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2013-03-08 09:20:28 AM  

probesport: How about not constantly feeding kids junk food? No?

 
2013-03-08 09:24:29 AM  
Real Mac and cheese:

Cooked macaroni

Make two cups of béchamel sauce (that's a blond roux with whole milk that's allowed to thicken and become smooth)

Add 1.5 to two cups of grated cheeses. Cheddar, swiss and parmesan makes a good combination

Stir in the cheese, some black pepper, a dash of worcestershire sauce and a pinch of cayenne pepper and a bit of Dijon mustard. If it is too thick, thin with a little more milk or cream

Pour sauce over the macaroni and combine

Eat

Total time? About 20 minutes. If you want it baked, put it in a buttered casserole and top with more grated cheese or buttered bread crumbs and run it under the broiler for a few minutes.
 
2013-03-08 09:26:07 AM  

DerAppie: 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.


Of course it didn't work. That's like substituting marmalade for orange juice in a recipe.
 
2013-03-08 09:27:41 AM  
Get some macaroni pasta. Now boil the pasta. Then drain the pasta. Now add cheese into the pasta. Mix until it melts.

That is somehow harder than a box with a bag of pasta and a bag of powder or cheese food product?

Most people really don't deserve to live on this planet.
 
2013-03-08 09:35:56 AM  

magneticmushroom: Quadrilateral I was, now I warp like a smile.

/yellow number five, yellow number five, five five.


Your words burn the air like the names of candy bars
 
2013-03-08 09:45:27 AM  

log_jammin:  It's what happens when you tell a country for a few decades that scientists don't know what they're talking about and the average layperson can use some "common sense" and know just as much as science does.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-08 09:46:46 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.


Um... http://www.amazon.com/Cheddar-Cheese-Powder-1-lb/dp/B00016LZT8

/or google 'cheese powder'.
 
2013-03-08 09:48:19 AM  

CheekyMonkey: 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


Yup! I use my Masterbuilt smoker to make killer smoked mac and cheese. I use greek yogurt in it instead of some of the cream/cream cheese, a good multigrain elbow or fusillli, top with seasoned panko crumbs and it works great.

Hey, I remember you from Photoshop contests years back, good to see your name pop up.
 
2013-03-08 09:52:24 AM  

UsikFark: log_jammin: Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.

That's because they are soccer moms and not scientists. It's what happens when you tell a country for a few decades that scientists don't know what they're talking about and the average layperson can use some "common sense" and know just as much as science does.

Learn this one weird tip for massive weight gain discovered by a mom...


Those adds weird me out.
"Try this weird trick for younger looking skin that's making dermatologists furious"

If "fury" is the emotion your treatment elicits from medical professionals I don't think I wanna rub it in my skin.
 
2013-03-08 09:55:08 AM  

dodecahedron: CheekyMonkey: 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

Yup! I use my Masterbuilt smoker to make killer smoked mac and cheese. I use greek yogurt in it instead of some of the cream/cream cheese, a good multigrain elbow or fusillli, top with seasoned panko crumbs and it works great.

Hey, I remember you from Photoshop contests years back, good to see your name pop up.


You're probably thinking of CheekyMunky, who I haven't seen around here in years.  I don't have any Photoshop skillz.

Thanks for the idea of using Greek yogurt.
 
2013-03-08 10:04:14 AM  
 don't care if my Froot Loops are rainbow colored.

/Now, if it made your poop technicolored, I'd be all for it


step 1) eat an entire bag of malt-o-meal brand froot loops

step 2) wait

step3) take dump


TA DAA
 
2013-03-08 10:06:44 AM  
i.imgur.com
close enough
 
2013-03-08 10:07:12 AM  
One of the moms was really hot.

//that is all
 
2013-03-08 10:11:38 AM  

CheekyMonkey: dodecahedron: CheekyMonkey: 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

Yup! I use my Masterbuilt smoker to make killer smoked mac and cheese. I use greek yogurt in it instead of some of the cream/cream cheese, a good multigrain elbow or fusillli, top with seasoned panko crumbs and it works great.

Hey, I remember you from Photoshop contests years back, good to see your name pop up.

You're probably thinking of CheekyMunky, who I haven't seen around here in years.  I don't have any Photoshop skillz.

