No one here at the Tattoodo office would have survived college if it weren’t for Kraft Mac and Cheese. This amazingly cheap bright orange-glowing manna is a meal in and of itself. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t totally taste like shit. We’re paying homage to the corporate giant Kraft and their amazing product with some pictures of delectable mac and cheese tattoos.
The story of prepackaged mac and cheese begins just over one hundred years ago in 1916. James Lewis Kraft developed a patented method of processing cheese with emulsifying salts to give it a longer shelf-life. A few years later, during the Great Depression, a St. Louis area salesman began selling pasta with grated cheese attached to the box with a rubber band. Kraft seized upon this idea, and in 1937 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (simply Kraft Dinner to our Canadian readers) was brought into this world.
The popularity of the prepackaged combo was born out of necessity. During World War II, rationing of meat and dairy products coupled with a large female workforce that no longer had as much time (or nearly as many resources) to prepare dinner created a captive market for the new entrée. Kraft also made a small fortune in government requisitions for the armed forces.
And just like that, Kraft had firmly entrenched its product in the hearts and stomachs of a large North American market, and its popularity has never once faltered. Who among us doesn’t love a good hearty bowl of Kraft Mac and Cheese? It’s reliability has made it a staple for generations.
While our adult jobs at Tattoodo provide us with the salaries necessary to justify purchasing the more upscale prepackaged instant macaroni and cheeses, we still fondly remember all the times in our lives when that familiar blue box saved our asses from starvation. As a tribute to this fine product and corporation, we’ve assembled some scrumptious-looking mac and cheese tattoos. All of these pics just make our mouths water at the sight of that creamy orange delight. Though tattoo ink may not taste as good as a hot bowl of macaroni and cheese (and I know it doesn’t because of a bet I lost with my editor, Charlie), these pieces are all delicious.
If these mac and cheese tattoos didn’t make you hungry, we don’t know what will. Thank you so much, Kraft Foods, for your years of benevolent deliciousness.