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Mark the calendar! Not sure if you know, but National Mac and Cheese Day is fast approaching, on July 14. Can there be anything more delicious and photogenic?

With some quick digging, Tightwad discovered that the history of this national day is really the history of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, aka Kraft Dinner (KD) in Canada. While it seems simple and even obvious today, the dish was actually considered fairly innovative in its time and began a tradition of ready-to-prepare foods. KD was created in response to the Great Depression, during a scarcity of protein and dairy products. One of their salesmen began attaching packages of grated cheese to boxes of pasta. In part due to the conditions of its release, it became very successful. James Lewis Kraft patented a method of processing cheese that gave KD its unique colour and has served as a signature trait of the product ever since. 

If you like mac and cheese, bagels and free stuff, please do keep reading.  

Members of the Einstein Bros. Bagels Schmear Society can receive, with purchase, a free mac and cheese bagel with purchase on July 14. If you are not yet a member of the Shmear Society rewards program sign up at by July 13.

Tightwad thinks she will file this under PSAs.


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