Food of the Eighties, Franco American Macaroni and Cheese
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The ABSOLUTE best mac and cheese, hot or cold, like no other canned mac and cheese on the market, it had long noodles and tons of cheese. Too bad they stopped making it.
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Robbin Miller - July 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I miss this prodict and have looked everywhere. I didn't know it was discontinued. Someone needs to find the recipe and market it.
Danna - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
It's a shame that this product isn't made anymore. It was SO much better than the other canned macaroni and cheese products out there.
Samantha - August 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I miss this product too. I called Franco American and asked them to put it back on the market. Cross your fingers! :)
Alethea - August 22, 2007 - Report this comment
The best macaroni and cheese in the can I have ever had, been to several stores looking for it. Please put it back on the market.
jan - September 19, 2007 - Report this comment
my neice loves it, and some years ago, we came across a huge factory wide sale, or nearly expired mac and cheese. Needless to say we was gone in no time at all. I loved that stuff, health ni=ut or not. Actually everyone in my family especially my neice. I dont have the ehart to tell hewr I can never send it to ehr again. So sad, hey Franco, who is owed by campbells, maby we should petition...lol I asked them why they removed it from marketing, and tons of campbelsls fans would make it worth their while if they could bring it back! Maybe we'll get some descent responses..
Sander - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved this stuff! I used to eat it straight from the can. We didn't have a microwave at the time and mom wouldn't let me use the stove. I miss this stuff! I want it back!
Diana - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
My mom was a single mother of 3 small kids and going to college so we grew-up on Franco American Macaroni and Cheese. Because the noodles were so long, we used to call them worms. We still talk about it now, as adults. I would love it if they would bring it back. It had the creamiest white cheese sauce I've ever had (from a can). I love to recreat old recipes so I'm going to try and make it myself. If I come up with a pretty close clone, I'll be sure to post it for everyone who has missed it.
Debra Jenkins - December 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember eating the stuff all the time years age. All of a sudden, I have this true craving for it. I would appreciate it if it were back on the market. It was such a tasty treat.
angela - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
i miss it I to have looked all over and search the internet found out i wasnt the only one my son use to call it big soup in a can maybe if we could get enough signatures they would market it again
Nay-Nay - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
God I loved that stuff! Im 32 and grew up on it. Had a craving for it recently for some reason. It really does stink they took it off the market. Chef boyardee has mac in a can, but cant even hold a candle to good ol' franco american mac n cheese. Bring it back Campbells!
just_mee - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I grew up on the stuff and just loved it, too! We were really bummed to find out Campbell's discontinued it when they took over. I wrote to them, but got a rather canned response about only being able to support so many products. I too, think that I also think we should ALL send them emails asking them about it and if they'd consider bringing it back! There's some other brand out there now, but yuk. Just isn't the same. Bring back the yellow can!
Heather - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I would just like to say that I truly miss this product. I used to eat this all the time as a child. I am now 36 and still have cravings for it. My favorite was the elbow macaroni and cheese. I think it tasted better than the long noodles. They had a different cheese sauce on them. Please Campbell's bring this product back. Chef Boyardee's mac and cheese is gross. Please listen to all of these consumers. We will all make it worth your while to bring it back on the market. PLEASE!!!!
Chad - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
We definitely need to start a petition! I, too, grew up on it and still get frequent irresistable cravings. Nothing else remotely compares. Please bring it back!
Kevin - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Yea solid noodles not hollow with white cheese. Mercy!!
Rita - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring this product back. Been looking for it for years. I did not know you had discontinued. The recent recipe tastes like sawdust.
Jacqueline Simmons - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Please, Please,Please,bring Franco-American Macaroni and Cheese in the can back, I've looked everywhere, it was so good, i could die for it. I'm grown now,loved it as a kid,grave for it right now. please bring it back, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RJ Patane - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up on this stuff. I didn't know they'd discontinued it when I started having to drive all over town to find it. I even picked it up at 7-11 once! I've emailed & called many times hoping they bring it back. Oh please oh please campbells! The other ones suck! I agree...petition the company..boycott..pickett! Ok..maybe not picket, but I really am craving the stuff!
kelley - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I did not know they had discontinued Franco-American Macaroni and Cheese. I have been searching everywhere for it. I wish they would bring it back. I grew up eating it and loved it. I have tried the other stuff they so call Macaroni and Cheese but it does not even come close to what Franco-American made. Campbell's I beg of you PLEASE bring it back. I'm telling you sales will be plentiful. It will definately be worth it for your company.
David - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I want this back sooooo bad. My kids are missing out on one of my favorite lunches as a kid!!!!!
Bridget - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I ate this nonstop when I was a kid and everytime Im in the store I still take a look even though I know its not there. The same goes for Sun Crunchers cereal, Mr. Phips Pretzel Chips, and Freshen-Up Gum.
Carol Salter - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
This was a staple in our house that was stored next to the tomato soup. I loved that stuff. If someone could come up with a recipe, I would love to have it.
Bob Shihinski - May 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I really need this stuff. I will be E mailing Campbell to ask them to start making this product again. I hope everyone who reads this does the same.
Sue Miller - May 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Safeway has them!!!
Rose Friedmann - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/11/CLID/130/N/4161/Campbells_Franco_American_Entrees.htm
Pam Germas - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Please bring this product back. I grew up on it, my Mom would heat it up and serve it with sausage links. I really miss it Please Campbells can't you bring it back - I'll buy a case if you do.
Gene - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Please bring back this product we have searched high and low and cannot find it anywhere! I need it
Tammy Chewning - June 02, 2008 - Report this comment
What was the reason that stopped making this product. I've searched for this in country stores and other places because I love it. Even my son said, oh so thats what youv'e been talking about for so long. As a consumer we want it back.
KIM H. - June 15, 2008 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS PRODUCT BACK,IT WAS GREAT AS A KID, I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT IN OVER 15 YRS, I LOVED THIS STUFF, BETTER THAN ANY MACARONI THEY HAVE ON THE SHELVES NOW.I COULD EAT IT EVERDAY. THE BEST MAC AND CHEESE EVER.PLEASE BRING IT BACK....
Greg - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Bring this back NOW! hey- anyone order from that foodservice direct site posted above? do they really have it? last time i found this was in florida in 99, brought back as many as I could on plane...come on campbell's, stop making cream of potato soup or something and bring back mac and cheese!
Mark - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe that they stopped making this. I was one of the many that grew up on this stuff. The new Mac&Cheese is not even close. I wish someone could send this to Campbells to show them that there is a market for it. Any good marketing Director could see the product was a good seller.
Andrew (Millburn, NJ) - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I just googled this to see if it was available after eating a horrible Banquet Mac and Cheese. I LOVED THE LONG NOODLES AND THICK CREAMY CHEESE! I would be a regular buyer and I know my kids would LOVE IT! BRING IT BACK!
Tara - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I had no idea they stopped making the Mac n' cheese in a can. It was the best. I still look for it everytime I am in the store. I had just brought it up in a conversation last night and now my friends are looking too. Please bring it back!!!
Rick - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't fall for the foodservicedirect link. You'll get "Cambell's" Mac and cheese which is not like the Fanco-American of years ago. Still hoping for the classic stuff...
Trevor - July 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm fifty years old and I too grew up Franco American Macaroni and Cheese. With fresh ground black pepper it was the best. It still could be if the powers that be could bring it back. I for one would buy a crate.
Ronda Patane - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
1-800-257-8443 You gotta call Campbell's and tell them you want it back! They forward all comments requesting a product to the sales/marketing team. I called! They even know about this website, and a few others!
Patty - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother and I ate this mac n cheese everyday, out of the can or heated didn't matter.Our mother would buy it by the case we loved it and now would like our children to enjoy it as well. Please put it back on our menu!
Rebecca - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I am 42 and my uncle is 54. We grew up on this stuff and still crave it. Come on, bring it back Campbells! The other so called mac and cheese in a can is yukky.
Gloria - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Geez - I can remember growing up in the 50's my whole family ate the mac and cheese...the long noodles, then the shorter version. When my son was born (1975) he was raised on it too. My parents loved it, I loved it, my son loved it and unless you bring it back...how will my grandchildren ever know about this great product. How can you let it go after all those years. Please - bring it back. Is there any chance of that?????????
Kandice Carreno - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I just wanted to let everyone know that I grew up on this canned mac and cheese and loved it. My grandmother would buy 10 cans at a time just to make sure I had it whenever I wanted. Please Please bring it back
SZA - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
OK, I'm going to be the hater here and take a stand once and for all AGAINST Franco-American Mac & Cheese. I never liked it, not even as a young, stupid kid with no sense of culinary taste whatsoever, watching "Reading Rainbow" in the summertime. I don't know what it was - the strangely pale appearance, the freakishly fat, long noodles ... the fact that my sister said the stuff looked like DEAD EARTHWORMS!!! (Also, the book version of "E.T." describes the poor single mom serving her 3 kids a dinner of "canned macaroni & cheese sprinkled with wheat germ, with a handful of cashews on the side for good measure." That always sounded SO disgusting to me.) I don't know, I'm just saying! Maybe I'll be banned from this board forever ...
Rina - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Earthworms or not...it was the BEST!! Grew up with it as a kid. When I got in my late 20's, my boyfriend owned a little grocery store and would pick me up a 1/2 of a case when he went and got supplies. Relationship ended when mac-n-cheese came off the shelves. Thanks Franco American! ;)
Barbara - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
YUM!!! This macaroni and cheese was the best!
LINDY - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
THE BEST MAC & CHEESE EVER. MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND I GREW UP EATING IT ALL THE TIME. AS SOON AS MY MOM CAME FROM THE MARKET WE WOULD SEARCH THE BAGS FOR THE MAC & CHEESE AND WARM IT UP AND EAT IT. CAMPBELLS PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!
Jenifer Price - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Please campbells bring the mac and cheese back!!!It was so good i use to eat it right out of the can.PLEASE BRING IT BACK IAM CRAVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!
sam - October 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Jungle Jim and Sacred Shot will trade in their children if they brought this back !!!
Angie - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I love this stuff too!And like many of you I have searched the internet for it also. Campbell...PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!
Linda - October 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up on FA M&C too and I loved it! It was so good, I would eat it cold. I didn't know they stopped making it... just thought my local stores stopped stocking it. Please bring it back!!
benicetonurses - October 19, 2008 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...BRING IT BACK.
