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JulieJ08
01-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Or so says their commercial. Because you get twice as much for the same money.

"Forget the cheddar. Velveeta is better."

Sad. They're using the economy to market junk.


Operator265
01-02-2009, 11:52 PM
Oh you little brat. I feel a craving coming on.

One of my "famous" recipes is Velveeta, Rotel and Cheese soup heated up for dip. The first time I made it for my X he looked at it, gave me the most disgusted look and said, "What? Did you puke in the bowl?" Then he ate some and fell in love. Now, my family asks me to make "Puke in a Bowl".

Shopaholic1204
01-03-2009, 12:19 AM
*shudders*

When my friend moved, she gave some food she wasnt taking with her. So we had like, 5 boxes of Velvetta. And this was back when we were dirt poor. So we'd always eat it. I cannot even look at a box of that stuff without wanting to throw up, lol.


PhotoChick
01-03-2009, 12:26 AM
You know .. two of my favorite junk food dips (both of which I indulged in over New Years) are Rotel and Velveeta and Hormel chili and Velveeta.

However, this is the first time I've eaten either since ... oh ... 2006? Something like that. I had forgotten (or never really realized) how incredibly SALTY Velveeta is. Wow.

It's still good, but I find that I can only eat a few bites and I'm done. Salted out. Bleargh.

And as far as being better than real cheese? No f'ing way. :)

I'll take a tiny bit of real sharp cheddar any day. But I have to admit a small, tiny, white-trashy weakness for fake orange food. ;) It's my secret shame.

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Wolf Goddess
01-03-2009, 12:40 AM
Hey, I like the light Velveeta that you can find now - yes, it's junk. Yes, it's the definition of "Frankinfood." But it makes a great dip.

Operator265
01-03-2009, 12:43 AM
Not much of a secret PC. Your location states "Deep South". That's where my recipe came from. Not many folks up here in the Mtn. West do this. That's why it's kinda special to my friends. And honestly, did you have to bring up the Hormel and Velveeta.:drool: You people are KILLING ME!!!!;)

WarMaiden
01-03-2009, 12:47 AM
I married a southerner and inherited the Velveeta + Rotel recipe which is, sadly, extremely yummy. Haven't had it in forever, though, and I don't eat chips anymore! Alas!

But yeah, never would I choose Velveeta over actual food. Now that I eat healthy, that is :D

PhotoChick
01-03-2009, 12:48 AM
Not much of a secret PC. Your location states "Deep South". Hee hee! That does give it away, doesn't it???

PS - Celery sticks dipped in the velveeta/rotel combination are also pretty decent and at least take away *some* of the fake food / junk food guilt. ;)

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WarMaiden
01-03-2009, 12:56 AM
PS - Celery sticks dipped in the velveeta/rotel combination are also pretty decent and at least take away *some* of the fake food / junk food guilt. ;)

That was pretty :devil: of you to post! :D

JulieJ08
01-03-2009, 01:15 AM
LOL, I never expected mention of Velveeta to set off cravings. To me it's yuck period. YMMV ;)

kelly315
01-03-2009, 01:29 AM
I used to love that stuff...now I gag a little at the idea of it.

mayness
01-03-2009, 01:59 AM
Hahaha... I remember as a kid, my mom's favorite macaroni and cheese recipe used something like 1/2 velveeta and 1/2 real cheese... when she was making it, I'd sometimes take a little chunk of the velveeta to eat plain (I always did that with her cooking ingredients, lol!) and then I'd end up spitting it out. Blech. Somehow I never remembered how gross it was. I did like the mac & cheese though... remind me NOT to get that recipe...

