- Charlene Leonard Dec 6, 2001 06:22 AM
I am almost too embarrassed to post this because the idea of cheese which is sprayed out a can sounds vile to me but a friend of mind adores it and if anyone knows where I can find it will be a 'hound. Firstly, for my own knowledge what is it? and what exactly do you do with it? and secondly does anyone know of a UK outlet where I can buy it for a very grateful friend or is it so revolting that I should try to persuade her to ditch the addiction?
I think you're talking about Velveeta (wonder cheese of the 1970s). It is an orangey-yellow cheese-like paste that comes in a can. It doesn't exactly spray out like a can of hairspray, but it's the same idea. Why anyone would long for Velveeta is beyond me, but there you go! I would suggest checking out shops in neighborhoods with a large American community (isn't South Ken like that?).
I think you're talking about EASY CHEESE (by Nabisco)...I have heard about people who actually kept a can hidden in their pantry, ashamed to admit they secretly enjoyed it once in awhile. I also heard that it comes in different "flavors".
As Forrest Gump would say "...and that's all I have to say about that...".
Sounds like you're talking about Cheez-Whiz. Back in the 1950s and 60s, hostesses made pretty little canapes with a rosette of this stuff piped out onto a little cracker and considered themselves true artists of the kitchen. It's a "processed cheese food," like Velveeta. Nothing horrible, just not real good.
Its Easy Cheese and you can find it at most supermarkets, in the snack aisle... If its a UK product/brand that you're looking for specifically, I would try Carry On Tea & Sympathy, which is located on Greenwich Ave (assuming you're in Manhattan). I used to dig it when I was about 6 years old and probably haven't had it since. Unless your friend is sitting in the dark by herself spraying cheese on crackers (or worse yet, directly into her mouth) day in and day out, what's the harm?
Okay - I went to the grocery store a short time ago and here's the true story on "spray cheese".
You don't really spray it; you dribble it. You know those tall cans that you find in the dairy section. They have a nozzle which you press and out comes whipped cream!! The cheese can is a little smaller, but it's the same principle......you press on the nozzle and a stream of 'cheese food' comes out. Thus you can be decorative with it - write your name on a slice of toast or whatever.
It's not Cheez Whiz. Cheez Whiz comes in a glass jar and is about the consistency of mayonnaise. You spread this 'cheese food' with a knife.
What Charlene was asking about is "Easy Cheese". It's made by Nabisco and comes in 4 flavors - American 'cheese', Cheddar, Cheddar with Bacon, and I can't remember the last one (wasn't smart enough to write it down, of course). Anyway, if you're craving cheese and there's no other cheese around, it's not too bad. You can do decorative things with it - make cheese roses, a squiggly line, whatever. You can even write on your hand with it and then lick it up. Depends on your mood - where you write what with it and then lick it up!!!