APRIL - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
IT'S FUNNY I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO MISSED THAT SH*T I REMEMBER EATING IT AS A KID HOT OR COLD IT WAS THE SH*T IVE HAD A CRAVING FOR IT FOR OVER A MONTH NOW WAS JUST SITTIN IN BED ONE NIGHT AND WANTED IT I COULD TASTE IT I TRIED TO EXPLAIN IT TO MY HUSBAND HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS CRAZY LOL NOW IM SO DISAPPOINTED TO FIND OUT IT WAS DISCONTINUED THOUGHT THE STORES WERE JUST NOT SELLING IT IM ABOUT TO START A PICKET LINE IN FRONT OF CAMPBELLS " BRING BACK THE MAC!!!!" IM SO PISSED PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR SOMEONE LEARN TO RECREATE IT & GIVE ME THE RECIPE LOL
Drake - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Franco American Mac & Cheese was the Money! The longer solid noodles and different cheese made it a stand alone product. Lets keep the hope alive! Campbells or someonelse could reserect someday.
Eyvan - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Franco American Macaroni and Cheese in the can, was the man! Missed and hoping for a return to store selves. CAMPBELLS YOU CAN DO IT? (at least a limited time promotion)
Suzy - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved and still love Franco American Macaroni and Cheese, my brother and I used to eat it all the time when we were growing up. It is the best. Please bring it back..
Greg - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
how do we get this rolling...? need this back. Campbell's let's go!!
Joy - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED this stuff. My Dad used to make a concoction of the mac and cheese and ground beef. It was SO good. I could go for a big plate of it right now.
its back - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
This product is back either under the Franco-American brand _or_ Chef Boyardee brand. They are the same company.I found this under BOTH names.I remember this fondly as a kid in the early 1980s but eating it recently(both brands)I find It not nearly as good.I won't buy It again.
JC - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, this stuff was great. No other brand even comes close. I began to suspect it was discontinued since I haven't seen it in years. I hope they bring it back.
tina collins - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
please bring franco american mac & cheese back
dirtyredelmo - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Bring back the MAC for my dad PLEASE. Where do I sign up for the letter writing? This would make him so happy to hear me say Ho about some Franco Mac-Cheese for your lunch!!!!!
reverend borsuk - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
THE VERY BEST WHY LETS ALL SEND E-MAILS EO FRANCO AMERICAN ASKING THEM TO REINTRODUCE THE PRODUCT
Lizabethe - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
You can still get it direct, but there's a 3 case minimum (about $75 + shipping). It was my favorite food as a kid, so it's well worth stockpiling for me. :-D Since there's no links allowed: 1. Go to foodservicedirect (.com) 2. Go under the "bulk foods" tab 3. Click on "Entrees" in the sub-catagories (there's close to 3600... just so you know you're in the right place) 4. Click on "Entrees" again. (there's 89 there right now) 5. Click on "Campbells Franco American Entrees" 6. It's like the 5th one down.
Denise S. - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Okay Cambells...it is 2008. The Phillies have won the world series...last done in the 80's...Salon Selectives are back on the shelves...New Kids on the Block have made a comeback...I have seen teased hair, crimping irons, neon colors...all thats missing is Franco American Mac n Cheese! LOVED IT! Just thinking about it brings back many happy memories of Friday night sleepovers at Aunt Betty's house. Please bring it back!!!!
Mark K - December 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Darn, I used to love this stuff. I just went to foodservicedirect and couldn't find it. Bummer.
jarmitch - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
This is unreal. I am not alone. The fondest memory of my childhood included FA mac n chz. It was literally the only thing i could eat when i was real sick in the early 80's. Why in the hell would they quit making it. If i had to i would buy it by the case. PLEASE MR.FRANCO THE AMERICAN BRING IT BACK.
kim N - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Me and my sister loved to eat that soup, it was the best. I keep telling my kids about it I wish that I could find it again so they could try it. It is absolutely better than the new maccaroni and cheese soup hands down!!! Please put it back on the shelves to buy.
HJB - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up on it and loved it.My daughter is 16 and ate it for the first few years of her life until it was discontinued.BRING IT BACK!!!!!
Cindy - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 52 years old and I used to eat this Franco American macaroni and cheese and absolutely loved it. I started looking for some to give to my grandchildren and couldn't find it anywhere, so I checked online. Sadly enough, I did find the Franco American website only to find out they quit making it. Come on now, lets get this stuff back on the shelves. It is sooooo good. There is nothing else on the shelves that even comes close. Pleeease!!!
kim - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I lovd it as well. Mom cut up wienners in it!!! The best! Need to know if anyone ordered it direct and got the "right thing"?
Rick - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I checked out the food service link. They are just 7-1/2 oz. It must stuff in a box. NOT what we are all looking for. I just turned 60 and, like many of you, assumed that my local store just didn't carry it. After a LONG time, I JUST began looking for the GREAT canned FA M&C on line & found this site. With some decent publicity, they could manufacture a large batch every six or eight years & we'd all buy it up - several cases each - & it would keep for several year beyond the expiration date & we'd ration it out as it got a bit older & our stockples shrank. Then, they'd come out with a fresh batch in six or eight more years & the cycle would repeat. I KNOW that there are LOTS of people out there who would KILL to get some of this stuff but who are silent about it. BUT they would have to make it just the same as they did back in the old days. No shortcuts or the deal won't fly. Someone post the address and phone number of the Campbel's site we should all contact. & then let's all do that!
merri - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
what is left to be said, please, please, please bring this back to the supermarket shelves. Please We here in Ma. Love it!!!
WINSTON - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL FRANCO AMERICAN MAC & CHEESE IN A CAN IT WAS THE BEST EVER WHY DID YOU STOP MAKING IT YOU NEED TO REMAKE THE PRODUCT,JUST LIKE IT WAS IN THE 80'S ALOT OF PEOPLE MISS IT INCLUDING ME. THANKS WINSTON. FLA
ashly - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
my mom told me about this mac and cheese,and how much she loved it,i would love to have that same experience.so campbells please bring it back for my mom and me mom said it was the best mac and cheese ever made,hot or cold.please,please bring it back to the stores....
Brenda - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Franco American Mac n cheese. I really miss it. Please start making it again.....Why do companies take something away that everyone loves?
Robert - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
This stuff was the best. Even back in the eighties, it was hard for me to find. A local liquor store/market in So. Cal. had a stockpile of it for CHEAP that I lived off of during my college years. I don't recall the brand name, but I've come across a canned mac & cheese in in England that is similar... though not quite as good. Close though...
kelley - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
how do we know that that particular mac and cheese from franco american at food service direct is actually the long noodle white cheese kind? if i knew for sure i would buy it right up!
Corky, Maui - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
WOW, I thought I was the only one looking for it and remember loving it back in the day. Great after a party night could eat the entire can. Always had 3-5 cans in the pantry. can't find the noodles like that. I'm a Chef and still would love bring it home after along day. I make great mac and cheese but this is way better at night, easy. Emailed Campbells told them to bring back. Chef boy ardee has a new one close but box size pasta, not the same. Aloha
Ralph - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
The Chef Boyardee version is NOTHING like this icon. It was a sad day when this went off the market. Campbells needs this one back just the way it was.
Jess - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
This was always my mother and my favorite food to eat together for lunch. I looked everywhere for this for a while till I found out it was discontinued. I really miss it and wish they would bring it back. I would buy it all the time!
Deb & Jenn - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
BRING IT BACK - PLEASE....I loved it as a kid and then got my daughter hooked on it and we both still talk about how we miss it like crazy!
rhonda - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to love this stuff. I ate all the time. I've tried all others and nothing can compare. I also like stouffers but that's frozen and more expensive. But the "Franco" was there for me. Will this come back or are we all whining????
nina - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED IT!!!!! Ate it cold and ate it hot. Had a great recipe that used one package of frozen spinach. Got my kids to eat spinach.
melissa - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love nothing more than to eat some franco american macaroni and cheese cold or hot right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I bought the last can in 1997 or so. I loved it growing up and haven't seen it since I bought the last can. I knew it when I bought the last can in 1997!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nataccia - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Everyone! I too have been missing/craving Franco American Macaroni and cheese. I used to it all the time as a kid and am so sad that it's not made anymore. I called and spoke to Campbell and am on a mission. If you call 1-800-257-8443 and tell them you'd like to have this product brought back, you'll be helping create "a buzz" about it. If we don't make some noise, then we'll never get to taste this great food again! Give them a call. If you'd like to brainstorm about some new ways to get this food prouced again, email me: perfect.planners@yahoo.com
amanda - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I love this stuff, just like everyone else on here posting a comment, they need to bring it back, I am going to call the 1-800 # right now.
Dottie - July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I, too, am sorry they discontinued this product. I LOVED this Macaroni and Cheese. I have been searching high and low for this product for years. I am going to call the 800 number. I could eat this stuff all day!
Pete - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been looking for years. Thought that Franco-American just lost the shelf space and this was to see if I could find some store still carrying it. And to think of all the shelf space that Chef Boy-r-dee gets. The good stuff goes and the bad stuff stays.
Deb - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Well, I took a chance, spent $100. from FoodService Direct that claims to sell it and - you guessed it - it IS NOT THE SAME. The original FA Mac & Cheese had long noodles and the sauce was very light in color. This shipment that I just got has noodles that are about 1 inch in length and the sauce is more of an orange color. I had to buy 3 cases, plus shipping and I am so disappointed to discover it is not the real deal. I would not recommend it if you are expecting the original FA Mac & Cheese.
Jazz - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to eat FA M%C with a can of tuna fish mixed in. It was fantastic. I also used to eat it straight from the can (cold). It was simply the best canned product of all time.
Melanie - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring it back! Bring it back! Bring it back, please!
Madisyn - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
How can we get this product back? Who can we email/write to request they bring the product back?
Madelyn - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Deb for your posting! I will not be ordering! Sorry it wasn't the real deal! Thanks again!
Sami - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Seems like everyone misses "FA-Mac & Cheese"I doult if commenting in here will be seen by the right person but maybe if they get enough phone calls"we will be heard.Campbells Soup number is: 1-800-257-8443.
Ron - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I WANT IT BACK!!! Campbells has soups with pasta in 6 shapes & also the canned pasta(spaghetti) in 6 shapes...but their excuse for discontinuing the mac & cheese is"we can only produce so many items...yet they also produce items such as "Prego,Swanson,Maries...seems like continuing with mac & cheese is a problem but not other products. Plz bring back what everyone here clearly wants...bring back the"Mac" I will do what Sami suggests & call campbells...I hope others will to
Kelly - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Like alot of other people that left comments, I remember being at my grandma's and eating this all the time I loooovvveeedd it please BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!