TheMrs
01-03-2009, 02:16 AM
I have to admit, reading about velveeta makes me gag just a little bit. I mean, I actually like the Ro'Tel dip but real cheese just doesn't crust up your fingers as your dicing it like velveeta does. :lol:

Something that really grosses me out - aerosol cheese. GROSS! One of my husband's friends thinks that is the end-all, be-all of cheese products and I have to tell him that cheese isn't meant to come shooting out of a can when you pull a trigger. :no:

It's just not right. :barf:

ennay
01-03-2009, 02:20 AM
Something that really grosses me out - aerosol cheese. GROSS! One of my husband's friends thinks that is the end-all, be-all of cheese products and I have to tell him that cheese isn't meant to come shooting out of a can when you pull a trigger. :no:

It's just not right. :barf:

I am creeped out by the fact that in the grocery now...including my natural food stores is "organic pancake batter" in a reddiwhip type can. Make 1 or make 20. Pancake batter. WRONG, so wrong. The fact that it is "organic" to me makes it even more wrong. Batter blaster...that is what it is called.

lizziep
01-03-2009, 02:53 AM
i used to be super grossed out by the cheez-in-a-can too. til i tried it. oh my... so delish. lol. try NOT to eat an entire can at once. i haven't touched the stuff in years.
mom used to always use velveeta to make nachos. barf!

kaplods
01-03-2009, 01:29 PM
Velveeta was developed in 1918 as a way to use the byproduct of cheesemaking, whey, and various cheeses (because it combined several cheeses). I don't know how much the formula has changed (probably quite a bit), but it was always marketed as a cheaper alternative to cheese.

It was sold to the Kraft Company in 1928, but I'm not sure how popular it was before the 1950's.

I think it was possibly Alton Brown, I saw suggesting that "melting cheese for dummies" (my words I think, not his) start with Velveeta. So start with a little Velveeta and add "real" cheese to it for mac and cheese, fondu, etc...

I've never bought Velveeta regularly, but I have used it once in a while (Velveeta and Pace Picante is my version of the puke dip).

With my salt taste changing, I'm betting it's far too salty for me now (it was already too salty for me the last time I had it several years ago).

Ruthxxx
01-03-2009, 01:33 PM
I have no idea what V. is made of but I make a Velveeta Fudge at Christmas which everyone adores. I'd post the recipe but it's Food Porn.

JulieJ08
01-03-2009, 01:53 PM
VELVEETA - CHEESE - REGULAR (http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Products/ProductInfoDisplay.htm?SiteId=1&Product=2100061689)

Ingredients: MILK, WATER, MILKFAT, WHEY, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, ALGINATE, SODIUM CITRATE, APOCAROTENAL (COLOR), ANNATTO (COLOR), ENZYMES, CHEESE CULTURE.

kaplods
01-03-2009, 01:57 PM
Hmm, not nearly as bad as I would have thought (not that I consider it a health food, now).

alinnell
01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
Even though I've outgrown the grilled Velveeta sandwiches with tomato soup that my mom made that a lot while we were growing up, sometimes I do give in and have this as my kids both like it a lot. Lately I prefer grilled "panini" sandwiches with some carved turkey and low fat provolone grilled.

willow650
01-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Oh you little brat. I feel a craving coming on.

One of my "famous" recipes is Velveeta, Rotel and Cheese soup heated up for dip. The first time I made it for my X he looked at it, gave me the most disgusted look and said, "What? Did you puke in the bowl?" Then he ate some and fell in love. Now, my family asks me to make "Puke in a Bowl".

YUMMY, i could live off Rotel and Velveeta dip. I do try to limit how often i use velveeta, I use to use couple times a week, now I cant even remember the last time

willow650
01-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Lately I prefer grilled "panini" sandwiches with some carved turkey and low fat provolone grilled.

That sounds yummy

willow650
01-03-2009, 08:28 PM
I never met a processed cheese I didn't like. In a box, wrapped in plastic, in a jar or in a can

willow650
01-03-2009, 08:30 PM
I have no idea what V. is made of but I make a Velveeta Fudge at Christmas which everyone adores. I'd post the recipe but it's Food Porn.

Um, can you PM me this recipe? I am very curious

WebRover
01-04-2009, 11:22 AM
I never met a processed cheese I didn't like. In a box, wrapped in plastic, in a jar or in a can

I never met a processed cheese I DID like. Many of them create a burning sensation on my tongue.
Velveeta - yuck
Cheez-Whiz - double yuck
American Cheese - plastic yuck
Besides the burning sensation, they have a bad taste and weird consistency. So it's not hard for me to avoid them.

