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2013-01-19 12:09:28 PM  
kinky.
 
2013-01-19 12:09:37 PM  
I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.
 
2013-01-19 12:15:39 PM  
That's not actually cheese (and neither is Velveeta).
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-19 12:25:02 PM  
I didn't realize that that's why they call it vulveeta.
 
2013-01-19 12:32:05 PM  
Man, it's just been a bad week for that place, hasn't it.
 
2013-01-19 12:44:13 PM  
Hey, Velveeta does not have a permanent home in my panties.  It vacations there, but it doesn't stay long.
 
2013-01-19 12:56:04 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-19 01:05:14 PM  
Sounds like a lot of Americans need a round or two of antibiotics.
 
2013-01-19 01:15:00 PM  
Ummm... Ew.
 
2013-01-19 01:54:46 PM  
Don't judge me
 
2013-01-19 02:12:42 PM  
Velveeta is "cheese food". It's not cheese. It's what they feed to cheese.
 
2013-01-19 02:17:48 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-19 02:18:53 PM  
Cheese product, then there's "edible oil product". Thank F I have Stilton not 10 minutes away (on foot!) if I need some.
 
2013-01-19 02:19:33 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.


Tartar sauce for me please.
 
2013-01-19 02:20:46 PM  
www.tysonfoodservice.com
 
2013-01-19 02:21:29 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Sounds like a lot of Americans need a round or two of antibiotics.


Hey, if I can scoop it out and cook it up why fix it?
 
2013-01-19 02:22:15 PM  
Velveeta is the Cheese That Cannot Die!
 
2013-01-19 02:24:09 PM  
As Zippy the Pinhead complains, "Cheez Whiz is not health food!"
 
2013-01-19 02:24:46 PM  

NutWrench: Velveeta is the Cheese That Cannot Die!


*cheese product*
 
2013-01-19 02:24:50 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"Silk thong swiss?"
"No"
"French tickler brie?"
"Sorry"
"Bavarian strap-on muenster?"
"All out"
 
2013-01-19 02:27:29 PM  
Not at it's current price!
 
2013-01-19 02:27:43 PM  
I could go for a tuna melt right about now.
 
2013-01-19 02:27:53 PM  
You mean you don't have Velveeta in your panties? Really? **Looks around** Oh.....Ummmm....Ok, I'll be right back....
 
2013-01-19 02:28:19 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.


i1126.photobucket.com

/yes I'm aware they spell it 'Tardar'.
 
2013-01-19 02:28:49 PM  
I don't even remember the last time I saw Velveeta in the supermarket. I'm not saying it's not there, but I think I so rarely spend time looking at TV-dinner sorts of food products I just never come across it.

Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.
 
2013-01-19 02:29:09 PM  

dillenger69: Velveeta is "cheese food". It's not cheese. It's what they feed to cheese.


Bzzzt. It's processed cheese. That process is this: whey, seperated from the curds, is added back into the curds using salt.

Other "processed" cheese: feta, boursin ...

Hate it for taste if you like, but it's cheese.
 
2013-01-19 02:29:11 PM  
So does Alli...
 
2013-01-19 02:29:13 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.


Sriracha.
 
2013-01-19 02:30:25 PM  
Velveeta + sharp cheddar + pasta + bacon + a little bit of milk = The best damn "mac and cheese" you'll ever eat.
 
2013-01-19 02:32:09 PM  
I knew it was tainted!
 
2013-01-19 02:32:51 PM  
not to sound like a food snob, but Velveeta is probably the smoothest, most colorful imitation cheese product to drink.
 
2013-01-19 02:35:09 PM  

GRCooper: dillenger69: Velveeta is "cheese food". It's not cheese. It's what they feed to cheese.

Bzzzt. It's processed cheese. That process is this: whey, seperated from the curds, is added back into the curds using salt.

Other "processed" cheese: feta, boursin ...

Hate it for taste if you like, but it's cheese.


In the US it can't be marketed as cheese, or even processed cheese. It has to be called "cheese product". So, technically not cheese, at least not in the US.
 
2013-01-19 02:37:23 PM  

Teufelaffe: Velveeta + sharp cheddar + pasta + bacon + a little bit of milk = The best damn "mac and cheese" you'll ever eat.


The only viable use for that stuff!
 
2013-01-19 02:39:57 PM  

aerojockey:
Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.


Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle, can't speak to other groceries since they don't really exist where I live. Aldi's doesn't count since most of their stuff is shiat.
 