Michele - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to eat this stuff ALL the time as a kid. I liked the noodles but I always thought the cheese was gloopy and resembled paste... nonetheless I still ate it. I can still remember the taste too.
Pat - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 65 years old and had been eating F.A. mac and cheese, I think, since it first came out. It was that good. I really miss it and hope it comes back on the market in my lifetime.
Janis Sellers - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I fed Franco American Mac &cheese and Franco American Spaghetti to all 4 of my kids because I loved them both.I am sorry but nothing on the market can compare to it. Please please make it again.
SZA - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the Spaghetti, too, Janis. It had an odd, sweet taste to it. I liked it better than Chef Boyardee when I was a kid.
Debbie - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED THIS PRODUCT. Have tried recreating it; no go. Come on Campbells, bring it back.
Jason - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Deb, could you maybe post a link with a picture of the can that you purchased, it may be the third version of the FA Mac&CHeese. There was a version with elbow macaroni noodles, and a version with thick spaghetti noodles and the third version that they tried to "revisit"
barbara daniels - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i just turned 70 yrs old--i ate franco american mac and cheese all my life until i couldnt find it about five years ago I WANT IT BACK!!!!!!i need to have those happy memories again!! Call Campells and demand it!!!
Stef - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I have so many fond memories of this FA macaroni from childhood. It's funny how thinking of a food can bring back so many great times you shared in your life. I'm now 24 and have been craving it for YEARS. My grandmother used to make it for me all the time, because she called me her "picky baby" and it was one of the ONLY things I was guaranteed to eat at any time. She called it "white macaroni". She'd pretend to be annoyed about feeding it to me and tell me "you are going to turn into one of the noodles if you keep eating it so much!" but she loved it too! When I realized it was gone I was SO unhappy. I too also enjoyed the spaghetti's mildly sweet taste (great sauce). I live in NJ and my grandpop loyally worked for Campbell's in Camden for years and also loved the product. I never understand why companies pull GREAT tasting, popular products and replace them with disgusting, tasteless crap. People need to call and demand it back. It'd catch on like wildfire and I'd buy TONS of it. I know today everyone is into organic, super-healthy foods but there will ALWAYS be a market for good old-fashioned American comfort-food. I really believe that.
Rich - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to make a tuna fish casserole with the franco-american mac n cheese. The white sauce was so good, put some tuna in it, mix it up, top it with bread crumbs, delicio!!!
Pauline - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring back the original Macaroni and Cheese! There is nothing like it...lets start a petition to get it back on the market!
Katherine Barnhart - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Try the Mac and Cheese at RUBY TUESDAYS off the kids menu its the pretty close. Although nothing the tops the greatness of Mac and cheese in the can.
Elizabeth - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I want it baaaack!! I am 46 and I want that Mac and Cheese. I don't care about other good ones; I make my own good one. When I lived in Morocco I was able to recreate the sauce profile from the Franco-American Spaghetti but I haven't tried to duplicate this.
Sarah - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I am a pregnant lady who started craving something the other night and realized what it was: FA's Mac & Cheese. Needless to say i get angry after thinking of the taste and knowing i will probably never be able to satisfy my craving ever again *tear*
Jan - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 63 and was brought up on it and I brought my daughter up on it. I'd KILL for some. I never really thought so many other people ate it - I don't think I ever knew anybody else who did!
ben - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
You can still get it. You just have to buy it in bulk.
Samantha - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe how many people loved this! I thought I was the only one who ate it.. soooo good. I too have searched the internet looking for this. My mom and I used to call say it smelled like feet, but boy was it yummy!!!
rochelle defee - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
im just like all the others. my brother an i miss it and would love to have back in the store here where we live if anyway of getting it we would sure love to know here in crnshaw county. thank you very much.
Adam - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I really liked eating Franco American Mac 'n' Cheese from a thermos I kept in my lunchbox. The cheese was very thick and dense and cheesy. Storm the gates. Demand that they bring it back!
Charlie - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandmother used this as the basis for her famous baked macaroni and cheese. We had this for every special occasion my entire life. Now my son wants the recipe for it and we can't make it anymore. PLEASE, Franco-American, bring it back, so we can restore a tradition!!!!
Jessica - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I too would love for this product to come back. I have looked everywhere for it. It is a shame that it has been discontinued. I want them to bring it back!!! Maybe one day they will.
Samantha - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Just like everyone else on this board me and my mother hope and wish everyday that they would bring this back..every time we go to the store we always look in the spot where it use to be just in case..and we always tell ourselves one day its going to be there and we are going to buy every single can and we dont care what anyone thinks..lol..i am only 22 but i can still remember the taste of this stuff like it was yesterday..BRING IT BACK!!!!
Deb - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I've been writing to Campbells for a few years now. I WANT MY FRANCO AMERICAN MACARONI & CHEESE. My whole family - cousins, too would eat this hot or cold right out of the can since I can remember - I think as far back as 1959. I'm 55 now and I've eaten it until a few years ago and suddenly I realized I couldn't find it ANYWHERE! I can't believe they discontinued it! Campbells responds but they never tell me what I want to hear. I've tried making it. Found the fat spaghetti with the hole down the middle. But can't get the wonderful cheese sauce right. Please bring it back!
John - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Everyone e-mail Campbell's and demand it. I did. Here the address http://campbellsoup.ca/en/talk/contact.asp
Mike - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
For those of you looking for the cheese sauce. http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/30/CLID/325/N/108335/Campbells-Cheddar-Cheese-Soup.htm I put spaghetti in this (condenced) soup with a little water (calls for milk) and it was pretty close. Don't order this in bulk it's easy to find at the store. And this site is a rip off.
Virginia - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Why oh Why, did this happen. An excellent product that was enjoyed for generations. I was not aware of this happening and was using other products thinking the shelves were just empty. In this economy it looks like a good thing should be returned.
Joan - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating this Mac and Cheese in the 1950's and 1960's. I am 65 and still can see it on my plate at dinner. Great stuff; unmistakeable flavor. Nothing else comes close.
Jeanette - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE OH PLEASE BRING BACK FA MAC AND CHEESE1 I GREW UP ON IT AND ITS MY NUMBER ONE COMFORT FOOD WHY DID YOU STOP MAKING IT? EVERYONE LOVED IT PLEASE PUT IT BACK IN STORE PLEASE?
Ed - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
You know everybody has pretty much said the same thing...cold in a can ..with me i had crackers too. Love the stuff wish it was still around ..the best to ever come out of a can! I sent campbells a link to this page and told them ..don't take my word for it ..go see what people are saying?....with the economy in the pitts..it would be a small blessing to have something so good from a time when things where so much better and it would be a real stimulus relief?...lol thanks friends..ED
Merrily - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Damn...I LOVED this stuff!!!! My brother and sisters used to eat this all the time!! WHY did they stop making this??????? SO GOOD!!!
Jess - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss this stuff so much. I haven't eaten it in at least ten years (I think this is about the time it got discontinued), but I STILL crave it! Every once in a while I start craving it and search the net in vain to see if it's available ANYWHERE, but it isn't. The few other available brands of canned mac and cheese are disgusting. There's just something about the sauce/noodle combo that is delicious and amazing. I know it's sad, but you know how some people wish for world peace? True love? Spiritual enlightenment? I mostly just wish I could find and eat Franco American macaroni and cheese. Forever.
bob-Erie,PA - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Why do thet always stop making the good stuff.Please bring it back Cambells.
Toni, Kingman, AZ - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I can't belive that there are others out ther like me looking for this stuff. My mother used to make world famous broccoli cassarole with FA mac & cheese, and without it you cant make it. That was the best stuf ever! If everyone calls Campbells, maybe they will pt it back on the market. Come on people.....start dialing.
Alli - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes! I am not alone! Franco American- Chef Boyardee - Please make your awesome Macaroni and Cheese that you USED to sell. It is so good and we all miss it!!!!! I keep looking for it, but all to no avail. Now I see that I am not alone in my quest to find it. You'd sell a lot!
Ken New Boston MI - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Talking with the wife about old recipes found out FA Mac & Cheese is gone - please bring it back. It is a comfort food
Leslie - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up eating canned foods(my mom hated to cook)and I have to say, "this is,was,the best canned stuff out there". I have looked everywhere and did not realize that this product was discontinued. Please bring it back.
Leslie D. - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i was really disappointed when i heard this was discontinued i've tried other canned mac and cheese and they don't even come any where close to the flavor of franco american mac and cheese
Henry - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Add one more to the list of those who want it back.
Meri G - December 27, 2009 - Report this comment
If they won't bring it back, how about sharing the recipe so we can try to make it ourselves. The closet I came to the taste was olive garden's chicken alfredo pizza. (just the sauce) I know not the same but very close. I have such fond memories of this mac and cheese. When I was a kid this was the only thing I would eat after I had my tonsils removed. Who wants jello give me the mac and cheese.
Dennis D - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
One of my fondest memories as a kid was the yellow label can of Franco American macaroni and cheese. This stuff was amazing and I would only hope that it would be remarketed. Its a no brainer as parents would be buying this stuff up, to pass down the tasty memories to their kids. Come on. Just do it. Now.
susan and lisa - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I learned to love this when we were little and would visit our Nana's house. We never got it at home because our mom wouldn't buy it for us. Whenever we wanted to eat it though we would have to go down the rickety stairs to the scary basement where she kept her canned goods. As we would make our way down the steps she would always say, "Be careful on the stairs and hold onto the railing!" The journey down and the journey back were worth it as we anticipated the rich creamy goodness that was Franco American Macaroni and Cheese. Bring it back please! We know our daughters would love it and so would we!
Shelly and Kim - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I ate this as kids all the time. We have both been looking for it all over the place. It has to be the white with the long noodles. Did anyone drop the $75 for the case? was it the right thing? I'm going to try the vintage foods people on amazon, I'll let you know how that turns out. Also does anyone know if this is a cause on facebook?
Jason - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I can see that FA M&C spanned different generations as many only seem to remember it with the long noodles. When it first came out it did come with shorter elbow macaroni noodles, however it was then changed over to the longer "earthworm" noodle. Many people may only remember one or the other, however the only thing that had changed was noodles, not the sauce or the taste. Keeping that in mind it is possible that some people may have gotten some from FoodService Direct that was the real thing. I will also remind people that as kids many of us really enjoyed a certain food, only to have it 30 years later and not have it taste the same, so the version that is available these days may very well be the same thing we had before.
