In a move likely to upset only a few weirdos including myself, classic and delicious Kraft macaroni and cheese will be a little less yellow next year.
In 2014, the company will be removing the potentially harmful dyes named Yellow No.5 and Yellow No.6. Off the bat, the naming of numerical dyes sounds quite unhealthy. In fact, whenever the dye is used in Europe it is followed by a warning saying, “This product may have adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”
In addition by subtraction, the powdered “cheese” will now include paprika and beta-carotene to compensate for the lost dye.
If the company plans to keep their customers happy, the taste should be staying put. If today’s’ kids have expert Mac and Cheese taste buds like I did in my childhood years they won’t be fooled. If there’s one thing I can crow about it is the uncanny ability to detect imitation supermarket Mac and Cheese. I know my shit.
But, it seems the yellow dyes have also been linked to hyperactivity, asthma, some conditions and cancer. So, I guess it’s times for the bright yellow goodness to go the way of the Dodo.
Maybe it’s time I start eating real adult food too.