Goodles: Finally A Mac and Cheese For Adults That Makes You Feel Gooder and The Best Wines To Pair Them With!
“This is a sponsored post by courtesy of GOODLES. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.” — Toyin Ajayi aka Da Vinci
Recently I started living my full time RV lifestyle and while that means making a few changes in how I cook, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to eat great food. Because my new lifestyle is a lot more care-free I try to make foods that cover 3 bases; not much effort/time, lots of flavor and make me feel good.
I’m personally a fan of eating comfort foods year-round, whether it’s a hearty bowl of chili or a delicious bowl of mac and cheese, sign me up! While I do love baking a good mac n’ cheese from scratch, sometimes I just want something quick to snack on, as a side with dinner or even to pair with a great glass of wine at the end of my day.
Lately I’ve been eating a ton of mac and cheese, but my body has been paying for it lol. So I decided to find a better alternative that’s still easy to make and tastes great with my wine. That’s when I stumbled upon GOODLES! Goodles are made by Gooder Foods Inc, who spent a lot of time coming up with delicious and veggie packed mac and cheese optionS for adults. The fact is 85% of young adults 24-36 still eat mac and cheese regularly. *based on a 2021 Goodles survey*
What Are Goodles?
Goodles are a Gooder adult-friendly alternative to the boxed mac and cheese you might be used to. With more elevated flavors and none of the bad stuff like GMOS, Goodles make for a guilt-free tasty option.
Gooder is all about incremental goodness, doing good, and creating a ripple effect of goodness to others. I loved that so much because food has a way of connecting people and making them feel good. It’s the same feeling I get when I’m spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, riding my bike or just having a glass of wine outside my camper. Knowing how much better I feel outdoors, really inspired me to launch Outdoorsy Black Women and I’m hoping to create that Gooder ripple effect of goodness in all that I do. So let’s talk about what else makes Goodles, Gooder.
5 Things That Makes Goodles Gooder
- Goodles are made from REAL cheese produced in Kentucky.
- Goodles are made up of nutrients from 21 different organic plants.
- Goodles have 25% fewer calories than the leading brand you’re used to.
- Goodles contain 6 grams of fiber, 3 times more than regular mac and cheese, which is great for your gut health.
- Goodles contain 14 grams of protein, as much as 2.5 hard boiled eggs.
Goodles Flavors and The Wines I Paired Them With!
First let me just say every Goodles flavor is incredibly delicious. They offer 4 options so far and the flavors are elevated, robust, and yummy enough for kids or adults to enjoy. I love any excuse to pair a meal or snack with wine, so I found the best wines that pair with each type of cheese used in each option and wanted to share my wine pairing options with you!
GOODLES “Twist My Parm”
I loved the smooth and creamy flavor of “Twist My Parm”. Because it’s featuring Parmesan cheese the flavor is subtle but effective. I think this would be a great option to pair with a sweet meat, maybe Turkey or Ham for the holidays and of course it goes well with Riesling or Lambrusco.
Wine pairings: White- Riesling | Red- Lambrusco
GOODLES “Mover & Shaker”
Based on the traditional Italian meal Cacio E Pepe, the “Mover & Shaker” flavor packs a punch. It’s got the creamy and cheesy flavors of Romano and Parmesan but you get the robust kick from the black pepper. It would go well with fish or seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found that the Sauvignon Blanc complemented the pepper and allowed the heat to come through.
Wine pairing: White- Sauvignon Blanc | Red- Chianti Classico
GOODLES “Shella Good”
I absolutely loved the “Shells Good” option, it’s got a mildly sharp flavor because it is aged white cheddar. This would be a great side with a chicken dinner, whether baked or fried. I would also enjoy this with lamb chops and of course a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine pairings: White – Chardonnay | Red: Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
GOODLES “Cheddy Mac”
I loved the earthy and spicy flavor you get with the “Cheddy Mac”. I honestly was expecting to be like another other boxed mac n cheese but these Goodles have a sophisticated flavor and have elevated the cheddar cheese. I appreciated the notes of paprika and enjoyed mine as a side with baked tilapia. The Pinot Gris was the perfect pairing to set my meal off.
Wine pairings: White – Pinot Gris | Red- Chianti, Malbec or Shiraz
All in all, I really enjoyed all the GOODLES flavors. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or delicious side to your meal there’s a flavor for everyone. I hope you all enjoy my wine pairings and suggestions. Be sure to share if you’ve found any other pairings that work well with each Goodles flavor.
Cheers and Bon Appetit!
wine pairings source – www.cardsofwine.com