ASHLY - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
MY MOTHER LOVED THIS SO MUCH, I WOULD LOVE TO TRY IT MYSELF,BUT THEY DONT HAVE IT ANYMORE WHAA. PLEASE CAMPBELLS BRING IT BACK SO OTHER GENERATIONS CAN ENJOY THAT SAME GREAT TASTE. MAMA SAYS SHE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT BACK TOO.
Cris - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I too, would love to see this come back! I have looked for it for years! My grandmother used to put bread crumbs and grated cheese on top of it and bake it in the oven. My favorite meal of all time!
Justin - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Check it out folks!!! I created a Facebook Group for the cause!! http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=260783892231&ref=mf
Diane - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been looking everywhere for this mac and cheese. I used to find it in an old Acme supermarket by my house, but unfortunately it burned down several years ago. I decided to see if I could find it and was surprised to see I wasn't the only one who grew up on the stuff. Definitely has to be the long wide noodles and the white sauce. Hope to see it back on the market soon!
amber - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
when I moved here to CO 10 yrs ago, I found cans of it at a CVS? Long's Drugs? store.. they were out of date and I was told they had no more and I kept checking, never saw them again. IF you looked the ingredients, you'd see the type of cheese used: Cheshire.. English. Amber
darlene - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Why won't they bring it back when they see everyone misses it???????? I would buy a case right now.
MONTROSE, MI. - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
WE NEED FRANCO AMERICAN MAC & CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
jayson - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
why have something so good and stop it.i dont like the way cambells makes it and never will either bring it back or give us the recipe
Elizabeth - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a fan too of that heavenly mac and cheese from FrancoAmerican. I used to eat it from the can. Please bring it back. I do crave it often.
Jacques - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOOOVVEEE this stuff. Please Campbells, bring this back!!!
Dee Dee - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember this in the 1980's. I can close my eyes and remember the unique cheese flavor. I did really like it as a kid.
Pam - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I can remember as a kid when my mom and dad would come home from food shopping I would hide a couple of cans in order to make sure i would get some. I had 3 older brothers to contend with. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff. I would love to be able to find this again. And for my son to try it.
Sherry J - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss this wonderful product by Franco American. I wish so bad they would bring it back. I remember my Mom making all kinds of cassaroles with it... I would buy a case of it if it ever came back and I"M NOT JOKING I loved it that much.... Please Bring it Back Franco American!!!!
Peggy - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I use to eat this all the time. I wish they had kept it on the market. I still crave it. who would think something so simple could be so good.
Deb - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
This was a FAVORITE food of mine and my sister's growing up! I would LOVE to get ahold of it again, and my sister would go gonzo! A few years back I found some in a local dollar store, called my sister, she drove 60 miles to get here and bought every can they had! LOL It was so wonderfully creamy, and those outrageous, long noodles! I wrote to Campbell's as well, asking them to bring back the old stuff, but doubt it'll make much of a difference. But let's keep trying!
Jill Norton - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring it back! I have been craving it for years!! Love it so much! Who cares if it's good for you or not? The new stuff in a can is DISGUSTING!! Kids don't even like it- it's gross! WE WANT THE OLD STUFF BACK!! PLEASE, PLEAE, PLEASE!!!
Cathy Oswalt - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I so, so, so miss my Franco American Macaroni and Cheese..PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!
spark - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
i always wanted my mom to get ravioli but she would always get this stuff instead. i can't say i miss it.
Chris Cobb - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember going to my Aunts house and she had this, My Mom would not buy it for some reason. I too have looked for it in the stores to no avail. Please Campbells...BRING IT BACK!!!
Michelle - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up on this and my Dad made it the best!! He would fry up bacon and then heated up the mac and cheese and threw the bacon in and it was so yummy! Please bring it back! I also have thought about this stuff on and off for years and was not surprised to see so many people with memories of it.
Kristen - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this macaroni! In fact, my mother even gave it to me for breakfast because otherwise I wouldn't eat anything! I've been looking for it for years...yum!
darlene - April 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Well I tried writing them for about the the time and this is what I received back. I even linked them to this site so they could see how much it is missed but they don't seem to care. Darlene, we received your message and appreciate your taking the time to contact Campbell Soup Company to inquire about our Campbell's Franco-American Macaroni and Cheese. Unfortunately, this product is not currently available. Tastes and preferences constantly change and there is only so much space on a supermarket shelf. Periodically, we look at the sales for our various products and are forced to make the difficult decision as to which products stay and which must be replaced. Inquiries such as yours remind us that sales figures aren't the only measure of a product's value. Perhaps one day Campbell's Franco-American Macaroni and Cheese will make its way back to your grocer's shelf. Thank you for visiting the Campbell Soup Company website. Campbell Soup Company Web Team JJP/cl
Joanne - May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
quite possibly the reason they wont bring it back is because of all the additives...do you really think that was real cheese in there? in this health concious era, with food companies shelving healthier choices I can understand this product wouldnt be up to snuff! I loved this product as a child also and at 51 I would love to taste it again! but Im thinking that if they made it again it wouldnt be the same...you cant go home again!
Dale - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
They used to sell it at a local non brand name store here.When they would have it in,id take a shopping cart and place it right underneath the shelf...and take my arms an scoop the entire supply into the cart and usually ask if they had more in the back.I would but sometimes 75+ cans at a time! i would eat 2 cans a day for a month and never got tired of it.I still to this day look in little corner stores and i when i go to the us I also look for it and if I ever find it again,I will clean that store out!
Jason - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I contacted Campbells, and got the exact same reply that Darlene got, oh and they enclosed a coupon for 50 cents off of a can of soup. I called and informed them that I didn't appreciate form letters, at which time I was told that they wanted to devote more time to their other lines. I further researched the matter only to find out that the decision not to bring it back is based solely for economic gain, they have devoted the time to produce 12 different types of Spaghettio's, now keep in mind they all taste the same, the only difference is the shape of the noodles. I have since decided that if Campbell's wants to ignore it's customers then I will ignore them, I now pass by all of their products at the store. Some may say it's a little extreme but I say why should I support a company when they think they can make me just go away with a 50 cent coupon. Their 50 cent insult cost them alot more than that.
Tammy - June 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring back Mac and cheese.....it was the best product Campbells produced. Get rid of some of the Spaghettios and soups(I know not all of them make Campbells any money)and bring this product back. Maybe just test it to see how profitable it can be and go from there. I sure they will make tons of money based on the demand from the comments left on this page.
Diane - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring back Mac and Cheese !!!! My dad raised me on this. He is 79 now and he would love it if I could bring him some home. Lots of memories . Best Mac & Cheese. We would love it !!!! Please bring it back !!!
Arly - June 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Campbells, you need some new blood in your marketing or production departments. If you google Franco American Macaroni and Cheese you would see how very very many solid, NOT POTENTIAL, but solid customers you would have for this product. Yes, sometimes you need to stop production on some products and bring out new lines to compete with your competetors. I'm 59 and have been looking for this product since it was stopped being made YEARS ago. You also need to listen to your customer base, which, again, you can see a tad of on google for this product, and bring back something that is in demand. Your company would be the basically the only one to carry a product like this, many times this can be a wonderfully successful business move. The long noodles with all the creamy cheese sauce - you don't find anything like that. I don't have to tell you that when your company is the first to bring to the market a 'new' product that is well-accepted by the comsumers it doesn't take long to have other companies try to create the same product and reap the monetary rewards with/against you. If you bring this back you would be not only getting the huge and loyal fan base of the older generations that grew up on this wonderful product - you would also have this generation bringing it into the lives of THEIR children, another generation of customers who eat the food their parents give them and then grow up still eating what they had as children. They then serve this food to THEIR children. The circle goes round and round, an ongoing continuance of tradition. Quite frankly, there aren't many products that have such a large fan base who actually take the time to search for your Franco American Macaroni and Cheese on line and in every store they ever go in and blog about it. Again, someone in your corporate offices who make the decisions regarding product demand should be given links to all the places where people talk about finding this wonderful product again. IF they are intelligent enough to have climbed the corporate ladder to get to the position they presently hold, hopefully they will be wise enough to see what so many people are wishing to purchase. NOT the Campbell's macaroni sauce thing, the real Franco American thing. I join in this group and all the groups online and people who search the stores for this product still, after it being pulled off the market so long ago, in asking that you look at the fork in your road of bringing the original back. Your fork is obvious, now give it a try and see how many people will pick up THEIR forks and purchase your products for many generations to come. SOMEONE there must have that glint in their eye telling themselves that bringing this old product back just might work and will start seriously discussing it in headquarters. Thank you for your time and your once wonderful product. Arly
Rhonda - June 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I see that someone linked a page showing the mac and cheese - but does it taste the same. I mean has anyone purchased it yet???
cori - June 18, 2010 - Report this comment
bring it back. my favorite mac and cheese ever i still keep looking for it.
Jessica - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I love this Franco American Mac and cheese it is the best stuff in the whole wide world! THE BEST! I wish that they would bring it back on the shelf's so that me and my family can purchase it and eat it all up. It was the best noodles and the best cheese ever so creamy, and delicious. I grew up eating it I'm 23 and about to have a baby and I wish I could eat thing stuff even as I type this cause I know if I was eating this my baby would be doing jumping jack in my womb right now and be like yeah now that's the stuff! My father is 62 yrs old and he grew up eating the Franco American mac and cheese ever since it came out, we all miss it. Listen Campbells seriously you need to bring this stuff back I demand it, I'm going to call you guys first thing in the morning to request it, I mean how can you not be so loyal and listen to consumers and your fan base and bring joy to our hearts and bring familes together. Come on bring it back already I want to walk down the isle next month and see this stuff on the shelves, I will be so upset if you don't bring it back. I enjoyed it more than any food ever in my life time, and I want to share this experience with my baby's and their baby's baby's and so forth. Please I beg you, bring back the Original Franco American Mac and Cheese please and I would love you guys for ever and ever!!!! Email me if you like Meatlesballz@gmail.com Thank you for your time! Now bring it back!
nini - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING BACK FRANCO AMERICAN MAC & CHEESE..LATELY I AM SO HUNGRY FOR THAT..I LOVE IT AND HAVE BEEN CRAVING FOR IT...PLEASE................
kat - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring back those creamy long noodles! this is an unforgettable memory of childhood that i know my kids would be addicted to also - c'mon, campbells - don't you see the possibilities in a new generation of franco american mac and cheese buyers? just the people on here would buy out your stock if you remade it!!
Charlie - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
You have to bring this product back......it's the best mac and cheese ever made. I Grew up on that stuff.
