Kraft Mac & Cheese Easy Mac Cups are ideally suited for college kids. They can be made quickly in between classes or while studying. While traditional boxed Kraft Macaroni & Cheese takes about 15 minutes to prep and seven to eight minutes to cook, Easy Mac cups require no prep time and are made in under four minutes. Many dorms don’t have stove-top burners or the capacity to store milk and butter, but they almost always have microwaves in the common area, and many students bring a microwave for their room.
Also, they’re relatively inexpensive when compared to other options; Thirty cups for $29.99 come in at less than a dollar each. According to a report from Education Data Initiative, students spend about $260 per month on food cooked from home or in-dorm. In comparison, students who regularly buy food on campus spend $410 per month on average.
If eating the same meal for 30 days straight doesn’t sound appealing, customizing the ingredients can break up the monotony. When asked on Reddit, several mac & cheese enthusiasts shared how they change up their Kraft Mac & Cheese. “[I add] red pepper flakes and garlic powder,” read one comment. Another user recommended hot sauce, while more obscure opinions included tuna and peas and cream of mushroom soup. Or save the cups for a touch of comfort when you need it throughout the year. Better yet, make new friends in your dorm by sharing the riches.