2013-01-19 02:40:28 PM  
www3.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-01-19 02:41:34 PM  
My youth was filled with baked macaroni and processed cheese - Velveeta, I believe.
 
2013-01-19 02:41:44 PM  

aerojockey: Bzzzt. It's processed cheese. That process is this: whey, seperated from the curds, is added back into the curds using salt.


sodium/calcium citrate = salt, now? not quite the same as sodium chloride salt.
 
2013-01-19 02:43:31 PM  
Velveeta + ground beef or turkey + onion + tomato + jalapeños and/or chipotles = best slow cooker cheese dip ever. No panties required. It's a staple for Super Bowl and March Madness parties.
 
2013-01-19 02:44:20 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x168]

"Silk thong swiss?"
"No"
"French tickler brie?"
"Sorry"
"Bavarian strap-on muenster?"
"All out"


Absolutely Classic!

Link
 
2013-01-19 02:46:09 PM  
1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.
 
2013-01-19 02:50:17 PM  
ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.
 
2013-01-19 02:51:12 PM  
It needs to be microwaved a bit first, but otherwise....
 
2013-01-19 02:51:46 PM  
somehow we wound up with about 8 boxes of store brand bricks of cheeselike substance. I spent the holiday threatening to gift them to people in lieu of fruitcake.

/we did give away six boxes, used one to make a cheezedip for a party, and used the rest for mac and cheeze.
 
2013-01-19 02:52:22 PM  

FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.


You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...
 
2013-01-19 02:54:19 PM  
loonatic112358: "cheeZe"? Is that how it's spelled on Mars?
 
2013-01-19 02:57:41 PM  

FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.


white people got to eat too
 
2013-01-19 02:58:11 PM  
After you eat Velveeta, that's not processed cheese product you feel in your panties.

/// Everybody knows Cheez-Wiz is better.
 
2013-01-19 02:58:14 PM  

ladyfortuna: FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.

You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...


(Hint: see alternative definitions for the word cracker.)
 
2013-01-19 02:58:31 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: loonatic112358: "cheeZe"? Is that how it's spelled on Mars?


you want me to see if there's still a block of cheese product i could "gift" you with?
 
2013-01-19 03:01:13 PM  
The true sign of hack writing: Titling an article with a question to which the only sane answer can be 'No'.
 
2013-01-19 03:01:39 PM  
I don't care what people call it, it's amazing. Best Mac and Cheese I've ever had requires lots of it.

I've since left the US and I can't find it, or a proper substitute anywhere. I've tried all sorts of 'real' cheese in various combinations and they don't come close.
 
2013-01-19 03:02:48 PM  

GRCooper: dillenger69: Velveeta is "cheese food". It's not cheese. It's what they feed to cheese.

Bzzzt. It's processed cheese. That process is this: whey, seperated from the curds, is added back into the curds using salt.

Other "processed" cheese: feta, boursin ...

Hate it for taste if you like, but it's cheese.


Totally wrong, dude. In the US a product must contain at least 51% cheese to be labeled a "cheese food", and Velveeta doesn't even meet *that* requirement, so it's sold as a "cheese product". It's right there on the box:

clatl.com

Ingredients:
milk, water, milkfat, whey, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, milk protein, concentrate, alginate, sodium citrate, apocarotenal (color), annatto (color), enzymes, benzoate, cheese culture
 
2013-01-19 03:03:22 PM  
loonatic112358 : Teleport me the 3D files.
 
2013-01-19 03:05:57 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: loonatic112358 : Teleport me the 3D files.


yea, but you're going to get a pcload cheddar warning once you try to print it
 
2013-01-19 03:07:23 PM  
thenullset.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-19 03:08:29 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.


Probably Not Safe For Modern Fark
 
2013-01-19 03:11:47 PM  
Cheese history time:

Velveeta was invented in 1923 by the same guy who invented Leiderkrantz, Emil Frey.
 
2013-01-19 03:14:37 PM  

aerojockey: I don't even remember the last time I saw Velveeta in the supermarket. I'm not saying it's not there, but I think I so rarely spend time looking at TV-dinner sorts of food products I just never come across it.

Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.


It's funny because in some stories it's kept in the refrigerated section...in others it's just in an aisle on a shelf, truly some amazing stuff!
 
2013-01-19 03:17:38 PM  
"... there's bologna in our slacks..."

a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-01-19 03:19:29 PM  

OhioUGrad: aerojockey: I don't even remember the last time I saw Velveeta in the supermarket. I'm not saying it's not there, but I think I so rarely spend time looking at TV-dinner sorts of food products I just never come across it.

Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.

It's funny because in some stories it's kept in the refrigerated section...in others it's just in an aisle on a shelf, truly some amazing stuff!


It's a building block and a food substance with some nutrition
 
2013-01-19 03:20:43 PM  

OhioUGrad: aerojockey: I don't even remember the last time I saw Velveeta in the supermarket. I'm not saying it's not there, but I think I so rarely spend time looking at TV-dinner sorts of food products I just never come across it.

Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.

It's funny because in some stories it's kept in the refrigerated section...in others it's just in an aisle on a shelf, truly some amazing stuff!


In other stories it's the main character, or possibly the MacGuffin.
 
2013-01-19 03:25:05 PM  
Healthy?  No.
Good?  Yeah, at times.
 
2013-01-19 03:25:13 PM  

UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.


Holy farking fark.
 
2013-01-19 03:29:01 PM  
Say what you will at least it melts nicely.
 
2013-01-19 03:32:10 PM  
People really get this worked up over a typo in an article? I can see having a snicker over it, but making up an entire article on it is more laughable than the typo is. Some people need to get a life.
 
2013-01-19 03:33:40 PM  

DeltaPunch: GRCooper: dillenger69: Velveeta is "cheese food". It's not cheese. It's what they feed to cheese.

Bzzzt. It's processed cheese. That process is this: whey, seperated from the curds, is added back into the curds using salt.

Other "processed" cheese: feta, boursin ...

Hate it for taste if you like, but it's cheese.

Totally wrong, dude. In the US a product must contain at least 51% cheese to be labeled a "cheese food", and Velveeta doesn't even meet *that* requirement, so it's sold as a "cheese product". It's right there on the box:



Ingredients:
milk, water, milkfat, whey, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, milk protein, concentrate, alginate, sodium citrate, apocarotenal (color), annatto (color), enzymes, benzoate, cheese culture


Yeah, so? You really rely on the FDA to define what you eat? Any cheese store in France is going to have product that not only doesn't meet FDA definitions of cheese, but would be illegal to import to the US. That doesn't mean it's not "real" cheese.

Look at those ingredients listed. Milk and whey products. Milk protein. Change the amounts of those same ingredients and you'll probably wind up with butter.
 
2013-01-19 03:34:32 PM  

Coco LaFemme: UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.

Holy farking fark.


hydrogenated peanut butter??

food.sndimg.com
 
2013-01-19 03:35:20 PM  

FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.


That really made me laugh. A+++++++++++ would laugh again.
 
2013-01-19 03:37:19 PM  
I ate a lot of Velveeta when I was a teenager. Velveeta + Ro-Tel tomatoes = pseudo-queso for a gaming session with the crew.
 
2013-01-19 03:39:53 PM  
a0.vsoh.com
 
2013-01-19 03:46:38 PM  

aerojockey: In the US it can't be marketed as cheese, or even processed cheese. It has to be called "cheese product". So, technically not cheese, at least not in the US.


The thing is, those labels can be misleading in both ways. If your pepper jack cheese has too many diced peppers inside it, it can tip over into "cheese food" or "cheese product" or "cheese-like non-cheese substitute pseudocheese" or whatever. But most of us would think of that as 100% cheese with some pre-added vegetables.

Then again, there's a sense in which Velveeta isn't any more chemically processed than the cheese they made down on the farm a hundred years ago. So where you draw the line is a bit arbitrary. But I think they've put Velveeta "cheese food" on the right side of it.
 
2013-01-19 04:07:21 PM  

UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.


Ahh, un peu de fromage, oui? Must be one of those hot french chicks we keep hearing about.
 
2013-01-19 04:12:42 PM  

semiotix: aerojockey: In the US it can't be marketed as cheese, or even processed cheese. It has to be called "cheese product". So, technically not cheese, at least not in the US.

The thing is, those labels can be misleading in both ways. If your pepper jack cheese has too many diced peppers inside it, it can tip over into "cheese food" or "cheese product" or "cheese-like non-cheese substitute pseudocheese" or whatever. But most of us would think of that as 100% cheese with some pre-added vegetables.

Then again, there's a sense in which Velveeta isn't any more chemically processed than the cheese they made down on the farm a hundred years ago. So where you draw the line is a bit arbitrary. But I think they've put Velveeta "cheese food" on the right side of it.


There is? Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.
 
