Canadian Bacon...WTH???

TenPenny

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Yeah, there are actually quite a few reasons for that...they're all listed under "ingredients!" (Never actually checked to see if "cheese" was on the list...) :-?

Cheese is the second ingredient on the list.
Modified Milk Ingredients is first, Water is third, then some other stuff which I can't be bothered to list.
 

karrie

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We eat CheezWhiz at home. A jar lasts a long time though unless I do up salsa dip with it for company. I find it amusing to watch my friends who turn their noses up at CheezWhiz sit and inhale a bowl of it. lol.
 

#juan

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Few processed foods are 'good' for you.

But some aren't made of ground glass like people want to imply either. lol.

A few weeks back we bought a large tin of hot chocolate mix. Yesterday I noticed that silicon dioxide was listed in the ingredients. Silicon dioxide is glass. Ive since read that powdered glass is added as an anticaking agent and to increase bulk but not affect the flavour. I guess if you grind the glass fine enough it won't hurt you.
 

karrie

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A few weeks back we bought a large tin of hot chocolate mix. Yesterday I noticed that silicon dioxide was listed in the ingredients. Silicon dioxide is glass. Ive since read that powdered glass is added as an anticaking agent and to increase bulk but not affect the flavour. I guess if you grind the glass fine enough it won't hurt you.

lol... ground fine enough to not hurt you, most people would call it sand. That's not the first food application I've heard of for it either. I try to make sure I don't put it in my meals though. lol.
 

TenPenny

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A few weeks back we bought a large tin of hot chocolate mix. Yesterday I noticed that silicon dioxide was listed in the ingredients. Silicon dioxide is glass. Ive since read that powdered glass is added as an anticaking agent and to increase bulk but not affect the flavour. I guess if you grind the glass fine enough it won't hurt you.

Actually, silicon dioxide is sand, and it's certainly not harmful to eat.
 

#juan

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Actually, silicon dioxide is sand, and it's certainly not harmful to eat.

I probably got carried away by an old murder novel I read where one of the instruments used to kill off a couple of the characters was ground glass. Actually, silicon dioxide is glass and glass ground to sand sized granules is sand. I guess we've all eaten our share of sand.
 

AnnaG

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I can make my own "cheese whiz" and it's better than Kraft's. lol

Queso:

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 4 tbsp of flour
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin (ground or seed)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 lb cheddar (cut to 1" cubes)
  • 1 tbsp peppers of your preferred flavor
  • Bag of tortilla chips
Combine the flour and spices and add it to butter.
Continue to cook over medium heat until light brown.
Stir and let bubble.
Remove from heat and add milk while stirring.
Return to low heat and add cheese.
When the cheese has melted and mixed in, add the peppers
Serve hot with the chips.
 

countryboy

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I can make my own "cheese whiz" and it's better than Kraft's. lol

Queso:

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 4 tbsp of flour
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin (ground or seed)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 lb cheddar (cut to 1" cubes)
  • 1 tbsp peppers of your preferred flavor
  • Bag of tortilla chips
Combine the flour and spices and add it to butter.
Continue to cook over medium heat until light brown.
Stir and let bubble.
Remove from heat and add milk while stirring.
Return to low heat and add cheese.
When the cheese has melted and mixed in, add the peppers
Serve hot with the chips.

Yummy...that looks like a very customized version of chile con queso...I'm gonna' try it! Thanks Anna!
 

Risus

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A few weeks back we bought a large tin of hot chocolate mix. Yesterday I noticed that silicon dioxide was listed in the ingredients. Silicon dioxide is glass. Ive since read that powdered glass is added as an anticaking agent and to increase bulk but not affect the flavour. I guess if you grind the glass fine enough it won't hurt you.
Silicone dioxide is not glass, but is an ingredient found in glass. It is actually a type of sand.
 

AnnaG

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Yummy...that looks like a very customized version of chile con queso...I'm gonna' try it! Thanks Anna!
Actually, I just realized that this thread is about bacon and that bacon bits might go nicely in my queso. lol
 

EagleSmack

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aahh, kind of like monterey jack cheese, Velveeta, or Colby. Boring. I like your brie cheese, provolone, or that pinconey (or whatever it's called), though.

Well not even as tasty as Monterey Jack Cheese. Processed for sure. Just a simple bland cheese, nothing spectacular at all about it.
 

cdarro

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Because cheddar cheese and American cheese are different. That is why you were unconvincing.

American cheese is light yellow/orange and somewhat bland, but I have had the same experience as GernB; heard cheddar (no mistaking the taste) referred to as American cheese in Utah, Washington and elsewhere.