Even though I prefer to make things from scratch I still get lazy. Spending 30-90 minutes making dinner every night after work just isn't always the best option. Sometimes a pair of hot dogs, a bowl of mac & cheese and blasting Real American while watching baseball is exactly what the doctor ordered. Cue the music.
This product caught my eye with its bright, clean and simple packaging. I don't suffer from lactose intolerance, the mental disorder that is 'gluten intolerance' or actual Celiac Disease. I am a culinary bi-curious kinda guy, so when I see new things on the shelf I always wonder if these 'healthier' options can taste as good as the real thing... and they always disappoint.
Inside the box is two separate packages; the dry pasta and the Velveeta-like cheese.
After about 10 minutes the mac & cheese was done, smelled pretty good and had a similar consistency to any other mac & cheese on the market. The cheese was definitely fake tasting with a metallic aftertaste and overwhelming salt flavor. The noodles were what you would imagine them to taste like but with little texture, which is understandable with anything gluten-free.
Conclusion: I assume Daiya is pronouced "day-ah-ree-ahh" because this stuff tasted like shit.
1.8 / 10
The only reason this didn't get a zero is because Remy couldn't get enough of the stuff, and since it is gluten-free and dairy-free this makes a perfect treat for a good boy.