2013-01-19 04:13:59 PM  
*sees headline and refuses to click link*
 
2013-01-19 04:14:07 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [www3.pictures.zimbio.com image 594x371]


Thick 'n creamy? I think I have a bootleg copy of that video . . .
 
2013-01-19 04:17:58 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I don't care what people call it, it's amazing. Best Mac and Cheese I've ever had requires lots of it.

I've since left the US and I can't find it, or a proper substitute anywhere. I've tried all sorts of 'real' cheese in various combinations and they don't come close.


Learn to make a roux. And buy decent cheese. Trust me, when you figure it out you'll never look at "cheese foodstufs" ever again.
 
2013-01-19 04:21:06 PM  
Velveeta is a guilty pleasure for me. If I can't find the "Mexican" variety, I'll take a hunk and add chopped jalapenos, green onion, white onion spicy salsa and ground beef. It makes a kick-ass chile con carne.
 
2013-01-19 04:22:03 PM  

aerojockey: Which, unfortunately, makes it hard for me to locate one of the few goopy processed foods I still eat, namely Cheez Whiz. Which is kind of like non-Newtonian liquid Velveeta.


cdn.hark.com
 
2013-01-19 04:24:21 PM  
Oh, splosh. I've heard of that. I think I saw it on Eurotrash.
 
2013-01-19 04:28:09 PM  
Crosby? Crosby crosby, crosby crosby crosby!
Fark you NBC
 
2013-01-19 04:29:02 PM  

ChubbyTiger: semiotix: aerojockey: In the US it can't be marketed as cheese, or even processed cheese. It has to be called "cheese product". So, technically not cheese, at least not in the US.

The thing is, those labels can be misleading in both ways. If your pepper jack cheese has too many diced peppers inside it, it can tip over into "cheese food" or "cheese product" or "cheese-like non-cheese substitute pseudocheese" or whatever. But most of us would think of that as 100% cheese with some pre-added vegetables.

Then again, there's a sense in which Velveeta isn't any more chemically processed than the cheese they made down on the farm a hundred years ago. So where you draw the line is a bit arbitrary. But I think they've put Velveeta "cheese food" on the right side of it.

There is? Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.


"dairy stuffs"?

I'm curious, what, exactly, do you think cheese is made of?
 
2013-01-19 04:29:04 PM  
Oops
 
2013-01-19 04:34:52 PM  

blottoman: Coco LaFemme: UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.

Holy farking fark.

hydrogenated peanut butter??

[food.sndimg.com image 589x461]


No, I meant the picture of the walking sea sow chowing down on a brick of cheese (or a cheese-like product).
 
2013-01-19 04:43:31 PM  

Coco LaFemme: blottoman: Coco LaFemme: UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.

Holy farking fark.

hydrogenated peanut butter??

[food.sndimg.com image 589x461]

No, I meant the picture of the walking sea sow chowing down on a brick of cheese (or a cheese-like product).


Oy. The pic of her on her Hoveround holding that hunk of processed cheese peeled like a banana and gnawed on is amazing. The cheesy crackers on standby really make it.
 
2013-01-19 04:46:20 PM  
I'm really disappointed here. This was a perfect opportunity to have a good, old fashioned Lance Armstrong hating thread, seeing that the association with LA was part of TFA.
 
2013-01-19 04:46:32 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.


Velveeta ingredients:
Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, salt, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid, sodium alginate, sodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal, annatto, cheese culture.

Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar ingredients:
Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, potato starch, corn starch, calcium sulfate, Natamycin

You were saying?
 
2013-01-19 04:51:15 PM  
Velveeta is for sissies. I like to yellow goo that comes out of the nacho machines at 7-11. The "soy product" disclaimer makes it even yummier.
 
2013-01-19 04:51:56 PM  

Teufelaffe: ChubbyTiger: Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.

Velveeta ingredients:
Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, salt, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid, sodium alginate, sodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal, annatto, cheese culture.

Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar ingredients:
Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, potato starch, corn starch, calcium sulfate, Natamycin

You were saying?


The ingredients of actual cheese:

Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (color)

So the annato pisses me off a bit, but consumers are picky about color. Meh. So there ya go, Cabot isn't cheese either. With that much starch in it, it's almost bread.
 
2013-01-19 04:57:06 PM  
1lb Velveeta, 1lb ground beef, 1lb uncased sausage meat, 24oz Salsa, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of celery soup.

Brown the ground beef and sausage meat in a pan, drain the fat, and crumble the meat into crock pot.  Cube the pound of Velveeta and add that to the crock pot, along with the salsa and cans of soup.  Stir and set on high for one hour.  Stir again, and set out for company (if your crock pot has a keep warm function, use it here).

