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Though the wide variety of both tubular pastas and cheeses means there’s theoretically a near-infinite number of different macaroni and cheeses in the universe, none of them are loaded with the ooey, gooey nostalgia of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. There’s just something about that powdered cheese product that hits the spot, making for a mac & cheese high that most of us have been chasing since childhood.

If you’re one of those people who wishes they could just hoard all of that cheesy goodness, I’m happy to report that your dreams just came true: it turns out you can buy a whopping 20.7 ounce shaker of Kraft’s “cheese topping” and sprinkle it to your heart’s content. No longer must we be constrained by the pitiful amount of cheese dust contained within those white envelopes. The future is now, and it’s full of bounteous, bold flavors.

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To buy: $11;

The best part about this magic shaker of goodness is that you are under no obligation to only spread this stuff on macaroni. Sprinkle it on microwave popcorn to recreate the orange, cheesy flavor that seems to only exist in those three-flavor holiday tins. Mix it with water for a cheesy sauce that you can use to trick children (or yourself) into eating vegetables. Put it on mashed potatoes! Dessert! Just make a sauce that you can chug directly from the pot! The only limits on this cheese topping’s application are your creativity and sense of culinary adventure.

Your new go-to kitchen accessory is available on Amazon for $11 and at places like BJ’s for just $6.99. There’s no telling how quickly any reasonable cheese lover would go through this thing, so you might as well just buy up a bunch at once to be safe. In no time, you’ll probably adopt “when in doubt, shake it out” as your kitchen mantra.