Thanks for the idea of using Greek yogurt.


Gives it a nice tang. Experiment with amounts to find the blend you like. I use the extra sharp cheddar in mine as well and the yogurt adds a nice something to the mix plus creaminess.

Fark really needs a food tab, I don't care how much people laugh and mock it whenever this is mentioned, but dammit, there's some good collective knowledge here.
 
2013-03-08 10:14:21 AM  

This text is now purple: DerAppie: 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.

Of course it didn't work. That's like substituting marmalade for orange juice in a recipe.


I know, but I needed a quick fix because I didn't feel like shopping. It did remind me that ketchup is crap (I tasted some clean ketchup afterwards).
 
2013-03-08 10:23:07 AM  

dodecahedron: CheekyMonkey: dodecahedron: CheekyMonkey: 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

Yup! I use my Masterbuilt smoker to make killer smoked mac and cheese. I use greek yogurt in it instead of some of the cream/cream cheese, a good multigrain elbow or fusillli, top with seasoned panko crumbs and it works great.

Hey, I remember you from Photoshop contests years back, good to see your name pop up.

You're probably thinking of CheekyMunky, who I haven't seen around here in years.  I don't have any Photoshop skillz.

Thanks for the idea of using Greek yogurt.

Gives it a nice tang. Experiment with amounts to find the blend you like. I use the extra sharp cheddar in mine as well and the yogurt adds a nice something to the mix plus creaminess.

Fark really needs a food tab, I don't care how much people laugh and mock it whenever this is mentioned, but dammit, there's some good collective knowledge here.


I concur.  I get a couple of good ideas out of every food thread.
 
2013-03-08 10:24:10 AM  
www.spikednation.com

Don't forget the tapeworm food.
 
2013-03-08 10:39:26 AM  

Dahnkster: [charsheblogs.files.wordpress.com image 250x141]  Also causes cancer


That is strangely hypnotic. I just burned up like 10 seconds looking at it.
 
2013-03-08 10:49:59 AM  
But BHT and BHA that are possible human carcinogens can keep getting dumped in all kinds of food.
 
2013-03-08 10:53:04 AM  
Don't even get me started on Maroon 5.
 
2013-03-08 10:53:09 AM  

Krieghund: SpdrJay: Kraft Dinner also a known cause of Canadianism.

If I had a million dollars for every time I heard that

/I wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
//But I would


Of course you would, you'd just eat more.
 
2013-03-08 10:54:48 AM  

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


the fact that they even need to use dye for something as simple as macaroni and cheese points to that problem
 
2013-03-08 10:57:02 AM  

louiedog: [i.imgur.com image 500x500]
close enough


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 10:57:33 AM  

brainrocks: don't care if my Froot Loops are rainbow colored.

/Now, if it made your poop technicolored, I'd be all for it


step 1) eat an entire bag of malt-o-meal brand froot loops

step 2) wait

step3) take dump


TA DAA


This might work if you use 2 bags, separate the colors, then eat them in rainbow order about 2-3 hours apart.

If you want to do it right, It's gonna take a little more work than that, but it'll be so worth it!

Foods, in order
1st:  3 bowls of Frankenberry.
2nd:  Bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and a cherry Icee
3rd:  squash, sweet potatoes, carrots
4th:  Yellow fruit loops/trix/fruity pebbles, Gold pills, edible yellow glitter
5th:  mixed green salad, bottle of red wine, and a bowl of Boo-berry
6th:  Blue velvet cake, blue fruit loops/trix/fruity pebbles
7th:  Large serving of beets
8th:  Guinness and licorice

Do this, post the results, and become an internet legend
 
2013-03-08 10:57:37 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: signaljammer: Right-wing butthurt is strong.  The history of synthetic dyes in food in this country is replete with bans and good evidence that they are mutagenic.  If the dialectic is between the natural colorants that they use in countries smart enough to force them to, and the synthetics they foist on people when they can, well America is a rich country.

But what I am really concerned with is my fellow farker.  How do you get so twisted that you sorry for corporations before people?  Was it some weird fad of right-wing iconoclasm in youth that calcified somehow in your adult cabesas?  Is it your anemic media diet?  What happens?

//I think the cheap mac-y-cheese is
//getting to youse, maybe

First, you're dragging politics into something it doesn't belong in.

