Looking for nasty liquid pumpable cheese
Like you get on a chili dog at a dive or on 7-11 nachos. What do I look for at the grocery store?
C'mon alwayscooking, even the chowiest hounds like to go slumming now and again -- plenty of threads attests to this. Cut the rat some slack.
ratbuddy: my bet is that it's just called "nacho cheese" -- the only nacho-like element being its liquid-y consistency (it certainly has nothing to do with any Mexican flavors). As for leads on places to buy it, probably anywhere that has a Sysco-type vibe: restaurant supply stores, Sam's Club, BJ's, maybe Costco. Walmart perhaps?
Or you could bring a take-out container to 7-11 (or the movie theatre, ballpark, etc) and see if they'll indulge you.
Never steer a man with the Munchies to the aisle with the Gorgonzola.
The food industry provides a wide range of emulsified cheese sauces. While they have still not gained approval by either the American Heart or Diabetes Associations, they are available at the retail grocery level.
- the Deluxe Mac and cheese by Kraft has a foil packet of pourable sauce.
- in the chips aisle, there will be glass jarred quesos next to the tortillas. These are great for restrained sessions where you can actually refrigerate unused portions for later consumption.
- the canned soup aisle will often have things labeled "cheese sauce", in both 15 and 28 ounce cans.
- in the aisle with the #10 cans and gallon jars, you'll find cheese sauce. If you are munchied enough to purchase a #10 can, then you will probably want a friend's help at home, to remind you that you cannot microwave the unopened can.
- your local 7-11 type convenience store could sell you a 5 pound bladder of the stuff that issues forth from the steel nacho pump
- if planning ahead, for the big one, here's the Holy Grail of the range of bladderpacked cheese sauces:
Enjoy the quest, Don Quesote.
I do like the salsa con queso they sell, but was looking for something similar except without the peppers/salsa material. I looked at cheez whiz but the fat content, even on the 'lite' version is just way too high. The queso in the chip aisle is surprisingly low in fat, and is ALMOST what I'm looking for..
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