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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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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.
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Old Yesterday, 08:40 AM
 
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Shredded cheese blends have been around for ages (Italian blends, Mexican blends, etc.) and I like them because I don't have to buy six packages of shredded cheese to get a 6-cheese Italian blend.

The only thing that has changed is the marketing.
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM
 
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But things did start to get truly silly with the invention of convenience foods. They were marketing the idea that cooking from scratch is next to impossible, which it isn't.
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Old Yesterday, 09:28 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Shredded cheese blends have been around for ages (Italian blends, Mexican blends, etc.) and I like them because I don't have to buy six packages of shredded cheese to get a 6-cheese Italian blend.

The only thing that has changed is the marketing.
Yep. It's just a change in marketing strategy. I don't buy packaged cheese blends often, but when needed, they're very convenient and not silly at all.
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 AM
 
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But things did start to get truly silly with the invention of convenience foods. They were marketing the idea that cooking from scratch is next to impossible, which it isn't.
Who wants to buy six different blocks of cheese and manually grate them all? Can I do it? Sure. Do I want to? No thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
 
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Who wants to buy six different blocks of cheese and manually grate them all? Can I do it? Sure. Do I want to? No thanks.
Definitely not when I have thirty minutes to get myself and the kid fed on busy nights.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Different flavors of potato chips seem kinda ridiculous...wasabi, maple etc.
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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM
 
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Different flavors of potato chips seem kinda ridiculous...wasabi, maple etc.


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.
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Old Yesterday, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Those Kraft blends are pretty good. I was using them until my kiddo became allergic to potato. Now I'm grating cheese from different blocks, which is much less convenient.
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Old Yesterday, 01:39 PM
 
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If you watch the sales prices and/or buy the generic brands, a lot of shredded cheese blends are cheaper than buying it by the block and grating it yourself.
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