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Banza Gluten Free Chickpea Shells & White Cheddar - 5.5oz

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$3.29 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Protein Packed: Banza Mac & Cheese with chickpea pasta has 2x the protein of the leading traditional brand
  • Gluten-Free: 100% gluten-free mac & cheese
  • Nutrient-Dense: Each serving has 2x the protein, 2.5x the fiber, and 20% fewer net carbs than the leading traditional Mac & Cheese brand
  • Loved by Picky Eaters: Looks, cooks, and tastes like traditional Mac & Cheese, making it the perfect choice for even the pickiest eater
  • Easy Part of a Healthy Dinner: Whether it's served with broccoli or zucchini, Banza is the perfect healthy mac and cheese for a balanced dinner

Description

Chickpea pasta makes better mac and cheese. The easy, cheesy oh-so-delicious meal you grew up with just got better. Banza took pasta made from chickpeas and added loads of yummy, cheesy goodness. With nearly 2x the protein, 3x the fiber, and 30% fewer net carbs, you can make every night mac & cheese night!

Serving Size: 2.5 oz

Serving Per Container: ABOUT 2

Amount IN BOX:

Calories: 260
% Daily Value*
Calories From Fat 70Cal
Total Fat 8g10%
Saturated Fat 3g13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 680mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 35g13%
Dietary Fiber 8g29%
Soluble Fiber 5g
Insoluble Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Protein 18g37%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin D 2%
Calcium 15%
Iron 18%
Potassium 12%
* Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount PREPARED:

Calories: 280
% Daily Value*
Calories From Fat 77Cal
Total Fat 11%
Saturated Fat 15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 5%
Sodium 31%
Total Carbohydrate 14%
Dietary Fiber 29%
Soluble Fiber
Insoluble Fiber
Sugars
Protein 40%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 1%
Vitamin D 4%
Calcium 20%
Iron 18%
Potassium 13%
* Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

chickpea pasta: chickpeas, tapioca, pea protein, xanthan gum cheese: cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), nonfat milk, buttermilk, salt, disodium phosphate, lactic acid, cultured whole milk, citric acid, silicon dioxide (anticaking).
Contains: Milk
State of Readiness: Needs to Be Fully Cooked
Package Quantity: 1
Net weight: 5.5 Ounces
TCIN: 79707955
UPC: 857183005656
Item Number (DPCI): 212-14-0240
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.16 inches length x 3.44 inches width x 1.64 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.39 pounds

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4.4 out of 5 stars with 314 reviews
63% would recommend
46 recommendations
value: 3.78 out of 5
quality: 4.07 out of 5
easy to prepare: 4.71 out of 5
taste: 3.57 out of 5

Disappointing

2 out of 5 stars
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Abx - 29 days ago, Verified purchaser
Pasta is VERY delicate. Once you over-boil it, it becomes gloopy and loses its firm texture. This is my 3rd time trying to perfect the temperature to boil the pasta. On its own, it’s a bit watery and bland if you don’t add extra cheese or spices. Also, it foams ridiculously, be careful if it overflows on your stove.
quality: 1 out of 5
easy to prepare: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
taste: 1 out of 5
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Actually repulsive

2 out of 5 stars
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Maria - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Awful flavor, tastes like cardboard honestly. My 3 year old loves mac & cheese and wouldn’t eat this. Just stick to Goodles!
taste: 2 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Very underwhelming

1 out of 5 stars
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Kay - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I had high hopes for a marketed healthier version of macaroni and cheese, but the Banza fell really short. It ended up having a soupy consistency more similar to risotto than macaroni and cheese.
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Good stuff.

4 out of 5 stars
NGreviews - 8 months ago
originally posted on eatbanza.com
Definitely a good sub for traditional mac and cheese. I used a splash of half and half and it was very creamy and satisfying.
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meh very salty

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ava - 8 months ago
Pretty good, but very very salty. I had to stop eating it bc it was so salty. I prefer the goodles brand.
value: 4 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
taste: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Bitter

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Tyner - 10 months ago
We really wanted to like these - the bitter flavor of the chick pea noodle was expected, but I was hoping the cheese would cover it. It did not. The kids wouldn’t eat it and honestly, I couldn’t blame them. We much prefer the Goodles.
1 reply from Banza Customer Care team - 10 months ago
Hi, Tyner -- While we're bummed to hear you didn't love your most recent experience with our Shells & White Cheddar Mac, this honest feedback is both welcomed and encouraged. When you get a moment, could you send a quick note to info@eatbanza.com so our team can gather some additional details and make things right?
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
taste: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Not great

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ashley - 11 months ago
The cheese packet is so great. Even adding shredded sargento cheese didn't help.
1 reply from Banza Customer Care team - 10 months ago
Hi, Ashley -- While we're bummed to hear you didn't love your most recent experience with our Shells & White Cheddar, this feedback is greatly appreciated! When you get a moment, could you send a quick note to info@eatbanza.com so our team can gather some additional details and make things right?
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ehhh

