This came up in a conversation this evening with my younger sister. I bet her 50 cents and an apple that it did. She bet that it didn't. Here is the list of ingredients in Easy Mac, from the Kraft website:
Ingredients: ENRICHED MACARONI PRODUCT (WHEAT FLOUR, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, SALT, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE [IRON], THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), CHEESE SAUCE MIX (WHEY, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SALT, MILKFAT, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, LACTIC ACID, MILK APOCAROTENAL [COLOR], YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ENZYMES, CHEESE CULTURE).
Don't see the MSG? Try whey, modified food starch, corn syrup solids, milk protein concentrate, citric acid, artificial flavor, and enzymes. These ingredients virtually always contain MSG.
Surprised? I was when I started really reading labels. For more on MSG, the MSG Myth website has some great information. Be sure to read the information on hidden names for MSG.
I hear my Granny Smith is in the mail.