Rockford Man Sues Kraft After Eating an “Emotionally Distressful” Box of Macaroni & Cheese
Have you ever brought something home from the store like a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, or a can of soup and after having tasted or tried the product thought "this is so bad, I wish I could sue these guys"?
Rockford resident Matthew Ashcraft is really doing something about it. Ashcraft is accusing Kraft of tampering with his box of Macaroni & Cheese and suing them for emotional distress.
Does he have a case? Let's take a closer look.
First, I need to open my pantry and get the blue and gold Kraft Macaroni & Cheese box. I don’t have any time for messing around.
Now you’re telling me I've have to actually make this? Great. I’ll just open it on the side where it’s perforated for “easy open”.
After wrestling with the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese box for some time, I think this Ashcraft fella might be on to something. I decided once my thumb was almost blistered, to give up the "easy" method and just rip the top off.
Apparently the noodles don’t come pre-cooked. Bogus. Now I have to use my own water AND Tupperware bowl to make Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Distress level: HIGH.
What is this? I need to use my own ingredients? A half stick of butter? I was planning on using the butter for a fabulous banana bread recipe that my grandmother gave me. Oh well, maybe some other time.
Milk? What the? I needed that for something. Good thing it’s close to the “sell by” date. If I had to use brand new milk for my Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, I’d have a real problem.
Now it’s time for the dreaded cheese powder packet. I know when I open the packet, it’s going everywhere…yup, it did. Who’s going to clean this up for me? No takers? Distress level: VERY HIGH
I’m finally done. The macaroni has been cooked and drained, the powder, milk and butter have been added and now it’s time to eat. I now need to mix it and use one of my own spoons?
I had to mix the ingredients for almost a full 60 seconds. I almost felt a drip of sweat while mixing. If I dirty my clothes from working too hard, who’s going to clean them? Kraft? I don't think so. This is a raw deal. Distress level: LIVID
After finishing an entire box by myself in record time, It is well worth the "distress" of making the blue and gold box of cheesy goodness. Forget it. You win Kraft. Your macaroni and cheese is delicious. According to the article, Matthew Ashcraft was attempting to settle out of court. If the offer was a lifetime supply of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, he needed to drop the suit and just accept. Distress level: Full and relaxed