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(LA Weekly)   Kraft Mac & Cheese can give you cancer thanks to yellow dye, here comes the soccer mom science   ( blogs.laweekly.com) divider line
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2013-03-08 04:32:26 AM  
REAL cheddar isn't supposed to be yellow anyway! It's one of the reasons why Steve Irwin fought to keep US cheddar out of Australia.
 
2013-03-08 04:36:18 AM  

bingethinker: Right, the dye is the problem. Not all the cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese.


When does that binging start?
 
2013-03-08 04:39:41 AM  
Lobster Mac n cheese anybody?
 
2013-03-08 04:42:55 AM  

Yogimus: my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?


Seriously?
Do you not know what pasta is made of?
 
2013-03-08 04:51:00 AM  

TV's Vinnie: REAL cheddar isn't supposed to be yellow anyway!


http://www.cheddargorgecheeseco.co.uk/acatalog/our-authentic-cheddar -v intage-190g.html

Looks yellow to me.
 
2013-03-08 04:52:08 AM  

2 Replies: Yogimus: my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?

Seriously?
Do you not know what pasta is made of?


But how do you know what color dye they put in the eggs?!
 
2013-03-08 05:07:43 AM  
Mac and Cheese is probably the most disgusting thing I have eaten when I was in the U.S.  That stuff is nasty.
 
2013-03-08 05:14:39 AM  
As long as ramens dont cause cancer I think farkers will be ok
 
2013-03-08 05:23:35 AM  

2 Replies: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7631846/82924743#c82924743" target="_blank">Yogimus</a>:</b> <i>my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?</i>

Seriously?
Do you <em>not </em>know what pasta is made of?



Smegma?
 
2013-03-08 05:26:15 AM  

Yogimus: AHAHAH... "wheeze" Ahahha... so you never made mac and cheese from scratch I see?


the time it takes to boil the pasta is the limiting factor. If it takes you longer to make the sauce than it takes to boil the noodles, you're a bucket of culinary fail.
 
2013-03-08 05:26:18 AM  

bikkurikun: Mac and Cheese is probably the most disgusting thing I have eaten when I was in the U.S.  That stuff is nasty.


Did you try putting heinz ketchup all over it?
heinz ketchup is like duct tape for food.
 
Skr
2013-03-08 05:28:10 AM  
I remember back in the day hearing about yellow number five shrinking rat testicles, but with the addendum that a person would have to drink a swimming pool worth of Mountain Dew to get a similar amount of the coloring as compared to the rat. At the time it was laughed off as no one could drink that amount of Dew... but these days a gamer could probably do that easily.
On the bright side, a gamer with shrunken testicles would be less threatened by wooden slatted chairs.
 
2013-03-08 05:33:09 AM  

Yogimus: Sweet jebus, link me your recipe!


Heat water in one pot. Put cream in another and put it on low.
Put noodles in boiling water.  Stir cream so it doesn't stick to pot.
Grate cheddar cheese into bowl. Stir cream so it doesn't stick to pot.  Dust the cheese with flour. Stir cream so it doesn't stick to pot.  Shake bowl. I like to add a little tarragon and a few drops of sriracha, YMMV.
When the cream starts to steam just a little, pick up cheese with fingertips and drop it into bowl, a little at a time. When all your cheese is gone, turn off the heat to the cheese sauce pot.
When the noodles are done, drain them and rinse them with cold water. pour them into the pot with the cheese sauce and stir.

Ta daa.
 
2013-03-08 05:35:24 AM  
That article..it's all
s24.postimage.org
 
2013-03-08 05:53:10 AM  
Yogimus: Sweet jebus, link me your recipe! I make this one all the time and I manage to turn it into an hour long affair. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-che e se-recipe/index.html

I make his other one from that episode,  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/stove-top-mac-n-cheese - recipe/index.html but with tweaks to make it easier.  Regular milk instead of evaporated, no egg (got tired of scrambling it in the pot), half the butter and cheese (I like my arteries soft, and this way I can eat more in a sitting with less guilt).  The sauce is done before the pasta, and that's with shredding my own cheese.  Takes about 20 minutes due to waiting for water to boil.

Is the other one better?  Maybe.  But it's pretty darn good (IMHO), takes 1/3 the time, and no unnaturally neon yellow powdered "cheese."
 
2013-03-08 05:53:29 AM  

Yogimus: my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?


No idea but it is quite good. They also have a non-gluten free one. Wifey had wheat allergy (not celiac) so we were super stoked when we found a place in the city who started carrying it
 
2013-03-08 05:54:55 AM  

Skr: I remember back in the day hearing about yellow number five shrinking rat testicles, but with the addendum that a person would have to drink a swimming pool worth of Mountain Dew to get a similar amount of the coloring as compared to the rat. At the time it was laughed off as no one could drink that amount of Dew... but these days a gamer could probably do that easily.
On the bright side, a gamer with shrunken testicles would be less threatened by wooden slatted chairs.


shiat I drink so much (unleaded) soda that I bought a soda stream
 
2013-03-08 06:01:21 AM  

Theory Of Null: bikkurikun: Mac and Cheese is probably the most disgusting thing I have eaten when I was in the U.S.  That stuff is nasty.