Gary - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I am part of the majority here. Mac and Cheese in the can was like heaven. There just wasn't any other product out there that would even come close to those long noodles and smooth cheese sauce. I can already taste it..... Give me the recipe and I will make it myself and put it back on the market. You just can't beat the best!!!!
craig - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Like all the others I too luv the stuff. Nothing like it anywhere. I come from a family of nine and I can assure you that they feel the same way as I. Bring it back.7l
Deborah - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I've searched for this product for years too.. when it first started disappearing I would buy a few cases. Miss it soooo much and wish they would bring it back. All I got from the company when I wrote to them was that it was discontinued. No explanation why or anything and the new stuff they make doesn't touch it. Nothing else does.. I wish they would at least give the recipe out so we could try to make it :) deborah.adams@gmail.com if anyone knows a recipe I would love it!
Deborah - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
btw there is a facebook group trying to convince them to at least share the recipe if they won't bring the product back which they are trying also to get them to do :) look it up on facebook.. who knows maybe it will help :)
SZA - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Check out this mega-list of PRETTY MUCH EVERY FOOD THAT HAS EVER BEEN DISCONTINUED. I stumbled upon it quite by accident. Very comprehensive, though no explanations are given as to why certain products were discontinued. http://www.refundcents.com/discontinued.asp
Kimberly Lohr - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
My husband has a recipe for "California Hot Dish" that calls for 2 cans of this. We have been looking for it for years!
BILLY B - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I WAS JUST ON THE PHONE A FEW MINUTES AGO TALKING ABOUT THIS F/A MAC AND CHEESE AND NOW I FIND MYSELF HERE, TOO COOL, I HOPE THE ''BRING IT BACK'' MOVEMENT GETS SOME REAL LEGS. OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE TRULY MISS AND WANT YOUR PRODUCT, GET IT TOGETHER AND GET IT TO THE SHELVES, IF NOT LET THE FORMULA LOOSE PLEASE. willytuner@gmail.com
Eyvan - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
This is not my first visit to fate of Franco American Mac & Cheese. I see it started years ago and is still getting active comments. Add my name to the ongoing list of people petitioning to bring it back. Keep this thread alive and maybe the mountains will move!
Debbie T - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved this product. I think all of baby boomers grew up on this. Have looked everywhere. Even this place in Virginia Beach, VA that has discontinued products. Come on Campbell's, check out all the comments and get with it.
paco - September 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I am soooo surprised how many people loved this product. I was writing my grocery list this afternoon and looking over the store flyers and next thing I know I'm dreaming of eating a can of FA Mac and Cheese...BRING IT BACK PLEASE!!!!!
Sherry - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Add another die-hard ORIGINAL FRANCO-AMERICAN MACARONI & CHEESE lover to the list who misses this delectable food product and wants it back on the supermarket shelves! I also grew up on this stuff as a child and continued to enjoy it well into my adult years (I am now 56 years young!!) and would soooooo enjoy it again. I miss this comfort food, it was the best canned macaroni & cheese!! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!! I've read all the comments posted here and see that the consumers have spoken - WE WANT OUR FRANCO-AMERICAN MAC & CHEESE!! Obviously we aren't adverse to begging and pleading so Campbells PLEASE LISTEN & BRING IT BACK. Maybe AARP should be alerted since the senior population is the strongest consumer group in the U.S. and many have been heard from on this site as wanting their favorite canned MAC & CHEESE available in their local stores. C'mon Campbells, do the right thing and make us happy! Bring it Back - FA MAC & CHEESE! There isn't anything else like it!!
Bob - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I am 61 years old and recently had a Knee operation, my family asked me what I wanted for lunch,and I sent them on a wild goose chase for Franco american cheese mac. Very disappointed they took it off the market family bougt several other makes ,but nothing measured up to the old product
Cindy Everette - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish the company would start making this product again this is my favorite can food,is the macaroni and cheese.i did not like it when i could not find it, it seems when something good they quick making it,bring it back please.
Cindy - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
As a child I was a very picky eater and cheese I only ate in a grilled cheese EXCEPT for Franco American Mac & Cheese. I loved it then and at almost 50 would love to have it once again.
sharon - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
This used to be the only food i got when going to my fathers house, and i loved it! my mother never bought it, and that was all my father bought. I just called campbells, asking about it being brought back and let them know there is a facebook site about it....it would be great to have it back!
Dave - October 28, 2010 - Report this comment
This was an important ingredient in our goulash. Never found anything to replace it. Sigh.
MacLover - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I want it back more than you can imagine. Even after all this time, I still scan the shelves hoping to find Franco-American macaroni and cheese!!! Yes, I know it was discontinued, but I keep looking...........Please bring it back!!!
MJB - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I read here every sentiment from all of you that I always had about this canned Mac n Cheese, "Worms" I called it. About 15 years ago it was sold in Big Bear, CA and I bought every can at every store that carried it and ate right out of the can!! Breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, everyday by golly! And these cans were often covered with dust, mind you. Like I was the only one interestd, PLEASE.. I contacted the company a few times and Vermont Country store and gave the labels to local supermarkets and no one claims thay can get it. Someone out there will make if if they get enough orders (demand) to produce it. Chef Boardee has canned stuff just like the dry crap in a box, you can't fool us... it has to be the thick, gloopy cheese and the thick, wide and long noodles.
kerrie - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 38 years old and still crave the taste of those delicious canned worms. I remember when I first started working at age 14. When I got paid, I would go to the market and get a couple cans for lunch and feast. OMG it was the best stuff. My daughter loved it too and there was always competition for the last can. I remember looking for it repeatedly when it first got discontinued. I thought they were just out, but after so long of searching, I started asking and found out it was discontinued. Recently with all the access to the web, I searched again. I can't believe the amount of ppl with the same fond memories and undying cravings. It seems strange that the company would ignore this demand. I know if I saw it back on the shelf, I would buy every last can of it!!!BRING IT BACK!!!!
kimmie - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm so glad its not just me! About 12 years ago, after looking in every store in town, I called and found out it was discontinued. Really would like to see it back. Please and thank you.
Paul - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Add me to the list of people missing this great product. I remember walking home from grade school for lunch each day, and my Mom having this incredible soup ready for me. I ate it several days per week - it was my favorite. I'm so very sorry to hear that Campbels won't produce the product again. Why not bring it back as a limited run product in their new "Heritage Soup" line of products? There... I just did the marketing set up for them. Plus, they can't lose money by running it on a limited run basis. Just ask a little company named McDonalds about their McRib sandwich which pops up for a couple months every few years. Seems like a no-brainer!! Paul in Milwaukee.
jayson - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
i so wish to buy that again,nothing compares to francos mac n cheese.why do they seem to wreck everything when a compant takes over?dont they care?
Dave McBrayer - December 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Try UDON Noodles mixed with Campbells cheddar cheese sauce. Close but still no cigar. But reminiscent
Pippa - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
PLEASE PLEAE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL MAC & CHEESE WITH THE THINK LONG N OODLES AND THE CREAMY CHEESE SAUCe !!!! I have looked high and low I grew up on this and now have the largest craving ever Please bring the originalback I am begging PLEASE!
Janine - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW! I thought I was the only one with fond memories looking for Franco American Macaroni and Cheese. I wanted to introduce my grandchildren to it, but could not find it anywhere.
Holly Monroe - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Looking all over for the best canned Mac & Cheese ever - cold or warm. I finally found this site and cant believe there are so many others also looking, I think its a sure sign they need to bring back due to high demand!!! Hope to see it soon or this craving my get the best of me, hee hee.
jrod - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Forget this crap. Have you ever tried the Trader Joes frozen mac and cheese. Everything else is second par.. For real.
Dennise Bruso - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss the wonderful treat of FancoAmerican Mac and Cheese. I have not tasted any I like as well. I really wish you would make it again. After eating the noodles, the sauce had many tasty uses.
Kar Bradley - February 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My younger sister LOVED everything Franco American...and affectionately called the mac & cheese "worms". It was one of her favorite things...second only to Beefaroni. Wish they'd bring it back. It's an American classic!
Kellie D - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss this so so badly. It was my only comfort food growing up. I dream that one day it will come back to me.
Robin - February 23, 2011 - Report this comment
BRING IT BACK... BRING IT BACK... Please Campbells! It IS the BEST!
Jackie - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I haven't read all the posts, and can only guess at the number. Is there a site we can contact or start a petition to forward to Campbell's.
Bernard Samstag - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Aha! There is Hope! I found a product in the freezer section of the local market called BOB EVANS SPECIAL RECIPE MACARONI & CHEESE, distributed by Bob Evans Farms in Columbus, OH. It reminded me so much of Franco American Macaroni (in the can), only it is almost better, hot, warm or cold - just like the F/A Mac product. I don't know who the chef is who creates this, but he/she must be related to the Franco American folks. Thank You, Bob Evans - whoever you are. You brought back good memories
Nance - March 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I can still see the can....It was my favorite...wish they would bring it back...Oh What Memories!!
sherry Peters - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
There are soooooo many children missing out on this. We would love to show our kids how amazing this stuff tastes. Bring it back
bruce b - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought i was the only one that thought this was great mac and cheese ..... canned or otherwise .... This was the best tasting canned product of any kind .... I really wish they would bring it back .... To the corporate miscalculators who brought about the demise of this product .... It was an Opportunity Lost
Debi - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to babysit for my mom and her payment would be a few cans of Franco American Macaroni and Cheese. At 13 years old I thought that was the best payment ever! I've been looking for it for years - as have my four brothers and sisters. I really think they should either bring it back, or have a heart and sell the recipe. I would pay for it.!!
Dorothy - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Add another one to the list. I absolutely LOVED this stuff. I am pleasantly surprised that I am not the only one. PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!!
kim - April 10, 2011 - Report this comment
close to 60 years old and still craving long noodles and cheese please bring it back. talk about comfort food one of the best
Mindi - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I love this stuff, I have been looking for years and everytime I visit Maine, where I grow up I go to the last place I bought it just in hopes of finding it. I am so sad to find out that they are no longer making it - I want to buy case loads of it to never be out again!! Please Bring it back!!
Jennifer - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I read some of the comments and skimmed through others.I saw atleast 1 person who called them worms!!!That is what me and my sister called them and we want them back too.Straight out of the can with a fork was the best,mmmmm mmmmm.
sheyla - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss this stuff everytime i go to the store i always look for it and the new mac and cheese lets just say it doesnt stand up to this..someone bring this back out!!!!!
Chris - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I wondered what happend to this wonderful product. I am 55, and as a kid growing up my Mom would not buy it. My aunt would always fix it when I spent the weekends there. I loved this stuff. Please bring it back!!!
theresa - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
i used to cook it in a frying pan loaded with pepper. i would pay 1000 dollars for 1 can!!
