It was beautiful... it added that burst of orange/red color to the dish and it tasted GREAT. Not too salty, not too spicy, just right. Red Spice is good on almost everything - seriously. When my daughter saw me "pinch and sprinkle" the spice onto my plate, it must have looked like fun because she immediately wanted to 'spice up' her macaroni too. So it was a done deal- we now had a new favorite at my house. It may be a 'box dinner,' but it sure as heck was good.