/Seriously, best chip dip ever... friends BEG me to bring this for get togethers.  It's the only thing I buy Velveeta for, and I may not need it anymore if this recipe is any good: Homemade Velveeta Recipe
 
2013-01-19 04:59:35 PM  

LadyHawke: 1lb Velveeta, 1lb ground beef, 1lb uncased sausage meat, 24oz Salsa, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of celery soup.

Brown the ground beef and sausage meat in a pan, drain the fat, and crumble the meat into crock pot.  Cube the pound of Velveeta and add that to the crock pot, along with the salsa and cans of soup.  Stir and set on high for one hour.  Stir again, and set out for company (if your crock pot has a keep warm function, use it here).

/Seriously, best chip dip ever... friends BEG me to bring this for get togethers.  It's the only thing I buy Velveeta for, and I may not need it anymore if this recipe is any good: Homemade Velveeta Recipe


That sounds awesome. I'll be right over.
 
2013-01-19 05:04:39 PM  

LadyHawke: 1lb Velveeta, 1lb ground beef, 1lb uncased sausage meat, 24oz Salsa, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of celery soup.

Brown the ground beef and sausage meat in a pan, drain the fat, and crumble the meat into crock pot.  Cube the pound of Velveeta and add that to the crock pot, along with the salsa and cans of soup.  Stir and set on high for one hour.  Stir again, and set out for company (if your crock pot has a keep warm function, use it here).

/Seriously, best chip dip ever... friends BEG me to bring this for get togethers.  It's the only thing I buy Velveeta for, and I may not need it anymore if this recipe is any good: Homemade Velveeta Recipe


3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like this?
 
2013-01-19 05:12:34 PM  

MakerGrey: I'm really disappointed here. This was a perfect opportunity to have a good, old fashioned Lance Armstrong hating thread, seeing that the association with LA was part of TFA.


You read the TFA?

Adorable!

/:-)
 
2013-01-19 05:13:04 PM  
img28.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-19 05:13:07 PM  

rohar: 3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like t


have you seen what walmart shoppers look like? i imagine the 3 1/2 pounds of cheese dip is a single serve appetizer for some
 
2013-01-19 05:21:34 PM  

Coco LaFemme: blottoman: Coco LaFemme: UsikFark: [1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x721]
I don't really like Velveeta. Yes, it has special properties and melts uniformly, but the taste isn't right, it's almost waxy to me. I also don't like hydrogenated peanut butter.

Holy farking fark.

hydrogenated peanut butter??

[food.sndimg.com image 589x461]

No, I meant the picture of the walking sea sow chowing down on a brick of cheese (or a cheese-like product).


Rolling sea sow.
 
2013-01-19 05:24:24 PM  

rohar: Cabot isn't cheese either.


That kinda talk'll get you killed 'round these parts.

/Vermonters take their cheese, especially Cabot, absurdly seriously out here.
 
2013-01-19 05:24:29 PM  

Coco LaFemme: No, I meant the picture of the walking sea sow chowing down on a brick of cheese (or a cheese-like product).


That's a proud non-walker.
 
2013-01-19 05:29:24 PM  

UsikFark: Coco LaFemme: No, I meant the picture of the walking sea sow chowing down on a brick of cheese (or a cheese-like product).

That's a proud non-walker.


she's a failed Dalek

her cry is Masticate
 
2013-01-19 05:30:23 PM  

Teufelaffe: rohar: Cabot isn't cheese either.

That kinda talk'll get you killed 'round these parts.

/Vermonters take their cheese, especially Cabot, absurdly seriously out here.


If they're so serious, why cheat the process by adding starch? It kills the flavor but does improve the consistency if you would rather ignore the culturing process than pay attention to product.
 
2013-01-19 05:37:03 PM  
How haters make their decisions about Velveeta and other benign foods...
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2013-01-19 06:17:16 PM  
This is the best macaroni & cheese recipe (from James Beard) ever:

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Tabasco (or more to taste)
½ cup heavy cream or crème fraiche
½ pound macaroni elbows or double elbows
¾ pound grated Cheddar cheese

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Add the flour and stir it with a wooden spoon or spatula for around 3 minutes, until the roux is frothy and the taste of raw flour is gone. Meanwhile, heat the milk in another pan.  Add the warm milk gradually to the roux, stirring hard all the while.  Turn up the heat and cook, stirring, until the sauce is just at the boiling point.  Turn down the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.  Now add the pepper and Tabasco.  Don't be afraid of the Tabasco:  it will help to brig out the taste of the cheese.  Stir in the heavy cream or crème fraiche and simmer a little longer, until the flavors are blended.

