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Old 12-27-2013, 01:24   #1
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I hadn't known of this 'DoctorsTV' show before & have no idea if it's a reputable source (unlike Dr. Oz ), but this particular video is very informative & should help us understand why it doesn't do us any good to use the neatly sliced 'American' cheese - make that 'cheese food' - or any other of the processed spreads, cheese-in-a-can, etc.

Is Processed Cheese Still a Cheese? video from Answers.com Videos




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I've always refused to eat the stuff except for ignoring it showing up on fast-food burgers - on the basis it didn't taste like cheese, and any product in the grocery that has to advertise it's food is, well, scary.

I've never watched that show, mostly because it's associated somehow with Dr. Phil and I have an allergic reaction to anything even tangentially related to him (rightly or wrongly.)

But I absolutely believe everything negative about 'cheese food' even if it showed up on Oz!

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I never did like "cheese food" or cheese in a can, or anything that is "fake" cheese. I only buy the pasturized cheese slices, and the rest is always in a brick of cheese. I pretty much shred everything myself now.

How can anything that says "cheese food" be real?

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We have a box of house brand 'velveeta' in the fridge, because the only way Fritz will take a pill is if it's hidden in a cube of that gunk. But I'm irked every time I look at it, thinking I wouldn't feed that crap to a dog! And yet that's what it's come to over here.




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Never liked that American "cheese" stuff. Colby-Jack slices fill the role quite nicely.

(Used to have a sneaking fondness for Cheez-Whiz, but I somehow outgrew it a few years before diagnosis.)

In cheese sauces ... cream cheese, perhaps mixed with shredded cheddar, long ago grabbed the role once filled by Velveeta.

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That's what we used to have to do with our German Shepherd. He downright refused to take any pill that wasn't buried in Velveeta. Luckily, we have a small mom-pop type store not far from here, and they usually stock fresh cheeses. My husband eats the 'American cheese.' I think it's just downright nasty. That's not anywhere near cheese.

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Memories from childhood..... sliced American cheese and Wonder Bread.

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Judy is quite stroppy about this. She's not that keen on cheese herself and detests all soft cheeses but when it comes to buying, she won't touch anything pasteurised and as for processed cheeses? I'll simply say that were she to post her opinions on the forum, the censor bot would replace most of the text with "*"

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Memories from childhood..... sliced American cheese and Wonder Bread.
with miracle whip or mustard.....YUMMY

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Memories from childhood..... sliced American cheese and Wonder Bread.
My mom used to make this but with buttered bread and raspberry jam in addition to the Velveeta. I don't know why it tasted good (considering it's a total franken-food) but we all enjoyed it.

I am not even sure what the heck is in Velveeta anymore. It used to be chock full of trans-fats so that it could sit unrefrigerated on the shelf and stay firm. Now that they've reformulated it to remove trans fats, they must be using something else to thicken it... *blech*

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