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(Mother Nature Network)   If you've ever gotten high and wondered why cheese was originally dyed yellow, we've got some answers   ( divider line 10
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10567 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Nov 2013 at 11:47 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-09 11:52:38 AM  
4 votes:
I always assumed it was dyed yellow so you could find it in the dark.
2013-11-09 12:17:26 PM  
3 votes:
I miss the red dyed pistachios.  Except that my red fingers would stain the onions when it was time to switch them out on my belt, as was the fashion of the time.
2013-11-09 11:55:08 AM  
2 votes:

brigid_fitch: I had a revelation while standing at the deli counter one day.  Land O' Lakes American cheese was on sale and everyone was on line buying it.  After hearing the guy behind the counter ask each person "yellow or white" every time, it dawned on me:  What the hell flavor is yellow?  Why am I eating this crap?  Looked it up online and found that American Cheese started out as a Colby/Cheddar blend but is now so processed it really can't be called cheese.  Screw that--I can buy colby & cheddar myself and make way better grilled cheese than Land O Lakes stuff.

American cheese was first perfected and made available to the public in response to the great earwax shortage of 1917.
2013-11-09 03:44:18 PM  
1 votes:
Blessed are the cheese makers.
2013-11-09 12:46:45 PM  
1 votes:

wellreadneck: My grandparents made what they called 'cow butter'.
2013-11-09 12:40:46 PM  
1 votes:

wellreadneck: My grandparents made what they called 'cow butter'. I imagine they didn't separate the fat and the cows were mostly grass fed. That butter was white.

Well that settles it.
2013-11-09 12:05:24 PM  
1 votes:

oldwolf49: I remain happy making my own.

What kind do you make?  I find this fascinating.

2013-11-09 11:55:29 AM  
1 votes:
The same reason they dye fish pink.

Because fark you.
2013-11-09 10:46:03 AM  
1 votes:
I can't stand "articles" that end with an exclamation point!
2013-11-09 08:54:08 AM  
1 votes:

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