There is something I need to tell you about me. I love cheese. Like, it’s kind of ridiculous. I bought a quarter-wheel of brie at Costco last weekend and it’s all gone. (It’s been gone for a couple of days…) But this post isn’t to tell you how much I love cheese. It’s about an impostor.
Kraft Singles. Well, any kind of processed cheese. But today I got a breakfast croissant with sausage, egg and cheese. Delicious? Yes, but I noticed something was amiss immediately. The distinctly unnatural color is a dead giveaway. That plus the shiny appearance. Lo and behold, they put Kraft Singles on my croissant. I just can’t. The taste and texture of that cheese is just unpleasant for me. I know many people who say that Kraft Singles are the only way to go for grilled cheese. I disagree. There are so many cheeses that melt quickly that taste like real cheese and not like “pasteurized cheese product”.
When they introduced it, Lobbyists wanted it labeled as “embalmed cheese” because it is so unnatural! (Source: Fox News and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cheeses of the World). I get that by doing anything to a natural food that you can classify it as being processed…but let’s not get into semantics.
I’ll be fair to Singles. Velveeta makes me gag. I have (on more than one occasion) flat out refused mac n cheese (a food I seriously consider a gift from above) because they were too lazy to make a proper cheese sauce and used Velveeta. It seriously takes like 5 minutes. And it’s not hard.
What about you? Do you like/love the stuff? Is it a must-have for grilled cheese or mac n cheese?