Mac and cheese but the cheese isn't melted

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A mac and cheese dish at a potluck had Twitter united in horror

This is mac, and it is cheese. It is not mac and cheese.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Oct 20, 2017   Updated Oct 20, 2017, 7:13 am CDT

Work potlucks are a huge tossup. On the one hand, your coworkers could be low-key Masterchefs who’ll come through with the mouth-watering dishes you crave. On the other, more realistic hand, there’s … this. It’s certainly macaroni and cheese, in that both macaroni and cheese are present, but it’s certainly not macaroni and cheese.

Jan Levinson publicly called out a coworker for this weak effort, which was either lazy or just totally uninformed. Had this person ever made mac and cheese before? Had they ever eaten it? Where was the seasoning?

Twitter had all these questions and more, but the one thing they could agree on was this: that’s not what mac and cheese is supposed to look like. Bruh.

Many suggested that this disaster had a cultural component and that the bad macaroni dish was some white people shit.

White people, meanwhile, did not want any credit for it.

Although the world disowned the mac and cheese, it may not even have been the worst potluck dish in that Twitter thread. Another poster had a story of a coworker who misunderstood food even more horribly than the mac and cheese lady. The only reason this “cornbread” hasn’t gone viral is because there’s no picture to go with it:

Can you imagine?

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2017, 7:09 am CDT