Brexit: Its all about the Cheese.

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  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    This may come as a bit of a surprise to many of our American members. But you've probably never eaten cheddar cheese.

    Sure, many times you've picked up a package of something that looked like this:
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    or this:
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    but trust me: Its nothing like the the sublimely rich, slightly crumbly, off-white delight that marks the real article that comes from a small geographic area in Southwestern England.

    Proponents of "Freedom" make the case that business ought to do whatever it wants. Businesses can, under such a philosophy, call their products whatever they want. They can call it Strawberry Shortcake or filet mignon if they want to.

    You can mock and sneer at the EU, with its cumbersome, tiresome regulations, all you want. But I, for one, am a believer in the power of words. That businesses ought to be truthful in the marketing of their products.
     
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    Oh, I beg to differ, sir! I've had many high quality cheeses, bought from fancy stores with a far too heavy emphasis on wood décor!

    I'm a connoisseur of sorts. I say this because I once at a cheese that tasted like rancid moldy crotch. I was able to comment on its vigorously piquant quality, despite the fact my face was puckering in on itself to the point my mouth had collapsed into my throat, while tears streamed down my cheeks in massive torrents.
     
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    How often do you partake in rancid moldy crotch? :)
     
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    OH, HERE COMES A MOM JOKE!
     
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    You promised to never bring that up again.
     
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    I lied. :D
     
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    Just the fact that you tasted a rancid moldy crotch after smelling it is appalling.
     
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    We've all made mistakes in our life, Duck. That was mine.
     
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    But then you ate cheese that reminded you of that mistake. Issues.
     
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    I've edited my post so as not to offend any delicate sensibilities.
     
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    I thought this was real cheese:

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    Wow from the thread title, at first I figured this was going to be somehow related to my selfish zing about being hooked on the sheep's milk cheese made in Spain, that I had posted in the thread on Spain's post-election problems. Imagine my surprise upon tuning into where this thread actually went -- not to say sank :eek: -- after its original post.

    As far as the OP, yes. I'd be happy if I never saw "all natural" on a US food product again, since it means taking time to read the fine print on the label to see what exactly they may have got away with in making that claim. For instance, consider that the "all natural" fillers of the sort some companies spike into their so-called Parmesan or Romano pre-grated offerings have no necessary relationship whatsoever to cheese. It's probably not REALLY sawdust but one could wonder.

    I like labels that stick to an ingredients list, and the shorter the better. The only thing worse than running into "All Natural!" is "New Package! Same Great Taste!" which I've discovered usually also means they've redesigned how (or with what) they make whatever's in that redesigned box.
     
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    Sorry. Sometimes I can't help myself. :(
     
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    Reminds me of a night in college.
     
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    You said you wouldn't talk about that!
     
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    Brexit, shmexit.

    The simple truth is that the world's best cheese--as well as the world's best beer, wine, and coffee--comes from Washington State.
     
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    He lied. :D
     
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    Never trust a drunk man who once rode two kegs duct taped together off a snowy roof.
     
  19. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    yuck. the things that pass as 'food' in america are quite apalling
     
  20. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Seriously? I think I hear at least The Laughing Cow snickering all the way from France.

    Actually, having hung out here for a few years now, I know full well that the world's best cheese resides in the kitchen of each and every MacRumors member who posts in this particular forum and who likes to keep cheese on hand.
     
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    Trust me, it's not just the US. Ever had vegemite?
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    I'm sure California has you beat on the beer and wine.... and it would be a fight for the cheese.
     
  22. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yah you can probably get fined for spilling that stuff on the grass in a watershed county in NYS.
     
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    Yea, the same people who enjoy broiled horsemeat smothered in snails are often critical of our culinary choices.
     
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    mmm... escargots. I look at the slugs feasting on bean leaves in my garden sometimes early in the morning and I wonder.... and wonder... but so far I have resisted the grand experiment.
     
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    We had European brown snails all over our house in Cali. You put them in corn meal until they stop pooping green and start pooping pure meal and then they're good for eatin'
     

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