Bree - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad to see that I am not the only boomer who misses this product. I do wish they would bring it back.
Debra Huddleston - July 13, 2011 - Report this comment
We had the canned white cheesy mac and cheese every time we went to our Great Grandma's as kids. I use to buy it all the time when I got out into the world on my own. I moved almost 900 miles away in the south and just thought they didn't sell it down there. When I moved back in 3 years later then I couldn't find it anywhere. Now I know why; I really miss that mac & cheese. I hope that Campbells sees all of us that love it and would put it back on the markets. That would be so super cool!!!
Dianne Conaway - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I have craving that mac and cheese fa was the best..I see I am not alone..lets see what we can do
Thomas Santone - July 26, 2011 - Report this comment
The only way Campbells will bring it back is if you all STOP buying their other Spaghetti O's crap! Just don't buy all those different shaped and same tasting inferior products. Take it from an ITALIAN! The 2 best Franco American products in cans was and is the regular Spaghetti (still made under Campbells name) and like you all say the Macaroni and Cheese Sauce. That is it! Now only one survives. So much for the younger generation knowing better huh? You want it? Do something that Campbells cares about. Don't buy their other products. I want it too...
Sue V - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Please bring back your old Mac and Cheese. I don't care if it looks like earthworms. I hate the boxed stuff and all the frozen stuff on the markets today. My son and I were just talking about how much we would make it for lunches it was the best. As far as the difference between the frozen garbage out there and the Franco Mac and Cheese is I will take the perseratives before the high sodium that is used in any frozen food. Please reconsider and bring it back.
Robert - August 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I was glad to see this forum, I was beginning to wonder if my Franco American, white, saucy, long-macaroni noodle memory was some dream I had... I emailed the link above with this comment... •http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/11/CLID/130/N/4161/Campbells_Franco_American_Entrees.htm "This was the best macaroni and cheese product ever on the market (a creamy, white cheese with almost a soupy sauce and long, supple, tender, white mararoni noodles... it was so moist and juicy, not like the dried out cardboard they call macaroni and cheese today. I sincerely hope you put it back on the market (without all the modern crap like high fructose corn syrup, msg and its wicked step sisters) --I would certainly buy several cases right off the bat." Robert
Darlene B. - August 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I really miss this product also. It is the best canned mac & cheese that I have ever eaten. To date, I do not eat can mac & cheese. "I wish that this product can be ordered on line", since the company will not stock it on our supermarket shelves. Please consider a way for purchase! We love it!
Savanah R - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Franco american mac and cheese was the bomb, the best can mac in the world nothing else comes close.I am on a mission to get some cans for my mom.......HELP CAMPBELLS bring it back are you arware of this consumer need/want!?
Madeline - August 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up eating franco american macandcheese and i loved it we made a tuna casserole with it. The best thing i have ever ate please come back to me!!!! I miss eating eat i wish they would make it again!!!!!
Anita - August 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up on this product and hadn't realized it was gone. Please, Campbell's, bring it back!!!!!!!!!!
Corey Hall - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I too am seriously missing this stuff. It was me and my sister's favorite lunch in the 80's. Hot or cold from the can. We even got it when we moved to Germany. I love trying to explain its large wormy noodles and the yummy white cheese awesomeness to friends that never heard of it. Please BRING MY FRANCO AMERICAN MAC & CHEESE BACK!!!!!
Tim - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I gotta have the original! In the can! Preferibly the kind you have to take an opener to! The only reason I'm here looking is because!!! I'm 52 and I totally agree, this is the best! F a bunch of Spaggite Ossssssss!
Cari Mottor - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
O.M.G. My brother Corey and I have talked about this time and time again!Just what he says.....Please bring back my Franco American Mac & Cheese!!!!A te it everyday for lunch going to school!Miss it so much.Best lunch ever!My mom had the whole pantry shelf fully stocked!
Lucky712 - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
LOVED this as a kid! Now I'm 36 and trying to find a good recipe that will give them an idea of how good it really was. Why don't they bring it back???!!! Come on FA...there are seriously a TON of people on here looking for it! Get with the program!
Mary G - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG my brother and I, who are now in our 50's where just talking about the canned Mac & Cheese that we ate and LOVE from back in the day. I WOULD BUY this canned product over ANY CANNED mac product if it were available today. PLEASE, PLEASE, OMG PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!
Christine - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Add a can of cheap peas and a can of salmon! What you get is salmon pea wiggle! Can't make it anyother way! Anyone got a good recipe I can replace it with?
Heather - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister and I would fight over who had more in their bowl! We LOVED this product so much! It really should be brought back in it's original form.. SO good. I'd probably buy it by the case and eat it every day for lunch. I'm a mac n cheese junkie to begin with..
Tina - September 29, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was growing up my father was a truck driver. My mom had tons of cans of Mac-N-Cheese, BUT WE WEREN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE IT. She saved it for my father when he got home from a long haul. On few occasions we were allowed to have it. In fact we call it "Dad's Mac-N-Cheese." I really wish that you would bring it back, that was the best that I have EVER tasted. PLEASE BRING IT BACK FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND SEE HOW WELL THE SALES ARE, THEN DECIDE WHETHER TO KEEP IT ON THE MARKET OR NOT. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, I MISS THIS MAC SO MUCH. But we are probably just wasting out time, Campbells probably doesn't even read these.
Todd - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow I knew this stuff was good and that I missed it personally but I didn't know this many others felt the same way! I tracked down a label of the original yellow can with an ingredient list and it's interesting how there are actually no preservatives or chemicals listed other than MSG. The label can be found here: http://theimaginaryworld.com/milkoo08.jpg I would love it if they would bring back this product but its probably not too likely....:-(
Andrea - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey everyone, if you really would like Campbells to bring back Franco American canned mac and cheese, The best stuff in a can. Call Campbells and ask to bring it back. I just called and they would probably do something if enough people call. The toll free number is 1-888-711-0358. Call now please
Joseph Spalletta - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Come-on Campbells, what's the problem? You once had one of the tastiest products, ever. I'm talking about The Franco American Macaroni & Cheese. You seem to cater to baby food, now. Spaghettios, spaghettios up the cazoo. Leave the baby food to Gerber.I want my Mac & Cheeze back. Long thick Spaghetti, with a delicious cheeze sauce. Why oh why did you stop making a superior product and start making baby food? You had people of all ages enjoy this product, so what did you do? Your canned spaghetti's are for 3 year olds. Wize up.
Cathy Herrington - October 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss your Mac & Cheese! Please bring it back on the market so that my family can enjoy this dish from my childhood!
sharo - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
omg, i am not alone, i loved this stuff when i was a kid and wish they would bring "heaven in a can" back.i looked for soo long but never found anything. we need to call and make them bring it back. call them,and demand it.
sharo - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
can we forward this page to cambells? i dont know how to show them we all want it back?
Jennifer - November 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Franco American Mac-n-cheese is the best stuff on earth. Why did they always have to discontinue something that is great. I can say that if it ever came back out on the market,I woluld bye everyone I could.
Nadarah - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Franco American Mac-n-cheese with the white cheese sauce & fried hot dogs this was my every friday after school meal
tammi - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
hello my name is tammi and i am 43 years old i have been looking for franco mac/cheese for more then 20 yrs, i wanted to give this great mac/cheese to my children. i am asking for franco to bring back the great mac/cheese. please dont make any changes to it. i will be 1 of the 1st to buy by the case, affraid there will be no more.pls pls pls pls bring back franco mac/cheese
neicie - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
grandma danamite said if u cant bring franco american mac/cheese back, can u come as close to the recipe as poss. there i said it & meant it.
tammi 1969 baby - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
pls pls pls bring back franco american mac/cheese
Darlene - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I always loved the Franco American Mac and Cheese. I looked for it for a long time. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Please make it again. Thanks.
dave - November 14, 2011 - Report this comment
çome on folks. I miss the stuff too, but the people at Campbells aren't stupid, especially in the economic era. The bottom line is profit and if our beloved FAMC fit into their profit picture you would see it on the shelves in three weeks, and they'd probably copy the old label. Corporations have brains and eyes and ears and limbs, but theyhave no heart.
patricia - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved this as a kid ...i ate it everyday after school....and I would have loved to let my children grow up and love this too...! I would buy it by the case if they were to start selling it again...!!! please .... :)
Mac - November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up with the Franco American Mac & Cheese. My family had a family reunion this past Thanksgiving. My father and my aunt are 85 & 93 respectively. My sister said she thought this would be a good time to use the las two cans of Mac & Cheese that we had. I cooked it and it turned out real well. It had been a long time since I cooked it. Please bring IT back. Thats the only dish I can cook that I am willing to serve to others.
JoAnn - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My Aunt made my favorite childhood side dish with Franco American Mac and Cheese. It was made with the long noodles, spinach, cheddar cheese, green onions and french fried onions. It is sooooo disappointing that I cannot make this any more. No other brand tastes even remotely close. Please bring back the Mac and Cheese!!!!!!!!!!!
Karin - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to make the canned mac/cheese with sliced vienna sausages...I was in the early to mid 50's and one of the things my mom would let me fix myself. From a can, in a pan, and then a bowl. So yummy and easy and kids love it. No it's not the healthiest, but then we played outside all day so it didn't matter. Bring it back!! If we "seniors' remember it and want it it must be good.
Pete1954 - December 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I Too Remember The Great Taste Of This GREAT PRODUCT!!!!!!!!.My Brother & I Ate It Right Out Of The Can. THE BEST FOOD EVER INVENTED!!!!!The Last Time I Remember Buying It In Ft. Worth,Tx. Was In Jan.,1990. PLEASE BRING IT BACK. WOULD BUY IT AGAIN ON THE SPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jane` - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't make my mother's famous delicious recipe w/o his mac and cheese!!! My husband is so disappointed as is my 85 year old mother. PLEASE PLEASE CAMPBELL'S...Just bring it back!!
Crystal S - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
My father keeps bragging about this. Has a recipe and cant make it without this. PLEASE BRING IT BACK
Diane Williams - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom used to make Franco-American macaroni and cheese when I was a kid...I carried on the tradition after I got married for my kids...I think of it often...wish it were here so my grandkids would know how good it was too.I'll be the first to buy it again!!!
Jeff T - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED it as a kid and miss it now. I've looked all over for a can and didn't know it was discontinued. I hope they bring it back.
Clyde Mc - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring it back!!!!
Terry De Lorenzo - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I also have been looking all over for Franco mac and cheese. Why was it taken off the market? I would eat it hot or cold! It should be brought back.
