The best holiday of the year is today, and that can only mean one thing: National Mac And Cheese Day 2018 deals and freebies. Because the only thing better than eating mac and cheese is eating free mac and cheese and being treated to top-secret mac and cheese recipes. While macaroni and cheese has been around for millennia, it first hit the scene in the U.S. in 1789 when then American ambassador to France Thomas Jefferson had a macaroni-making machine sent to him from his French friends, the Chicago Tribune reported.
It's thought that Jefferson made mac and cheese popular among his peers by serving it to guests and writing down the first recorded recipe. While originally a food for the bourgeoisie, mac and cheese was introduced to the masses by Kraft in 1937 during the Great Depression. It became popular, according to Smithsonian magazine, because it could feed a family of four for 19 cents. Mac and cheese became even more beloved during WWII when other food products were rationed.
Basically, mac and cheese has been with us through the good times and bad, and no matter how broke you are you can usually afford to get some mac and cheese, which is why it's a staple in the diet of college students. If you want to get deals and freebies from your food BAE on National Mac and Cheese Day 2018, here's where it's all happening. You'll also want to check out #NationalMacandCheeseDay on Twitter to find all of the local deals near your. Side note: It's also National Nude Day, but you'll probably want to grab these deals fully clothed. But hey, you do you.