Take a look at Trader Joe’s freezers, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: the retailer has developed quite the knack for frozen mac. They have taken the cozy, comfort food qualities of macaroni and cheese to exciting new places, but the newest combination may be their most ambitious yet. Inspired by yet another comfort food icon, Trader Joe’s French Onion Macaroni & Cheese combines the creamy goodness of mac and cheese with the savory, flavorful, and texturally stupendous elements of a fresh-from-the-oven French onion soup — complete with a layer of crispy croutons on top.

Made with a saucy mix of Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, and perfectly roasted, luxuriously caramelized onions, this Trader Joe’s French Onion Macaroni & Cheese represents a magnificent medley of flavors, aromas, and textures. From the slight tanginess of the Swiss, to the rich, onion-y aromatics, all the way to the textural contrast between the elbow macaroni and crunchy croutons, every element is rich and satisfying. What could be better on a gloomy day or quiet night than this captivating comfort food mashup? How about phenomenal retail? For a limited time, TJ’s is selling each 18-ounce box of Trader Joe’s French Onion Macaroni & Cheese for $4.99. Look for them in our freezer case, with the other members of the Mac Pack.