Did you try putting heinz ketchup all over it?
heinz ketchup is like duct tape for food.


CSB
Wifey's family is from Holland (South Holland to be exact) and they were disgusted with ketchup and the thought of putting it on KD or eggs made it even worse. Until I pointed out putting chocolate sprinkles on your toast in the morning is what they call breakfast. We attributed it to idiosyncracies of our cultures and moved on.
 
2013-03-08 06:02:13 AM  
I wish food companies would all just to decide not put food coloring and useless crap in food. You're going to chew it up and turn it brown, anyway. I don't care if my fruit punch is red; I don't care if my Froot Loops are rainbow colored.

/Now, if it made your poop technicolored, I'd be all for it.
 
2013-03-08 06:02:28 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Foxxinnia: My roommate won't be happy with this. A third of his dinners are Kraft Mac n Cheese.

/other third is Velveeta and Shells
//last third is microwaved TV dinners
///i don't know how he is still alive

He's probably got tapeworms a couple feet long by now.


Not only that, any viruses he gets likely are killed off by the hostile environment before they can do any damage.
 
2013-03-08 06:16:13 AM  

my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!


Came in to say this, my work here is done.

Don't eat plastic food!
 
2013-03-08 06:26:47 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Make sure to hit the "Use HTML Buttons" on the upper right of the text box before typing that or just act like the new Fark interface is like wordpad. It took me a little while to get used to too.


You can turn it off in myfark/prefs, it's "Enable modern rich text (WYSIWYG) editor for posting comments", which is on by default for some reason.
 
2013-03-08 06:38:54 AM  
The Food Babe looks like she has some artificial chemicals injected into her face. I guess that is okay though.
 
2013-03-08 06:59:56 AM  

rikkards: Theory Of Null: bikkurikun: Mac and Cheese is probably the most disgusting thing I have eaten when I was in the U.S.  That stuff is nasty.

Did you try putting heinz ketchup all over it?

CSB
Wifey's family is from Holland (South Holland to be exact) and they were disgusted with ketchup and the thought of putting it on KD or eggs made it even worse. Until I pointed out putting chocolate sprinkles on your toast in the morning is what they call breakfast. We attributed it to idiosyncracies of our cultures and moved on.



Indeed. I am also from Holland. We just put mayo on everything.
 
2013-03-08 07:09:14 AM  
To experience the true power of coal tar dyes, you have to give a three year old a cup of Orange Crush.  You'll think they've been into some crystal meth.

Oh, and cancer.
 
2013-03-08 07:10:07 AM  
And never mind that the starch could give you diabetes all along.

That said, I do love me some macaroni and cheese - but pretty much the only time I can eat it now is either when I'm at a good southern restaurant (RIP McDonald's Soul Food Cafeteria in Charlotte), or at Chat 'n' Chew on W. 16th in Manhattan.
 
2013-03-08 07:16:36 AM  
i65.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 07:33:13 AM  
lookmatic.com

Have you called Jenny yet?
 
2013-03-08 07:46:19 AM  

All this has happened before
www.candywarehouse.com
and will happen again

 
2013-03-08 07:53:46 AM  
I'd say get back in the kitchen, but that seems to have started this.
 
2013-03-08 07:55:31 AM  
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
 
2013-03-08 07:56:19 AM  
Anybody remember when moms just raised kids?

Also yellow 5 causes
Yellow fever
Jaundice
Schizophrenia
Hammertoe
Tough nipples
Halitosis
Frugality
Vaginismus
Snaggletooth
 
2013-03-08 08:03:55 AM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Anybody remember when moms just raised kids?

Also yellow 5 causes
Yellow fever
Jaundice
Schizophrenia
Hammertoe
Tough nipples
Halitosis
Frugality
Vaginismus
Snaggletooth


Hi everybody!
 
2013-03-08 08:04:42 AM  

AirForceVet: I wouldn't mind this so much, especially from when I was a kid. When Kool-Aid came out with some new formula in the 60s, my sisters and I puked it up faster than anything in bright red vomit. As this apparently was a common problem with lots of kids, that Kool-Aid was pulled from the market ASAP.

I'm not cool about this as much as my situation after the BS caused about immunizations causing kids to get autism  That soccer mom logic was deadly for kids and the general public as well.


FIZZIES!

Put a root beer one on your tongue and see if you can leave it there until it's dissolved.
 
2013-03-08 08:06:52 AM  

libranoelrose: Yogimus: my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?

Spaghetti trees


I saw that as a kid and until probably my early teens was convinced there were spaghetti trees!!