Second, while you you would normally find people agreeing that big corporations are bad, Mouthy helicopter and activist Mommies who believe their crotch droppings are the most important things on Earth and the entire world should be padded and censored to make sure their children are safe are even worse than, and almost as destructive as, big corporations trying to poison us all.


Who are you to question signaljammer?!
He is obveolsy smarter then you and me because of the airudite and inteligistic wurding  that I don't understand that he uses.  makes me feel dum.
 
2013-03-08 10:58:53 AM  
Onions sauteed in dijon mustard and rum make for an excellent addition to any real mac and cheese.
 
2013-03-08 11:03:02 AM  

log_jammin: Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.

That's because they are soccer moms and not scientists. It's what happens when you tell a country for a few decades that scientists don't know what they're talking about and the average layperson can use some "common sense" and know just as much as science does.


You don't actually know the FDA's food testing regulations, do you.

/Hint: They don't test any medication meant for women on actual women, don't test long-term, and let people virtually buy their way out. I don't know if you actually know any science, but that's called 'shiatty testing', and artificial dyes are pretty completely untested by the FDA, so no, they should not be in our food until proper testing is done.
 
2013-03-08 11:04:39 AM  

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

the fact that they even need to use dye for something as simple as macaroni and cheese points to that problem


I think it was the Trader Joe's brand that ended up coloring theirs orange because customers requested it saying that they grew up eating orange mac & cheese from a box and it's what they wanted.
 
2013-03-08 11:16:58 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


From the same episode:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/stove-top-mac-n-chees e- recipe/index.html
 
2013-03-08 11:35:50 AM  

my alt's alt's alt: This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!


Obesity kills plenty of people.
 
2013-03-08 11:50:01 AM  
It's pretty interesting to me to see so many people all riled up over something that just add to some food's appearance.
 
2013-03-08 01:55:19 PM  

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.


Seriously. I'd love to buy bottles of it to shake onto popcorn.

Any why doesn't the cheese you buy to shake on popcorn taste nowhere near as good?
 
2013-03-08 01:56:40 PM  

KierzanDax: 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.

Seriously. I'd love to buy bottles of it to shake onto popcorn.

Any why doesn't the cheese you buy to shake on popcorn taste nowhere anywhere near as good?


Watch your negatives, you clod!
 
2013-03-08 01:59:25 PM  

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?


Like This
 
2013-03-08 02:59:25 PM  

robertus: Don't even get me started on Maroon 5.


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 02:59:59 PM  

JackieRabbit: Anyone who would eat that shiat deserves cancer. Real mac and cheese only takes about five more minutes for a quick version.


Well, boiling the pasta itself takes more than 5 minutes...so, you know. No.
 
2013-03-08 03:12:28 PM  

ladykills82: JackieRabbit: Anyone who would eat that shiat deserves cancer. Real mac and cheese only takes about five more minutes for a quick version.

Well, boiling the pasta itself takes more than 5 minutes...so, you know. No.


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 08:32:18 PM  
Mac and Cheese is really not that difficult to make from scratch...
 
2013-03-08 08:44:40 PM  
Surprising no one, mommy bloggers are the dumbest people on the Interwebs.
 
2013-03-08 09:23:37 PM  
More evidence that your mother was trying to kill you all through your childhood -- and well into your thirties.
 
2013-03-08 10:12:18 PM  
I make this one for my Vegan husband and I. We LOVE it:

http://www.grouprecipes.com/81388/vegan-mac-daddy.html
 
2013-03-09 08:26:10 AM  

mafiageek1980: I make this one for my Vegan husband and I. We LOVE it:

http://www.grouprecipes.com/81388/vegan-mac-daddy.html


that is one badly written set of directions.

(sorry)
 
2013-03-09 03:12:36 PM  

thisone: mafiageek1980: I make this one for my Vegan husband and I. We LOVE it:

http://www.grouprecipes.com/81388/vegan-mac-daddy.html

that is one badly written set of directions.

(sorry)


S'ok, I actually agree :)
 
2013-03-10 07:20:17 PM  

dodecahedron: Fark really needs a food tab, I don't care how much people laugh and mock it whenever this is mentioned, but dammit, there's some good collective knowledge here.


THIS!
 
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