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Old Today, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Delahanty View Post
You're right. You don't need to buy pre-packaged cheese (plus the rest of the crap in there) designed for eggs or other dishes.

I don't know what some of these people, generally aghast at anything prepackaged with additives, are making that requires so many blocks of cheese, but I can grate ("shred") an 8-oz block in less than a minute--and it's pure cheese. And I don't need blends.

The "marketing" is the same as with other prepackaged convenience products--trying to convince us that we suddenly can't live without it.
Add up all of those little things and they can be real time savers. Where do you draw the line at convenience? Really many of the things we buy today are "convenience" foods and you might not even think about it. Do you make your own mayonnaise? Ever buy bottled salad dressing?

Dried pasta, a jar of sauce, and a canister of grated Parmesan cheese make spaghetti a viable Tuesday night meal after work. If I was doing all of that from scratch my kids wouldn't be eating dinner until 8:30 at night.
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Old Today, 06:57 AM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Originally Posted by rrah View Post
The television is on in the background for some noise. I was 1/2 listening when one commercial caught my attention.

Kraft is now packaging cheese blends specifically for egg dishes and macaroni and cheese. They call it "Expertly Paired." I can't imagine needing to buy a shredded cheese specifically "designed" for eggs. I would guess that 2 packages of different cheeses can be purchased for about the same price as this "new" product.

I suppose in the days of full meals/recipes delivered for prep at home it makes sense as a way to increase profits.

Silly product to me.
This will appeal to the folks who buy those “special potatoes, wrapped in plastic, for baking”.

I must admit, I never thought I’d ever buy salad kits, but I do.
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Old Today, 07:09 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Originally Posted by Chaofan View Post
Why? Many of them are quite tasty.

No one who doesn't want to buy them has to buy them, but they are available for those who do want to buy them.

I don't care at all for raisins and consider chocolate-covered raisins to be an abomination. That doesn't mean they shouldn't exist; it just means I don't buy them. On the bright side, that leaves more for the people who do like them. Same with things I like that others do not. Like wasabi potato chips.

The thread is a light hearted one detailing something we see as silly...I answered.

You turned it into a serious discussion....why post on a thread you don't quite get...?
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