Afternoon Entertainment: A blogger site rounding up the most disgusting recipes from the worst cookbooks they can find:
CHEEZ WHIZ is just one type of “American Cheese,” which is not cheese at all, but legally defined as a “cheese analogue” (hence the deliberately fake spelling). If it’s called “American Cheese” (any variety) and comes in rectangular form (or in a jar or aerosol can), regardless whether you buy it from the deli counter sliced or not, it most likely grew in a field, rather than came out of a cow. “American cheese” consists mainly of soy and occasionally casein, or milk fats.Get this: to encourage patriotism during wartime, the sale and consumption of anything other than “American Cheese”was banned in the US in May, 1942. But people missed their real cheese and knew a ruse when they saw it — the public morale plummeted instead, causing the ban to be rescinded only three months later.
Kraft has always liked to advertise CHEEZ WHIZ as “cheese made easy,” but what they are doing is making cheese really complicated. Actual cheese is easy all by itself. For a start, you don’t have to add anything to it for it to be cheese. Come to think of it, you don’t need to add anything to broccoli for it to be broccoli either.