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5 Fake Cheese Foods We Wish We Wouldn't Crave

Posted: 01/23/2012 12:53 pm

I got all excited when I first saw the new Kraft Make Something Amazing commercial. Yay, someone is actually encouraging us to cook real food from scratch! How exciting! And then I watched the commercial more closely. Despite the twee song by Canadian indie band Mother Mother and the sun-drenched shots of families and hipsters frolicking around their kitchen playing with food, what did I spy? Lots of American cheese slices.

Harrmumph, a commercial for processed cheese foods disguised as a commercial for cooking? Okay -- fine, I think I caught a few shots of bags with grated REAL cheese in them. I guess we could consider this an improvement over America's history with cheese. But let's take a walk down memory lane to recall some of America's most infamous cheez-like food products.

Do you eat processed cheese products or do you prefer "real" cheese?

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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There it is, that floppy square of plasticky cheese food product sandwiched between sheets of cellophane. It's kind of the cheese equivalent of of pleather.

 

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