As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Kraft confirms that shortages are in store of its creamy processed cheese — part of a popular concoction with salsa served on a nacho chip or two. One reason? Seasonal demand — in other words, it’s Super Bowl time.
Kraft says it’s ditching two artificial dyes in some of its macaroni and cheese products. But why did we start coloring cheeses orange to begin with? Turn’s out there’s a curious history here.
Kraft will produce mac and cheese without artificial dyes, the food processing giant says. But the change affects only a line marketed specifically for children. Aficionados will still be able to purchase the luridly orange “original” version. A Change.org petition had asked Kraft to remove dyes from all mac and cheese products.
From food scientists who study the human palate to maximize consumer bliss, to marketing campaigns that target teens to hook them for life on a brand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss’ new book goes inside the world of processed, packaged goods.