Celebrating 10 years of Scottish Macaroni Appreciation Society at Sloans

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…from Loaded Fries to Frogs Leg Mac


It’s been over ten years since the very first meeting of the Scottish Macaroni Appreciation Club (SMAC) and organisers are getting ready to celebrate with an epic 10th birthday bash at Sloans on Wednesday 28th June at 7pm.

The idea for SMAC was conceived back in 2013 as a bit of fun by a team of mac and cheese fanatics working for Sloans and went on to become a sell-out monthly event attracting people from all over the world during their visits to Glasgow.

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The event is based around pledging allegiance to macaroni, digging into 4 different mac dishes then voting for the Mac Daddy.

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There’s a plot twist – the Mystery Mac – a secret macaroni that’s unveiled on the night and not always for the faint of heart – Unicorn Mac, Blackforest Mac, Frogs Legs Mac, Monster Munch Mac and Crème Egg Mac being some of the concoctions that have graced the menu in the event’s ten-year history.

Rachel Farmer, Event Manager at Sloans, said: “SMAC has been going now for over ten years, proof that the people of Glasgow are serious about their macaroni cheese and a real testament to its enduring appeal as the ultimate feel-good food.

Not many events can claim a ten-year run and we can’t wait to celebrate – we’re hoping to see regulars returning back from the very first night of SMAC and hopefully loads of new folk discovering what it’s all about too.

Tickets are going to go fast so set a reminder and get in quick – this one’s going to be something special.”

SMAC 10th Birthday Bash tickets are on sale now on www.itison.com for £20pp and include:

A drink on arrival

4 unbelievably good macaroni’s to get stuck into, served up with fries

Awesome party games, entertainment and prizes to be won!

The 10th Birthday Bash Menu

  • Mac and Meatballs
  • Mac ‘n’ Party
  • Sloans Legendary Mac
  • Mystery Mac

A true SMAC celebration – are you ready?

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get a discount card to take away that gives you a 20% discount on Sloans’ macaroni cheese for future visits.

SMAC Mac and cheese box

SMAC is moving to a quarterly format where each event will be even bigger and better than ever before.

Upcoming dates:

SMACFest – 30th August

Halloween SMAC – 25th October

Christmas SMAC – 6th December


Sloans, 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8BG


Wednesday 28th June 2023 at 7 pm

Buy ticket here

Buy SMAC Tenth Birthday Bash tickets here




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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