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Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

ISO cheddar cheese powder

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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  1. 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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    1. re: tomatotomato

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

      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

        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.

        1. re: greygarious

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

          1. re: greygarious

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

            1. re: greygarious

              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.)

              1. re: tomatotomato

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

          2. re: tomatotomato

            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. 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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            1. re: paulj

              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!

              1. re: devilham

                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.

                1. re: tomatotomato

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

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              1. re: hotoynoodle

                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.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  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.

                  1. re: SuperGrover

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: random amblings

                    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...

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