/assholes
 
2013-03-08 08:12:35 AM  
Killer Cheese - well, okay, for non-artisinal hipster cheese ->
hunt4freebies.com
Of course the plastic residue from the packaging on the cheese will also kill you - just not as fast.
The Mac & Cheese this makes will knock yer socks off if you're used to that crap in a box that comes with pre-packed sludge in a foil packet.  This?   This is a gateway cheese, a gate into a land of food that actually tastes like something other than grease. Beware- you will not be "okay" with pre packaged sludge anymore.  .  .
 
2013-03-08 08:13:16 AM  

wildcardjack: Hmm, yellow 5 and 6 look like it would be fair to call for replacing them with annatto where feasible. They do have recognized issues, and that comment about yellow 6 having traces of carcinogen isn't unfounded.

But if you're really concerned, shouldn't you be feeding your children something better than mac 'n cheeze. I'm not talking granola and soy milk, but... Well, I guess knowing how to cook just isn't a thing anymore, is it?

/Contemplating a diet challenge to eat nothing that hasn't been in the human diet for at least 500 years.
//From a mention in a business book.


That'd be a fine idea, that's typically how the real cheese gets orange.
 
2013-03-08 08:14:01 AM  

Yogimus: Raithun: Yogimus: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille

AHAHAH... "wheeze" Ahahha... so you never made mac and cheese from scratch I see?

Twenty minutes sounds about right for actual prep time from scratch.  It'll take another 25-30 minutes baking, but you can go back to updating your blog while it does.

Sweet jebus, link me your recipe! I make this one all the time and I manage to turn it into an hour long affair. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-che e se-recipe/index.html


I've made this recipe, and the prep time really is about 20 minutes assuming you have everything you need and you know where stuff is in your kitchen.
 
2013-03-08 08:21:28 AM  

skozlaw: Bartleby the Scrivener: Anybody remember when moms just raised kids?

Also yellow 5 causes
Yellow fever
Jaundice
Schizophrenia
Hammertoe
Tough nipples
Halitosis
Frugality
Vaginismus
Snaggletooth

Hi everybody!


Hi Dr. Nick!
 
2013-03-08 08:28:08 AM  
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BONUS ERUPTUS
 
2013-03-08 08:32:07 AM  

Esc7: Hell. I'm angry that I just can't BUY that carcinogenic orange dust by the bushel. Their pasta sucks but that sweet dust is manna from heaven.


My former father in law had some of the cheese flavoring in a can (about two pounds of it) from his Y2k preps.  Check some of the LDS grocery sites you might find some.  We used it up as a sprinkle over veggies that weren't otherwise very good. (Cauliflower mostly.)

Speaking of, that cauliflower flour Kraft Mac N Cheese is pretty good.
 
2013-03-08 08:37:34 AM  

bingethinker: Right, the dye is the problem. Not all the cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese.


The dye is one of those cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese...
 
2013-03-08 08:41:20 AM  
How about not constantly feeding kids junk food? No?
 
2013-03-08 08:42:19 AM  

rikkards: Wifey's family is from Holland (South Holland to be exact) and they were disgusted with ketchup and the thought of putting it on KD or eggs made it even worse. Until I pointed out putting chocolate sprinkles on your toast in the morning is what they call breakfast. We attributed it to idiosyncracies of our cultures and moved on.


Don't mess with the chocolate! It rocks. Everyone likes chocolate. Ketchup is sweet crap for kids and has no place in a meal. I once decided to make pasta but while cooking I noticed that I didn't actually have tomato purée. But one of the people I share the house with had tomato ketchup so I decided to just use that. That stuff is vile. It barely tastes like tomato.
 
2013-03-08 08:42:35 AM  
Homemade Mac and cheese is ridiculously easy to make. Stop whining and cook something.
 
2013-03-08 08:43:29 AM  

Yogimus: Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.  You'd probably die of the health effects of obesity before you ate enough to risk cancer.

That depends how the chemicals interact within the body. Do they get broken down? If so, into what compounds? Are those compounds filtered out by the body, or do they accumulate?


Excellent hypothesis. Google it and get back to me.
 
2013-03-08 08:49:35 AM  
FTA In other countries, such as Norway and Austria, the fake dyes are banned completely. (Canada's fine with it, though.)

That's because in Canada they use the antioxidant properties of expensive fancy Dijon Ketchups to protect them.
 
2013-03-08 09:08:54 AM  
Anyone who would eat that shiat deserves cancer. Real mac and cheese only takes about five more minutes for a quick version.
 
2013-03-08 09:11:24 AM  

Darkraven: Yellow 5 makes me really ill. Induces IBS-like symptoms and vomiting.

Yellow 6 is OK.

No idea why. I just avoid it.


I have to avoid all the azo dyes. Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40. Migraine, nausea, vomiting, and confusion.
 
2013-03-08 09:14:02 AM  

dodecahedron: They should just use turmeric.


Yup.  That's what I throw in my homemade mac'n'cheese.  As an added bonus, my mac'n'cheese doesn't taste like that yellow plastic shiat that Kraft puts out.

\mixture of extra-sharp cheddar and smoked gouda FTW
 
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