3 out of 5 stars
mew - 11 months ago
not bad, i love banza pasta. but the cheese flavor was too pungent and salty for me
taste: 2 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Not for me

2 out of 5 stars
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Bis - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Very small pasta that will be way overcooked if you treat like normal pasta, which I didn't. Still by following the instructions the pasta was very soft and gloopy. It let off a thick and rather unusual yellow foam. The pasta needed a prince after cooking. The worst part is that even after adding the cheese packet and finish the cooking procedure, this pasta has an off-putting flavor and aroma that I just couldn't handle. But maybe this is passable for those with dietary restrictions and other special diets... I really wanted to like it as I consume lots of pasta and want to find a healthier alternative.
1 reply from Banza Customer Care team - 1 year ago
Hi, Bis -- While we’re bummed to hear you didn't love your experience with Banza Shells & White Cheddar Mac, this honest feedback is always welcomed and encouraged as we continue to improve. When you get a moment, could you send a quick note to info@eatbanza.com so we can gather some additional details and make things right?
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YUUUUMMMM!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MegStenzOw - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I honestly didn't know what to expect. I wanted something a step above Kraft and wanted something with protein. I've had this brand pasta and it's definitely not very tasty on its own haha. I added a tbsp of ghee and 1/4 cup of a Trader Joe's nut milk blend, and it disappeared pretty quickly!
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Really good

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
aczap - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Tried this as a healthier alternative to regular Mac and cheese and was very pleasantly surprised. The noodles are the same texture as a regular noodle, and great taste. Will definitely buy again!
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
taste: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great for gf folks!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kmhotvet - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
So tasty! This one’s my favorite flavor!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
taste: 5 out of 5
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Delicious!!

5 out of 5 stars
Nick384 - 1 year ago
originally posted on eatbanza.com
I really enjoyed this after trying it for the first time today. I’ve made my own stovetop mac and cheese with Banza; having a premade package cuts out a lot of steps. This also goes well with an almond milk substitution. I couldn’t tell you the difference, otherwise!
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Bummer

3 out of 5 stars
Brooke17363 - 1 year ago
originally posted on eatbanza.com
Was excited to try this Mac and cheese since I’m on a high protein diet and it has a decent amount of protein in it. Wasn’t awful but the actual box came with no cheese sauce or packet. Was an absolute bummer!
1 reply from CX team - 1 year ago
Hi, Brooke -- This feedback is always welcomed and encouraged as we continue to improve! That said, we're bummed to hear about this missing cheese pouch, and apologize for the inconvenience it caused during mealtime. When you get a moment, could you send a quick note to info@eatbanza.com so we can gather some additional details and make things right?
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Ok...

3 out of 5 stars
Anna - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Kind of a weird taste but it's a quick meal with lots of protein. I don't know why the macaroni tastes so much worse than the regular banza pasta.
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First time and love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Donna M - 2 years ago
originally posted on eatbanza.com
This is the first time I have ever tried or even heard of Banza, and I must say, I’m hooked. Always loved Mac & cheese as a kid, and now that I’ve found such a healthy and delicious tasting one, it’s going to be a regular thing now at our house.
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Gloopy

1 out of 5 stars
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heed - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Cooked for eight minutes, per box instructions. Overflowed, burnt the stove, and came out gloopy and gelatinuous. We just threw it out. Maybe there's a secret to making it edible?
1 reply from Banza Customer Care team - 2 years ago
Hi There - While we're so bummed to hear about your most recent experience with our Shells & White Cheddar Mac, your honest feedback is always welcomed and encouraged! This is definitely not how Banza is supposed to whip up during mealtime, so when you get a moment could you send a note to info@eatbanza.com so our team can gather some additional info and make things right?
easy to prepare: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
taste: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Choose banza

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Steve1987 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Best gluten free pasta! Actually taste like regular pasta. Being GF is a challenge but if you want noodles and pasta you can trust, choose banza!
taste: 5 out of 5
easy to prepare: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Terrible product

1 out of 5 stars
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Andrea - 2 years ago
So flavorless and smells rotten.
1 reply from Banza Customer Care team - 2 years ago
Hi Andrea - While we're bummed to hear that you didn't love your most recent experience with our Shells & White Cheddar mac, this honest feedback is always welcomed and encouraged! When you get a moment, could you send a note to info@eatbanza.com so our team can gather some additional details and make things right?
easy to prepare: 3 out of 5
taste: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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I love Mac and Cheese

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Metagross - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
So, I'll admit off the bat that I made the box in the microwave. To say I didn't drain the elbows and left some starch water in the container...these still turned out great! Fed me for two days, too. :)
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