Some stores are charging more for white American cheese than the standard yellow that has been a mainstay of grilled cheese sandwiches for decades. Guess what the difference is? Yup, food coloring. So, they charge more to leave out the food coloring? What's up with that? Apparently it is more popular in the Northeast areas of the US. Some say because it at least looks like mozzarella (pictured) or provolone.
Sure American cheese is processed with lots of preservatives and emulsifiers to make them melt easily, but white or orange, they both taste the same. Why pay more?
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