JD - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Where can I find the orginal Mac and Cheese from the 80's. It was the best
Bill Bornhoeft - January 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I always used to bringa couple of cans of FA Mac and Cheese on overnights when I was in the Boy Scouts...really delicious stuff and so filling. My mom used to serve it alot for dinner. Been looking for it for years. Bring it back Campbells!!!!!
susan coulter - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
please bring it back
Amanda - February 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff I want it back!!!
Bill Bordner - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom used to fix that for lunch alot when I was a kid in the 60s and most of the time she would mix in tuna fish to stretch it a little more. really miss the stuff
Susan - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Looks like slews of us want Franco American Macaroni & Cheese back on our grocery store shelves. I just wrote to Campbells.com, clicked on the "Send Us Feedback" box and wrote them my plea. Perhaps if all of us Franco-American Mac & Cheese fans did the same, it might get the ball rolling. It just takes a minute to write and maybe soon, we'll all be noshing on our favorite childhood treat! Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
jL - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
go to uK-groceries com under canned pasta. Heinz is close in the UK. But there and better is Sainsbuy's (a store brand) mac and cheese is almost exact, except for the noodles are a bit different. these people will get a case for you on request even though its not on the site.
Dale - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I just emailed Campbell's and asked why this was discontinued. Don't understand why companies do this when they take over another company. I am 60 years old and it was a favorite of my childhood. I told them it was on my bucket list to eat a can of this stuff before I die........
lucy - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up on this mac and cheese. Miss it still.. Kids dont know what they are missing. Healthy probably not but sooooo good. what a shame that they arent making it anymore.
Dottie - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I cannot believe that I posted here in 2009, and I am still waiting. What does it take for Campbells to bring this back? Sigh.
Joe - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I loved this stuff in the eighties. It would be a great product to bring back
Adrastia - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
This stuff was actually pretty good. And I don't even like macaroni and cheese. I ate it in the 80s as a kid. i could no longer stomach the Chef Boyardee stuff. It gave e kiddie heartburn. So I wanted to try something different. It actually tasted like cheese and not fake orange stuff.
Bakapuma - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I use to eat this a my grandmother's house when I was a kid. What a whole lot of found memories. The taste of that stuff would bring back again. Wish they would re-release it.
gina rizzo - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I REALLY MISS IT!!! I LOVED IT RIGHT OUT OF THE CAN. CHEF BOY AR DEE TRIED TO MAKE IT IN A CAN NOW, AND ITS DISGUSTING... I WISH YOU COULD BRING IT BACK
Mike Gratton - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Franco -American mac n cheese in a can-the sauce and long noodles were very unique.I could eat it daily-from the can or on a plate! I would love for Campbells to bring this product back (it seems odd they do not with the demand ) I wonder if Franco- American did not sell the recipe/or it was lost/source for the sauce was lost? I would love to hear from a former Franco-American exec/sales etc.
Noelle - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
As a child I was a very picky eater, this was my favorite thing to eat. This became my craving when I was pregnant with both my boys and I couldn't find it any where. I was extremely disappointed when I contacted Campbell's and found out they discontinued making it. I got the same response as Darlene. Please bring it back!!
MarB - April 14, 2012 - Report this comment
My brother and I were reminiscing today about the Franco American mac n'cheese....we crave it!!! Can't believe some of these comments are 5 years old and Campbell's haven't taken the cue! What a shame...I'm sure it would be a real money maker...and oh, I eat organic, fresh food as a rule, but if this product came back I would still buy it!
MommaMac - April 23, 2012 - Report this comment
It's a shame that we baby-boomers cannot share one of our childhood favorites with our children and grandchildren. It's really Franco-UnAmerican. Still hoping someone listens.
Debbie H - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I, too, grew up on Franco-American Macaroni & Cheese. I served it to my children & they loved it, too. My grandchildren do not know what they are missing. No other macaroni & cheese in a can could possibly stand up to it. Discontinuing this product was a questionable business decision on Campbell's part. I, too, wish they would bring it back. I would buy it by the case also.
Pat G - May 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I have searched for years like everyone else. I called years ago to the company too. Still nothing. I can not find anything else even close enough to pretend to like as much. PLEASE Campbells bring it back before I die so I can try it one more time!
Jack - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! What great testimonials. I am 66 years old and hate that I never tried the macaroni and cheese. I grew up on the Franco-American spaghetti and then Campbell's, buying at least 10 cans a week. That, too, was taken off the market about 2009. Loved the stuff. Hate the spaghetti-o's. They taste nothing like the spaghetti. Closest I've found is Kroger's brand, and they are a distant second, but I am going to see if they carry macaroni and cheese. Maybe they are close on that too. Since I never had the original, I won't be able to compare, but I know when something is good and when it's not.
greg - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
pls join https://www.facebook.com/groups/260783892231/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/50699077536/ thanks
emere - June 17, 2012 - Report this comment
actually, FA was the second best. ANN PAGE from A&P grocery (Blue and white label with a chef on it) was the best I've ever had and it's no longer made and never will be again :( I only got FA if they were out of Ann Page. so many people have retro and throwback things, FA could make a fortune on it.
Sandi Nahmias - June 22, 2012 - Report this comment
My family grew up on this. It is truly missed. I hope they bring it back. Nothing comes close.
Crystal - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring it back!!! I miss it so much. I grew up on FA Mac & cheese! I craved it pregnant all the time! I know it has been gone for many years but I still wish I had a can! I would even lick my bowl clean when I was a child! It was the best ever!!!
emere - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Of course, Campbell's who bought FA neither responds nor cares about email submissions. There's always a choice of brands on the grocery store shelf :-))
Ron - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Please Please bring back FA macaroni and cheese.Campbell's has always been the best and should add this product back to your inventory.Don't know why or who made the decision to discontinue it,but they were totally WRONG. BELIEVE ME. 73 AND STILL CRAVING.
penny - July 18, 2012 - Report this comment
please bring back the best mac and cheese me and my sister love this mac and cheese so much we would buy it buy the cases if you bring it back we both love it and i just found out day july 18,2012 they no longer make it so please bring it back......................
Jeremy - July 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Absolutely love this Mac N Cheese.. Dont know how long the shelf life of this stuff is though. However found a web grocer that says they have it.. http://www.keyfood.com/pd/FrancoAmerican/Macaroni-and-Cheese/14-75-oz/051000027016/ If anyone is brave enough please let me know how it turns out...
Kevin - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I Think I got it.Been trying for a year to duplicate.Buy udon noodles they come in similar package as ramen noodles.Will usually be in international aisle.Add 1 package to boiling water cook for about 6 minutes drain and add small bottle of Bertolli fetucinne until almost covered and mix. This comes pretty close
Kevin - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Eating it right now.It has the long thick noodles we remember, the creamy cheese sauce ,sauce is a little stronger but this does work.Daughter slurping out of pot as I am writing this.
Heidi - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I think the noodles that were used are bucatini. They are long, thick hollow noodles, similar to udon, but don't taste like play-doh. Now to get the sauce right! :)
Psy - September 03, 2012 - Report this comment
been searching for this for years just never looked for it online T^T.....love it cold out of the can....plz plz plz bring it back...but only if its exactly the same or forget it
dee - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
it looks like after years of begging we are still being ignored. My kids loved this. They would all rush home from school for lunch, and this was what they wanted. The best mac and cheese in a can ever....so why can't we get it back again. All new crap out there, that can't hold a candle to the tried and proven. Come on, bring it back.
JOKAH - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
http://foodthoughtsofachefwannabe.blogspot.com/2012/09/by-spousal-request-franco-american-mac.html
daniel diller - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
bring this produt back I AND MY GIRLFRIEND love the mac and cheese in a can..
Melissa - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff when I was little. Ate it all the time. Just bought some of the Boyardee Mac and Cheese in the can for my kids to try. Yuck! Not the same. Too orange and not mild and creamy like the Franco American. Campbell's, please bring back the original recipe!!!!!
Melissa - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Campbell's comment page links: http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/IDEAS/default.aspx I just sent it in under "Ideas for Innovation."
Anna - October 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring it back to the shelves. This was the best MAC and Cheese ever!!!
Frances Ann - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey you guys! Bring it back. It makes the best tuna cassarole ever!!!
Andrea - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up on this Mac and Cheese and was very sad to see it discontinued :( PLEASE bring back this small token of my childhood! I promise to buy it by the case :)
Michelle - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom passed away this summer. I was going thru her recipe boxes, looking for a particular recipe. I came across one recipe for "Hamburger Casserole". It was the "go to" recipe, kinda like spaghetti. The recipe had Franco American Mac and Cheese in it. At the store....couldn't find it. Decided to google it. I can't believe this wonderful stuff has been discontinued! And I'll never be able to taste the memories of mom's hamburger casserole again.....that's just sad. Everyone should be able to relive precious memories. May seem silly to some...but not to me and my brother. Campbell's, seems you would profit BIG time by bringing this back for even a limited time. Just sayin'....
dragonfirefly - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring it back....Omg... The best Mac and cheese
Collene - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't believe they discontinued Franco-American Macoroni and cheese. I love the stuff.....cant they bring it back???
Evelyn - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss it so much. I used to fry some bacon, drain it and pour a can of it right over the bacon. It was the most delicious thing in the world. Whose idea was it to get get rid of it anyway? I wish they would bring it back.
Stephen - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
So I'm not crazy.. I've been searching grocery stores and the internet for years trying to find a Franco-American Macaroni & Cheese source. What a shame it's not produced anymore. My siblings and I grew up in the 70's and early 80's with working parents. Our after school and summer vacation staple was Franco-American. Can we somehow convince Campbell's to bring it back? Let's us the power of social media! Contact me if you want to create a facebook page. comency@yahoo.com. Peace!
Edward Krause - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved the Mac and cheese also. I would think that someone who is handy should copy all of thse comments and then send them to Campbell's. I have to believe that someone there might have a brain and think thgat if this many people liked it, millions of others would too.
Bill - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought I was going crazy trying to find someone who carried the macaroni and cheese. Store managers kept telling me that they can't get it anymore and I was not the only one asking for it. To compensate I have been experimenting with recepies that I have come up with, and can make mac and cheese that is very close to the FA I loved so much. I am still trying to get the blend of five cheeses right and am very close. My friends who also desire it say it is right on. It is really hard to tell the difference now. It takes quite a while to make it as it is quite a complex process, but it is very close.
