Updated in 2020! Annie’s Vegan Mac & Cheese comes in not one, but three varieties, each with their own unique flair. But all of them are certified organic, made without artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives, and made with non-GMO ingredients. And the options include a little something for everyone – Annie’s makes two flavors with classic wheat noodles and one with gluten-free noodles.
Annie’s Vegan Mac and Cheese for Classic Cravings & Gluten-Free Needs
Annie’s also makes dairy mac and cheese in several flavors, and the boxes can look similar to the vegan packaging. So check the label carefully to make sure you are picking up a vegan-labeled box for dairy-free needs. They’re all labeled “Vegan Mac” as you can see in the packaging photos below.
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Cheddar Flavor (wheat-based)
This is Annie’s classic mac and cheese variety.
Ingredients: organic pasta (organic wheat flour), organic vegan cheddar flavor seasoning (organic rice syrup solids, organic palm oil, sea salt, organic corn starch, organic pea protein, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid, organic annatto extract [for color], silicon dioxide [for anticaking]). Contains: wheat.*
Nutrition (per 2.5 ounces): 250 calories, 3g fat, 49g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein.*
To be clear, their “creamy” flavor isn’t really “mac” and “cheese.” It’s in Annie’s vegan mac and cheese product line, but it’s made with pasta shells and the sweet potato and pumpkin sauce doesn’t boast cheesy flavors.
Ingredients: organic pasta (organic wheat flour), organic pumpkin powder (organic pumpkin, [organic maltodextrin*, organic sunflower oil*, sunflower lecithin*]), organic sweet potato powder (organic sweet potato, [organic maltodextrin*, organic corn starch*, organic sunflower oil*, sunflower lecithin*]), organic corn starch, organic tapioca starch, sea salt, natural flavor, organic paprika, organic onion powder, organic garlic powder. Contains: wheat.*
Nutrition (per 2.5 ounces): 210 calories, .5g fat, 45g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Gluten-Free Cheddar Flavor
This product used to be made with their “creamy” sauce, but it was changed to the cheddar packet a few years ago.
Ingredients: organic rice pasta (organic white rice flour, organic brown rice flour), organic vegan cheddar flavor seasoning (organic rice syrup solids, organic palm oil, sea salt, organic corn starch, organic pea protein, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid, organic annatto extract [for color], silicon dioxide [for anticaking]). Made on shared equipment that also processes milk, soy and coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2.2 ounces): 230 calories, 2.5g fat, 46g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 4g protein.*
More Facts on Annie’s Vegan Mac & Cheese
Price: $2.79 per 6-ounce box
Availability: Annie’s Vegan Mac & Cheese is sold at Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and other mainstream grocers. It’s also available on Amazon.
Certifications: Annie’s Vegan Mac & Cheese is Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Annie’s Vegan Mac & Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. They have one gluten-free variety.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Annie’s website at www.annies.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
It smells really bad and tastes of vanilla protein powder
It smells really bad and tastes of vanilla protein powder. I couldn’t eat it, I threw it out! I should have known better, I usually don’t eat processed food and bought it as a “treat”, so lesson learned!
I am vegan and this was the worst thing I’ve ever had the displeasure of putting in my mouth. It tasted worse than straight up Elmers glue. I’m vegan, I love vegan mac, Daiya vegan mac is OK and this was indescribably grotesque. The smell made the pets leave the room. My elderly mother has never smelled anything worse than this. We had to immediately take the trash outside.
Only vegan mac I’ve liked
I’m a mac n cheese lover with dietary restrictions that require me to be dairy-free. I’ve never liked any DF mac n cheese replacements, even when my two DF kids did. We just tried the cheddar flavor box, and I am shocked at how close to real mac n cheese it is! I love it! The flavor and texture are spot on. Even my dairy-loving cat tries to eat it, haha.
most real-tasting vegan mac i’ve tried. so good.
The Creamy isn't Cheesy, but it is good
I’ve only tried the “Creamy” variety, which looks like mac and cheese, but has a completely different flavor. The sauce is rich and pumpkin-y, but not overpowering. We thought it was quite good in its own right and a great back drop for flavorful add-ins. I did think it needed just a pinch more salt (and we did use salted buttery spread to prepare it). The flavor just needed a smidgen more oomph.
The box says made on equipment shared with milk, soy, etc. products. Would note that caution. Almost purchased it, but my daughter’s dairy allergy is bad enough, shared equipment has sent us to the doctor….