Reggano Shells & White Cheddar Review

I’ll take a look at Reggano Shells & White Cheddar from Aldi today. Shells and cheese are a favorite among many college students around the world. At least I think. I mean, I know everybody loves Easy Mac in America. Other cultures definitely have variations of this, even if it’s not exactly the same.

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Personally, I’ll go pretty light on the cheese instead of putting it all in there. Yes, it would probably taste good. However, getting loaded on fat doesn’t make me feel very good. I’m the carb and protein type. The good news is that this looks like it also has a lot of those.

The price was right on this. It didn’t cost much money, only $.89 cents at my local Aldi. Maybe it costs more at the one you shop at, but, mine has it cheap. This Reggano line of pasta kits from Aldi includes other variations, too.

You can find Angel Hair with Herbs and Parmesan Cheese Angel Hair pasta under the same brand name. I’ll verify this, but, the Reggano Shells & White Cheddar box says that it can be cooked in about 13 minutes. Everybody loves a quick dinner. Let’s dig into these nutrition facts quick.

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Nutrition Facts

Reggano Shells & White Cheddar Nutrition Facts

Each box of these Reggano Shells & White Cheddar contains 3 servings. To be honest, because I’m hungry, I’ll probably be eating all of them for this. With the cheese sauce added in, you can expect 300 calories from each serving of this.

You’ll also be looking at about 30% of your daily value of saturated fat with 13% of your overall daily fat content. There’s a little less cholesterol than I was expecting and kind of a lot of sodium in there.

Total carbs are 16% of your daily value in each serving. You get 8 grams of protein and a little bit of calcium. Other than that, there’s some iron in there, too.

Reggano Shells & White Cheddar Ingredients

mac and cheese shells ingredients

Unfortunately, these Reggano Shells & White Cheddar do have a lot of pretty chemically sounding ingredients. The shells themselves, or “enriched shell products” are made up of wheat flour, Niacin, Ferrous sulfate, Thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid.

The seasoning has corn syrup solids in it. In addition to those, there’s also sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed corn protein, silicon dioxide, and too much more than that to keep listing in these.

Reggano Shells & White Cheddar Ingredients

Reggano cooking instructions

To make these, you will need a sauce pan, two cups of water, 2/3 cup of milk, the seasoning sauce mix pouch, and 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter. First, you need to bring the water and butter to a boil. After reducing the heat, slowly stir in the pasta.

You might also want to figure out something to do while the Reggano Shells & White Cheddar cooks. We’re looking at 12-14 minutes of time here. Once most of the water is absorbed, throw in the milk and powder mix.

Alternatively (what I’m planning to do) you can also use the microwave.

The Reggano Shells & White Cheddar Review

Well folks, it comes down to this. The review. I actually decided to cook the Reggano Shells & White Cheddar in a sauce pan instead of the microwave today. They ended up tasting pretty good. I barely added any cheese, but, of the stuff I did add, it was pretty good.

I also threw in some 90% ground beef that I had cooked up the other day. The cheesy shells with beef were pretty good, I have to admit. I can see myself buying a box of these again, especially because the Reggano Shells & White Cheddar are inexpensive.

Nutrition Facts: Average

Ingredients: Below Average

Preparation: Average

Taste: Average

Rating: 6.6/10

Recommend? Yes

Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.