Cook and drain the macaroni.

Mix three-quarters of the grated cheese into the simmering sauce.  As soon as it melts, combine it with the drained macaroni and pour it into a baking pan.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 to 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
 
2013-01-19 06:20:26 PM  

GRCooper: MakerGrey: I'm really disappointed here. This was a perfect opportunity to have a good, old fashioned Lance Armstrong hating thread, seeing that the association with LA was part of TFA.

You read the TFA?

Adorable!

/:-)



I did. I think don't think that article would have made it to BB without the Lance Armstrong Foundation snafu at the top. Funny, within an hour of Xeni's post, the LAF banner was changed. The panties typo was still there.
 
2013-01-19 07:17:53 PM  

rohar: 3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like this?


I make it for parties where there will be at least 10 people (usually closer to 20)... certainly not for smaller get-togethers!
 
2013-01-19 07:18:13 PM  
Now with more Harvey Korman!

i449.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-19 07:31:52 PM  

LadyHawke: rohar: 3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like this?

I make it for parties where there will be at least 10 people (usually closer to 20)... certainly not for smaller get-togethers!


Whew! I looked at the pic in the profile, then thought 3.5lbs of cheese dip. Somehow I just couldn't put it together.

My go to is home made goat cream cheese with chillis. Make cream cheese from goat milk (helps if you have a heard of goats, I'm spoiled that way) add chillis, onions until you're at the limit of your tolerance, garlic and cumin don't hurt. Dip chips in it.
 
2013-01-19 08:54:29 PM  
LadyHawke
Do you bring your own defibulator to the party?
 
2013-01-19 09:40:10 PM  
It's Velveeta, versus cheddar. Our Velveeta, melts much better.
 
2013-01-19 09:57:58 PM  

ChubbyTiger: ladyfortuna: FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.

You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...

(Hint: see alternative definitions for the word cracker.)


I'm a pro at ruining jokes. Also, it's true.
 
2013-01-19 10:10:20 PM  
So it looks like Livestrong fixed the typo in the article, but not in one of their pages with a link to the article and the first few lines. Feast your eyes on the source, before somebody catches it: Link (scroll down about halfway)
 
2013-01-19 11:40:44 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.

Sriracha.


Do you apply it in the shower?
 
2013-01-20 12:02:22 AM  
As Garrison Keillor says:   I don't know what's in Velveeta and I don't care to know.
 
2013-01-20 12:11:00 AM  
I always feel ashamed when i buy shells and cheese.

/then I forlornly stare at the box of elbow mac in my pantry not wanting to put the effort into real food.
 
2013-01-20 12:42:35 AM  
This thread reminded me of this commercial from back in the day.
 
2013-01-20 03:09:25 AM  
One pound of Velveta
Ond can Rotels Tomatoes and Chiles
Nuke and Stir till smooth. Let cool for a few so it thickens a bit

Dip


// Also good with mixed in Jimmy Deans hot sausage
 
2013-01-20 05:05:33 AM  
I remember seeing a recipe for fudge made with Velveeta. Why would someone do that?
 
2013-01-20 08:23:00 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.

Sriracha.


Cock sauce and panty whip. We're done here.
 
2013-01-20 10:45:19 AM  

ladyfortuna: ChubbyTiger: ladyfortuna: FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.

You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...

(Hint: see alternative definitions for the word cracker.)

I'm a pro at ruining jokes. Also, it's true.


:)
What the hell, we all do it.
 
2013-01-20 10:48:31 AM  

Teufelaffe: ChubbyTiger: Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.

Velveeta ingredients:
Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, salt, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid, sodium alginate, sodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal, annatto, cheese culture.

Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar ingredients:
Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, potato starch, corn starch, calcium sulfate, Natamycin

You were saying?


Cheese is largely about process and proportion of ingredients, rather that just a list. Velveeta isn't necessarily bad, it's just not cheese.
 
2013-01-20 03:26:54 PM  
Im not gonna hate on people who like Velveeta, i dont care for it at all myself, and i know how to properly melt real cheese for a similar effect, but its a shortcut that im not going to disparage people who are making a quick and simple dip,

But holy shiat, velveeta white knights. Now ive seen everything.

/but no, its not by any stretch of the imagination, or definition, technical or legal, cheese
//nttawwt
 
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