I picked up the white shells and cheddar on a whim after too many nights eating mac and cheese. I'm a big fan of quick, easy meals and this one hit all the right buttons. Its super easy to boil the noodles and throw in the sauce and milk at the very end. I usually end up having to make two boxes for my family as we all like it to much and the box sizes are kind of small. The noodles taste great with no gritty powder you sometimes get with seasoned noodles. The only extras you need are water, milk, and butter and sometimes I forgo the butter and the difference in taste is very slight. My kids love the white cheddar taste and at times I use it as their entire meal when we're on the go. The noodles preserve well for leftovers (although that event hardly happens in our house!) and go well as a side to chicken and pork chops. Overall I rate the product as an 8. The only reason for the lower rating is the box size. With a family of four, there simply isn't enough to go around athough the price is fairly decent and allows the purchase of a second box rather easily.