, probably.

but elbow mac and cheese is the classic and probably best, anyhow. the cheese can get INSIDE of the macaroni! Its ridiculous how well that was thought out when deciding a de facto shape.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:29 pm
by Freaky Fred
elbows can be great if cooked properly, but like I said earlier, 5 seconds overcooked and you've got yourself a bowl of cheese goop

spirals for life

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:34 pm
by davepoobond
well, don't overcook them!

i actually like my pasta undercooked :P

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:47 pm
by Freaky Fred
Sometimes you forget what you're doing and boom insta-goop.

I like mine to be a bit firm, yet supple ;)

Yeah, I think supple is the perfect word to describe how I like my pasta.



yo dave, how do some of these threads have 3000 views? :?

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:11 pm
by davepoobond
asshole spammers

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:19 pm
by terrisus
Elbows >>> Spirals >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Character Shapes

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:04 pm
by Freaky Fred
davepoobond wrote:asshole spammers


I've never had anyone spam my asshole

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:25 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:
davepoobond wrote:asshole spammers


I've never had anyone spam my asshole


Be careful what you wish for.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:26 am
by Freaky Fred
Today I made some of these weird mini shell shaped mac & cheese. I was really excited for a new shape and positive experience. Boy was I wrong.

They cooked well, stayed nice and firm, and I was expecting the shell shape to be great at holding the liquid cheesiness.

Well it turns out the shell are too good at holding onto cheese. As soon as I poured the dry cheese dust in, I noticed it was getting stuck inside the shells and not mixing with the milk and butter. I had to mix it like a madman, practically pulverizing the poor pasta. I was left with a decent cheese sauce and some broken shells, but every couple of bites I'd get a mouthful of dry, unmixed cheese dust. The only thing I could compare it to would be like eating a moth. Have you ever eaten a moth? they're like, made of dust. Honestly ruined the entire experience because every bite I was afraid of tasting dry, cheese moth dust.

Shells
Final score
cookability:8/10
fun shape: 5/10
cheese holding ability: 1/10
overall: 4.6

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:08 am
by Brakke
I made some Mac and Cheese last week, maybe Tuesday? Then I had a bunch of cool dude stuff going on so I never got around to eating the leftovers. Was taking stock of my fridge and those stashed macs were approximately 30% mold. Elbows are pretty good at turning into mold in about five days.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:41 pm
by Freaky Fred
I don't know if I have the time to add "moldability" to the ratings list

gotta eat dat full serving of mac for the proper review

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:23 pm
by davepoobond
i ate mac and cheese from ralphs last week. it was a prepared thing and it was 3.50 for about a pound or so. it wasn't bad.

today i ate mashed potatoes from the same section. oddly it tasted a little bit like their mac and cheese. i'm not sure why. it must be the plastic that i am tasting as the commonality.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:45 pm
by Freaky Fred
how could you eat anything from a place called "Ralphs"?

is it made of vomit?

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:48 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:Today I made some of these weird mini shell shaped mac & cheese. I was really excited for a new shape and positive experience. Boy was I wrong.

They cooked well, stayed nice and firm, and I was expecting the shell shape to be great at holding the liquid cheesiness.

Well it turns out the shell are too good at holding onto cheese. As soon as I poured the dry cheese dust in, I noticed it was getting stuck inside the shells and not mixing with the milk and butter. I had to mix it like a madman, practically pulverizing the poor pasta. I was left with a decent cheese sauce and some broken shells, but every couple of bites I'd get a mouthful of dry, unmixed cheese dust. The only thing I could compare it to would be like eating a moth. Have you ever eaten a moth? they're like, made of dust. Honestly ruined the entire experience because every bite I was afraid of tasting dry, cheese moth dust.

Shells
Final score
cookability:8/10
fun shape: 5/10
cheese holding ability: 1/10
overall: 4.6


Replay value?

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:48 pm
by davepoobond
we need a score for the easability of shitting

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:59 pm
by Freaky Fred
davepoobond wrote:we need a score for the easability of shitting


my diet varies so much that this would be difficult to assess properly

unless I ate just mac & cheese for a day, but I think we already know how that would turn out

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:52 pm
by davepoobond
is "assess" supposed to be a butt joke?

and yes, that's what you should do, only eat mac & cheese and tell us about the one you think it came out of

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:39 am
by terrisus
davepoobond wrote:is "assess" supposed to be a butt joke?


Alright, we officially have a new champion for ruining jokes :roll:

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:18 pm
by Freaky Fred
Had some elbow macaroni today. Cooked it perfectly.

They were nice and firm, but not rigid. Sauce was a perfect consistency.

8.8/10 experience

Gotta say those elbows are damn good if you van somehow cook them properly

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:26 am
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:8.8/10



So what you're saying is, it was as good at Twilight Princess?

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:33 am
by Freaky Fred
i said 8.8, not 0.8

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:19 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:i said 8.8, not 0.8


You missed the joke, Fred :e.e:

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:24 am
by Freaky Fred
no I didn't

did I?

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:40 pm
by terrisus
Gamespot's Twilight Princess review score.
It caused much consternation.
Also drama,
Also traffic for them.

Re: Best Mac & Cheese shape

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:54 pm
by Freaky Fred
Why? Because it should have been 0.8?