My Worst Nightmare

Jan 07, 2014

A while ago, I had a nightmare...

I was on the $64,000 Challenge (remember that great old show) and I had made it all the way to the final question, but successfully answering questions only about baseball and Notre Dame.

The final question was a lay-up.  “Name any brand of cheese”.  While they played all that dit-dat-dit-or-dit music, I was trying to figure out how I would spend the money.  Finally, the music ended and I said “Velveeta”.  BZZZZZZZZZ.  Sorry.

“What?  You mean Velveeta isn’t cheese?  Why didn’t’ somebody tell me?”

Well…………it wasn’t actually a nightmare………….it was just a feeling I got when I learned a few hours ago that Velveeta is made up of:

Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate; contains less than 2% of: salt, calcium phosphatelactic acidsorbic acid as a preservative, sodium alginatesodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal (color), annatto (color), and cheese culture!

Most of those things I’ve never heard of.  Some of them sound kind of scary.  And, just what is “cheese culture”?

Next time I order a cheeseburger, I’m going to tell them I want “cheese culture” and a lab experiment on the burger.

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