Pam - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring back this product or give a recipe for it. IT was absolutely the BEST macaroni and cheese ever made for a can. We have been searching for this for over 15 years and had no idea they quit making it. Campbells, PLEASE bring this back, sales would be plentiful!!!!
cindy - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring Back This Macaroni and Cheese ,i love this stuff ,if it comes back make it just like it was please don't change anything this was my favorite.i am sure you would make good off of it.bring back.
Justina - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to love F/A Mac n cheese! I would go grocery shopping with my mom and as soon as we got home and the groceries were put away, I would open up a ca, pour it into a bowl and start slurping :) it was good hot too, but I loved it cold!!! I hope that Campbell's will bring it back!
William - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Totally the best. No canned macaroni and cheese was even close. God, I still remember that taste! Mmmmm Good!
Bill - March 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I tried the Jimmy Dean's Mac and Cheese with Tuna and breadcrumbs...it was very very close to the taste of what I recall...the only difference was the elbow mac vs the long noodles and it was a little thicker but a bit of milk would fix that...
Jon - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
That was by far the best Mac and cheese out there. I would love to find one more can of it. Bring it back!!!!!!
Naila - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Ive also looked everywhere....for my fav mac and cheese...how can we all write the company and ask it be put back on the market?
Naila - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I wrote a comment on francoamerican.com and asked they put this back in the markets...I urge you to also send a comment to them....on bottom on the site is a contact us with comments so please do so lets try to get this back on the market
Rob - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
What year were they in their prime, Nalia? I was in college in the '80s and swear I enoyed Franco American Macaroni and Cheese all the the time, but was too high to notice the lable! But I miss it so much, just like those days.
Alan LaBerge - March 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I sent Campbell a recommendation to start making it again (since they bought Franco American). They pretty much said that they know what the public wants, and thanks. I feel that the cancelled product was one of America's best comfort food. Cambells marketing department should be fired for not even giving remarketing it a second thought. It was really annoying when they would not give me the recipe even though they had no intention to reintroduce it. Oh well, I still smile when I think of eating a can. I probably spent a 100 hours trying to find another product, with no luck. If anyone finds another like product, please let us know.
Rose - March 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Campbell should give a reason why they can't seem to bring Franco American Mac and Cheese back. Anyone can see how much it is missed and so in DEMAND. Those cans were a staple for me when I moved into my first place some 35+ years ago. I never realized how many people were craving this until I happened to find this site. Please bring it back!
Stanley Steamer from Cleveland - March 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey Alan LaBerge and Rose Bishop. I knew a neighbor that worked as a marketing department manager for Cambells. He was the least intelligent person I ever met. Drunk he admitted niether he, nor any of his marketing personel gave a rats behind about bringing back old products even if they would do well. Said the moral was so low some even tried to hurt the company. The only honest, or even semi-honest thing he ever said. True story and one I now see is fact. As far as Campbell's not giving out the recipe, they're just plain mean folks on top of that. They guy I'm taking about would get drunk can call other neighbors wives; and not for a card game.
Tonya - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I tried Chef Boyardee brand mac and cheese today for lunch HOPING it tasted similar to Franco American's... what a disappointment. I loved Franco American's mac n cheese. The noodles were longer and the cheese taste was so unique. Wish they would bring it back or give out the recipe.
Randall - April 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Please bring it back loved as a kid lunch mostly I came home at lunch it was very filling cold hot did not matter very quick to prepare , I have not tasted this product for about 15 years just got my youngest daughter on it then it was taken off market im 58 and truly miss it PLEASE BRING IT BACK my other kids it kraft boxed junk no taste to it garbage THKS RJC coburg ont.
Lindsay - April 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff and have a deathly craving right now! I have found one that tastes identical...its Heinz canned Mac and cheese you could get it at Pete's Frootique in Canada a couple years ago but haven't seen it in awhile. But i hear you can order it from the UK since its still made over there. Tried the chef boyardee and its disgusting but trust me, when I had the Heinz a couple years ago there was no mistaking that unforgettable taste.
MICHAEL - April 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I was just telling my wife who is 10 years younger and a 90's kid just how great the sauce and noodles were when i was a kid in the 80's!!! I am soo hungry for this product right now!!!!
Debra F. - April 29, 2013 - Report this comment
This stuff is da bomb!!! Pleaseeeeeeee put it back on the market. I can still taste it when I sit here and think about it. It was the BEST!
sally - May 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I used a pkg. of Udon noodles and mixed a can of cheddar cheese from Campbells with 3/4 cup of milk and it was pretty close to what I remember it tasting like. Try it!
sally - May 03, 2013 - Report this comment
For those who don't know what udon noodles are, you can find them in any market that has an Asian food section. I bought mine at Walmart. I got part of the recipe from FoodThoughtsOfaChefwannabe
Lowell - May 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Mom served Franco American Mac and Cheese to my sister and I often. I hadn't had it for quite some time and then in the 80's found it stocked at a Lunds store west of Minneapolis. I changed my shopping habit and began to frequent Lunds just for the franco American Mac and Cheese. Often store stocks were depleted. I simply returned and, when available, bought as many as they had. In the late 90's the manufacturer discontinued the product which I thought a gross marketing mistake as the product was so popular that the shelves were often empty. Campbells should bring the the product back and market it as agressively as the do with the "melting snow boy and hot soup" ad.
RB - May 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Agree with everyone. I used to eat this stuff whether it was breakfast lunch or dinner. It had a comforting taste/flavor. I can't even find the fat noodle that it had!! I am not sure if it's in here, but does anyone know why it was taken of the market?
peggy hickman - June 13, 2013 - Report this comment
my sister loves this mac and cheese. she thinks this is yhe only brand. i sure hope cambells will bring this back.i would buy her a case to start.
Rainie - June 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I am so disappointed that Franco American Mac and Cheese is no longer available.... has anyone ever had a cheese sauce comparable to that ummmmm ummm good cheese sauce?
Barbara - June 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Who do we write to to have them bring this product back? Can we start a potition to get it back obviously there is a market for this product they would make millions who do we contact? The kids of today are like the kids of yesterday and the product is in high demand now! PLEASE BRING BACK OUR FRANCO AMERICAN MAC AND CHEESE!!!!!! WE ALL LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
Amanda D - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Found someone who did a CopyCat recipe... Haven't tried it yet, but thought you all would like to. http://www.foodthoughtsofachefwannabe.com/2012/09/by-spousal-request-franco-american-mac.html
Nany - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG So miss the Franco--American spaghetti in a can. Campbell's does not even come close. Same with spaghetti-o's. Shere are they???
Sharyn - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
If you brought the product back you could market it with tons of baby boomers backing it. As someone else said even if it was for a short time it would be good to see how it sales.
trella - July 11, 2013 - Report this comment
me & my daughter was on the phone 3 weeks ago and we was talking bout food that not only her but me as well i was about 8 when i first taste it so when i had my children and they were old enough to eat table food that was the main thing i could get thwm to eat more than anything else so we were talk n the other day n she said mom where can we find franco american mac&cheese from i told her i didnt think that they sell it any more it would be nice if they put it back on the selves again because there is no other company in the world that makes as good as franco american this is so not right so im asking you to please put it back on the selves
veronica@veronicaellis.com - July 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I love the old mac n cheese. If twinkies made a comeback, how bout something for us savory folks?
Chris - July 16, 2013 - Report this comment
let me start by saying that I don't really care for macaroni and cheese...not the micro kind ,boxed or even homemade.But, the other day someone brought up Franco American Mac and Cheese,and it reminded me that that was the one and only kind that I absolutely loved.I can taste it just thinking about it.I don't know if Campbells sees these comments,but,I'd love to share a can with my daughter,who is a huge mac and cheese lover!!!
Betty Boop - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Grew up in Maryland back in the 50's - Franco Mac n Cheese was the bomb - please bring it back - loved eating it with hot dogs until the 80's
melissa - August 23, 2013 - Report this comment
found it http://www.keyfood.com/pd/FrancoAmerican/Macaroni-and-Cheese/14-75-oz/051000027016/
3 Stewards - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
My sisters and I (47, 45, and 43) all grew up on this stuff and LOVED IT!!! We bought our last cans while in college in the 1990's. We were just strolling down memory lane and agree, ALL OF US would buy that soup again, if we could get our hands on it!!! Please bring it back!!
Sharon Hamilton - September 20, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom would make it when I was sick with ma upset tummy,and it made it all better.It really did.please make it again.:)
Brenda Beggs - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
My oldest 'child' (he's 30) is craving some Franco~American Mac 'n Cheese and his siblings and I all agree, Bring IT Back! I never seem to understand why all the GOOD STUFF is discontinued and we get left with some of the cruddy stuff we had today! Please CAMPBELL'S !!! For the love of everything good...bring back your Franco-American Mac 'n Cheese!!! I grew up on it, my kids grew up eating it, and we all miss it and still have cravings for it to be in our pantries again...it was a staple in our household, like butter, milk, and bread!
Debra - October 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Please bring this back it was the best. I used to eat it with chocolate milk.
Yanda - October 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I've just emailed campbell's, requesting this be brought back. If you pop by this page, do the same.
nostalgic33 - November 27, 2013 - Report this comment
campbells makes macncheese under the spaghettios line and claim "real" cheddar cheese and they claim its the same recipe as franco American. to me it tastes too fake but maybe its just my taste budgs going weird
rhonda - December 02, 2013 - Report this comment
http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/connect-with-campbell/email
Gee Gee - December 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm 38 now and I remember my mom as a single parent would get home Fairly late from work. She always seemed to have a stock of the good ole Franco American Mac and cheese. I've tried all kinds and nothing can compare. Man I miss that stuff!
kym - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
My sister's and i used to eat this mac n cheese all threw the 70's and early 80's. They need to bring it back!!!! It was my little sisters favorite she called it yellow sketti...and still does at age 44. PLEASE BRING IT BACK. IAM CALLING 800 NUMBER :-)
Judy Morris - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this product for years. I miss this so much. Was best served on toast. I Loved it, and would even buy it by the case if need be to have it on the shelf again. There is nothing that tasted like this recipe.
Vicky - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
As kids we called it worms. We didn't get it often since I'm sure it wasn't all that good for you, but we loved it. We still think back to those days and would to have it again.
James - March 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I really miss this classic comfort food of the 80's. If Pepsi can bring back the 80's formula as "Throwback Pepsi" then certainly Campbell's can develop a marketing campaign for this famous Mac n' Cheese. The challenge is levied.
Eileen - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I would SO love it if you put this product back on the market. I have tried Chef Boyardee mac n' cheese in a can and it isn't half as good as the mac n' cheese you used to make. Why not bring it back????

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