The Cheesiest Bunch

When my oldest daughter Sarah was eight, she read about Kraft’s annual “Blue Box Kid” contest on the back of a mac and cheese box. The basics of the contest went something like this: write a story, create an image, or produce a video proclaiming your undying love for this mass-produced macaroni and cheese food product and win something in return. As an added bonus, you got to keep most of your soul.

At any rate, it sounded like a great daddy-daughter project and we gave it a shot. But rather than listen to me ramble on for another three hundred words, let’s just get to the final result(s):

We submitted our entry, heard nothing for months, and figured that was that. But lo and behold we eventually got a letter in the mail telling us that we’d been awarded a coveted “honorable mention” spot. (My guess is one of the stipulations of the contest was the child had to do all the work and it’s a bit obvious dad helped out a bit on this one. Otherwise we totally would have pwned everyone else.) Some time after the letter showed up we got a free T-shirt and a year’s supply of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, which, in their terms was a case of fifty boxes. In return, eight years later, Kraft got this free advertising. How ’bout that.

9 Responses to “The Cheesiest Bunch”

Vicki said
November 17, 2009 at 2:34 am

Love it!!! What a neat father/daughter memory!
You both did an amazing job.
She is a beauty!!

Love me some mac ‘n cheese

tuscanystone said
November 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

Awwww, that’s gotta be first prize in my book! How sweet πŸ™‚

Tusc πŸ˜€

TexasDeb said
November 17, 2009 at 9:37 am

A case of 50 of the blue boxes? And thus begins the saga of Charlie, Dad to the Cheesiest Bunch and weight loss author/blogger extraordinaire…..

Seriously, now I know this I think Sarah should get co-author credits for your book.

Shelley B said
November 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

How cute! Dang, now I want some Kraft Mac & Cheese!

Biz said
November 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I totally forgot about that Charlie!! She’s so darn cute – so grown up now though!

Quix said
November 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Adorable! Hopefully the blue box is not one of your trigger foods, heh. I used to be totally addicted to cheesy pasta but I’m mostly grown out of it. Mostly.

    Charlie said
    November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Nice Aliens reference.

Dana "Cheese" H said
November 18, 2009 at 11:00 am

Awesomesauce. What programs did the two of you use to do it?

M.C. PowderedCheeseProduct said
November 19, 2009 at 11:01 am

HAHAH!!! Adorable