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ISO cheddar cheese powder

devilham Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

I know this has been brought up in another thread, that ended with the consensus 'order online', but that doesn't satisfy the impulse shopper in me (or the shopper that would rather pay cash and no shipping). What do you guys think, would Market Basket carry this?

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    tomatotomato RE: devilham Aug 1, 2013 11:36 AM

    Market Basket is probably your answer. A few months ago, I bought an 8 oz. container of Cabot Cheddar Shake powdered cheddar at MB. I have seen this in my local (Chelmsford) Market Basket a number of times since then. Happy hunting!

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      Jenny Ondioline RE: tomatotomato Aug 1, 2013 07:25 PM

      Where in Market Basket would I find this? I couldn't find it the Kay time I looked.

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        greygarious RE: Jenny Ondioline Aug 2, 2013 12:02 PM

        I saw powdered cheese in one - can't recall which - of the many MB's in my orbit some months back. It was on the upper shelf of the cooler that holds the imported cheeses.
        I didn't buy it (it was the orange stuff) and a few weeks later decided to try it but could no longer find it in the stores I checkes.

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          devilham RE: greygarious Aug 2, 2013 12:14 PM

          This sounds promising!!! I feel good about the Chelsea MB now!

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            Karl S RE: greygarious Aug 2, 2013 03:08 PM

            That is where one finds it. It's the gold standard for powdered cheese.

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              tomatotomato RE: greygarious Aug 3, 2013 05:35 PM

              Hi Greygarious -- At the MB on the Chelmsford/Lowell line today. Spied the Cabot's Cheddar Shake stuff above the imported cheese case as has been mentioned. Here's a pic in case that would help folks place it.

              (For what it's worth: After I spot a "specialty" item in MB like this, I often find it hard to locate that item on a later visit. Though maybe it's just me.)

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                Karl S RE: tomatotomato Aug 3, 2013 06:42 PM

                They sometimes run out, but eventually restock. That's the MB way with almost all non-perishables.

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            PinchOfSalt RE: tomatotomato Aug 2, 2013 06:09 AM

            Over time I purchased a couple of those at the Burlington MB. Starting a few months ago I've been trying to buy another but they seem to be gone (from the Burlington store, at least).

          3. paulj RE: devilham Aug 1, 2013 11:39 AM

            just steal the flavor packet from a box of mac-n-cheese. Or buy the whole box and toss the elbows. :)

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              devilham RE: paulj Aug 1, 2013 11:43 AM

              yeah, I know that trick, and it works well, but the skinflint in me does not like tossing the elbows out, and I have no need for them otherwise. think I'll check out MB this weekend, I would prefer the orange kind (for visuals), but white is fine too as long as the flavor is good. Want to introduce my son to homemade cheesey popcorn, I know he'll love it!

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                tomatotomato RE: devilham Aug 1, 2013 12:03 PM

                The Cabot Cheddar shake from MB is the white variety, so you might find yourself nabbing a packet from your boxed mac and cheese after all. Though for cheese popcorn, I use much more powdered cheddar than a packet's worth because so much of the cheese powder falls off. Thus the Cabot's for me.

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                  devilham RE: tomatotomato Aug 1, 2013 12:07 PM

                  when I was a kid you could get big old bags of the orange kind, I remember a family friend always had it and would make us kids a big batch of cheesy corn. good times.

            2. hotoynoodle RE: devilham Aug 1, 2013 02:12 PM

              will admit i never thought to buy this, but what else do you use it on besides popcorn?

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                hilltowner RE: hotoynoodle Aug 1, 2013 04:05 PM

                It's great stuff. I shake it on anything I can think of. It can also be used in sauce making. In fact, I learned about its existence from a copy of the Figs cookbook, (I know. Todd English is a douche, ya,ya,ya. But it came out in 1998. He still had things pretty under control then). Anyway, it was a major ingredient in a recipe for mac and cheese and he really sang its praises. I never made that recipe, but started using the stuff a whole lot.

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                  SuperGrover RE: hotoynoodle Aug 19, 2013 11:36 AM

                  I use it mainly for 2 things. There is a great mac and cheese recipe on the KAF website


                  I also have a drop biscuit recipe that I add the powder and shredded cheddar to make cheese biscuits.

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                    devilham RE: SuperGrover Aug 19, 2013 12:53 PM

                    ooooh, cheesy bread! I like it! May have to try that out!

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                  random amblings RE: devilham Aug 1, 2013 06:44 PM

                  I recall ordering some from King Arthur flour, (not loving it) but the Kraft type is still best obtained by the suggestion to buy the mac and cheese and repurpose the mac.

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                    chompie RE: random amblings Aug 1, 2013 08:53 PM

                    hubby got the cabots at reading mb and was looking forward to it for a long time but was disappointed, said it had a powdery mouth feel and not the flavor he expected. Curious what you end up thinking.. Best powdered box we found has been Hannafords but its with the elbows...

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                    Staffordshire RE: devilham Aug 2, 2013 10:32 AM

                    Atlantic Spice down on the cape sell it by the pound @$8.10 not sure about shipping

                    1. paulj RE: devilham Aug 2, 2013 10:53 PM

                      0.9 oz nacho cheddar flavored popcorn seasoning in plastic shaker. All natural. No MSG. Made with real cheese.

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                        purple bot RE: devilham Aug 7, 2013 02:07 PM

                        Not a brick-and-mortar store, but it's in the new King Arthur Flour baking catalog that I just got. 8oz jar, $9.95.

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                          Infomaniac RE: purple bot Aug 7, 2013 02:10 PM

                          It's only $3.99 a jar at Market Basket

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                            PinchOfSalt RE: Infomaniac Aug 7, 2013 02:25 PM

                            Which one? It's been gone from Burlington for many months now.

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                              Infomaniac RE: PinchOfSalt Aug 7, 2013 02:39 PM

                              Haverhill Riverside Plaza on Lincoln Ave.

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                                PinchOfSalt RE: Infomaniac Aug 7, 2013 08:58 PM


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                                  chompie RE: PinchOfSalt Aug 7, 2013 10:19 PM

                                  which is the one at MB for 399, the King Arthur? So how is it and what dept in the store and what is it called? thanks

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                                    Infomaniac RE: chompie Aug 8, 2013 03:24 AM

                                    It's the Cabot brand for $3.99, and it's located on top of the cheese display case near the deli counter.

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                          devilham RE: devilham Aug 12, 2013 04:38 AM

                          Update: made it out to MB in Chelsea, and found the goods. Made some cheesey popcorn for my little guy last night, and he loved it! While not the flourescent orange powder of my youth, it was quite delish, and I suspect my little friend would be put off by the odd color.....super picky eater

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                            CapeCodGuy RE: devilham Aug 12, 2013 05:47 AM

                            Just picked some up at my local MB (Above the imported cheese case as mentioned here) because of this thread! Just curious, anyone try this on microwave popcorn or do you need to pop the real stuff?

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