Restaurants should have to warn you when their dishes are made with "cheese food" instead of cheese. I have ordered dishes that I couldn't/wouldn't eat after that first nasty bite.

techwife
01-04-2009, 12:24 PM
I've been substituting velveeta in my dishes with cheddar cheese soup...which is probably just as unhealthy as velveeta, but I have to say its taken my au gratin potatoes to a new level of oooooh-so-good!

Funny thing is...my mom used it so much in her cooking (Velveeta) that it was always in the fridge. I remember thinking one day when I was about five that I liked the name Velveeta and thought I might name my first born daughter Velveeta. My daughter, Shelley, was very relieved when I told her this that I didn't name her after cheese product. Can you imagine...and then she'd have brothers names Provolone and Mozzarella! :fr:

techwife
01-04-2009, 12:29 PM
I never met a processed cheese I DID like. Many of them create a burning sensation on my tongue.
Velveeta - yuck
Cheez-Whiz - double yuck
American Cheese - plastic yuck
Besides the burning sensation, they have a bad taste and weird consistency. So it's not hard for me to avoid them.

Restaurants should have to warn you when their dishes are made with "cheese food" instead of cheese. I have ordered dishes that I couldn't/wouldn't eat after that first nasty bite.

Yes, but nothing says senseless carbs like a can of cheeze whiz and a sleeve of ritz crackers and its one of my favorite snacks I never have.

nelie
01-04-2009, 12:39 PM
I've never had velveeta or cheeze whiz. Now I don't eat cheese anymore but I don't even miss it.

techwife - One of my former binge foods was ritz crackers and various cheeses, depending on my mood, usually a sharp cheddar.

JulieJ08
01-04-2009, 01:15 PM
I remember thinking one day when I was about five that I liked the name Velveeta and thought I might name my first born daughter Velveeta. My daughter, Shelley, was very relieved when I told her this that I didn't name her after cheese product. Can you imagine...and then she'd have brothers names Provolone and Mozzarella!

LOL. Nevermind the cheese product. Velveeta as a girl's name sounds like something else. Something I *know* the schoolyard would pick up on.

I think the only junky cheese food I ever liked was Cheeto's, and they only sound good maybe once a year or less. I only like the skinnier crunchier ones, not the bigger fluffy ones. But it's been so long now, maybe I'm completely over them.

kaplods
01-04-2009, 01:17 PM
I never ate much cheese (fake or real) until my husband and I moved to the land of beer and cheese (Wisconsin) - though I still haven't had a beer here. I'm actually beer-phobic.

I'm not actually afraid of beer, I'm afraid of getting beer spilled on me. When I was little (starting maybe at age 7 or so), my uncle (if not an alcoholic, pretty darn close), at family gatherings, would love to ask me to get a beer for him (which my parents would make me do) and then he'd "accidentally" spill some on me when he opened it. I'd freak out, and change my clothes.

In college, I only went to one outdoor "kegger" (drinking diet Sprite the whole night) and I left immediately, when one of the kegs was spilled over and I got beer on my shoes, cute canvas lace flats (I threw away the shoes). I did go to a few college parties, but only if they were "inside" and I always drank diet soda unless there was hard liquor for mixed drinks.

Back to topic, hubby being a native Wisconsonite, considers Velveeta and low fat cheeses (except maybe part-skim Mozzarella) sacreligious. If it's not "real" cheese, he won't eat it, or so he says. I pointed out that the cheese "powder" he likes that comes on cheese puffs and that we bought to put on his popcorn (since he's not eating cheese puffs anymore), aren't "real" cheese.

He told me cheese powder didn't count because it wasn't a cheese, it was a seasoning.

JulieJ08
01-04-2009, 01:24 PM
He told me cheese powder didn't count because it wasn't a cheese, it was a seasoning.

Cute.

WebRover
01-04-2009, 03:43 PM
He told me cheese powder didn't count because it wasn't a cheese, it was a seasoning.


:rofl: We can all justify our preferences, can't we? :rofl: