In a video shared on TikTok, a woman says she is setting out to one-up the version of mac and cheese that her husband once ate in Georgia because he had said it was the best he had ever tasted. Demonstrating her recipe that “nobody can compete with,” she places a block of cheddar in a baking dish, adds uncooked macaroni, milk or cream, water, and seasonings before baking it until she has a cheesy sauce going. Things get controversial when she takes the dish out of the oven and adds raisins, which has the Twitterverse aflame.
One Twitter user responded to the recipe with, “I’m usually welcoming on my TL of many different opinions; however if y’all choose to put raisins in your Mac and cheese, all bets are off, HANDS WILL BE THROWN! EVER mess with Mac and Cheese! Even the Sun-Maid raisin brand responded with a “WTF” gif (via Twitter). To be fair, some famous figures have sung the praises of mac and cheese with raisins, including Drake. Plus, the combination is reminiscent of some variations on Jewish noodle kugel, which often has noodles, cheese, and raisins. You can’t knock it until you try it.