Should Fondue be Considered Nacho Cheese?

FondueI’m going to pose a question that has come up during some casual conversations with friends of mine.

Can fondue be considered nacho cheese? 

I argue no and here’s why…

To me, nacho cheese in its simplest form is not an elegant food that the "aristocrats" of society would proclaim to enjoy.  Fondue is the opposite.  Going further, the history of nachos dates back to 1943.  You can read the full story here, but to make a long story short, it wasn’t until 1977 when nachos were brought to Arlington Stadium in Texas that the popularity of nacho cheese exploded.  Can you see people eating fondue at a ball-game?  Heck no!

My point is this…Fondue is not nacho cheese, it’s melted "wannabe" nacho cheese at best.

Post your comments, do you agree with me or disagree?

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Join Team ILoveNachoCheese and Fight Disease

FoldingathomeStanford’s Folding@Home project began four years ago to test algorithms designed to show how potential drugs will bind to proteins in the body. Since diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are caused by protein malfunctions, scientists believe the project will reveal what type of drugs could fight these diseases.

Sony just debuted the Folding@Home client for the PLAYSTATION 3, and we’ve just created “Team ILoveNachoCheese” [TEAM# 59160] to help aid the fight. We encourage all our readers with a PS3 to join our team. The nacho cheese loving community must unite!

To join, simply run the client on your PLAYSTATION 3, press the TRIANGLE button to open the options menu. Choose “Identity” and then select “Join an Existing Team.” Last but not least, Input Team# 59160. Voila! You’re done. The PS3 client even allows you to keep track of team statistics and ranks what team members are contributing the most.

Click here to watch a video about the project.


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NewsreelBack in February we introduced the world to a true nacho loving hero – Dane Boedigheimer. Dane runs the site and was the brainchild behind the classic one-minute breakfast cereal commercial spoof, Nacho Blasters. Being a fan of our site, he generously produced a custom video just for us! Once again, Dane proves that he knows comedy. Unlike other homemade videos that generally suck, his latest offering does not suck.

Nacho News Reel

Beavis and Butthead Were Nacho Lovers


If you were at least 14 years old between the years 1993 and 1997 then you definitely remember Beavis and Butthead.  These two high school students loved to watch music videos, hang out at the mall, try to "score with chicks", and most importantly eat nachos.

Nachos were actually eaten by Beavis and Butthead so much that a t-shirt was made and sold to fans all over.  But wait…

You can actually still purchase this t-shirt from Amazon.  Unfortunately they only have XX-Large… but then again if we think of who is actually going to buy this shirt, it makes sense.

Fact or Fiction: Is Nacho Cheese Bad for You?

Kraft_2 The public perception is that all nacho cheese is bad for you.  Determined to uncover the truth in the matter, I felt inclined to investigate the nutritional data for three readily available nacho cheese products found at my local Safeway grocery store. 

Specifically, I wanted to directly compare the sauce-type nacho cheese with grated cheese that comes from a bag (as seen in the picture).

Here’s the three products I compared:

  • Frito Lay (sauce cheese in a jar)
  • Tostitos (sauce cheese in a jar)
  • Kraft Mexican Cheese (regular grated style cheese in a bag)

The results of my nutritional analysis may surprise you…

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Taco Bell Extreme Cheese and Beef Quesadilla

Taco_bell_logo Well guess what?  Taco Bell has launched a new item on their menu that involves "extreme cheese."

Having not tried this new quesadilla yet, I’m hesitant to officially endorse it, but I’m intrigued.

If anyone out there has tried the Extreme Cheese and Beef Quesadilla from Taco Bell, let me know how you liked it.

I’ll be going to Taco Bell soon to try this out for myself.  Once I’ve tasted it, I’ll be sure to post a review on the site asap.

From the Archives — Could Ice Cream with Nacho Cheese Taste Good?

Ice_cream_nacho Recently a situation arose where I was put in a position to try nacho cheese with vanilla and chocolate ice cream.  Some of the friends I was with appeared disgusted at the thought of the mix and others were intrigued to watch me tempt my taste buds with two seemingly opposite flavors.

I used an inexpensive nacho cheese from a local Safeway grocery store.  Rather than pour hot nacho cheese all over my ice cream, instead I took a clean spoon and dipped it in the nacho cheese bowl.  Then I filled the rest of the spoon with a mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

I ate it.

It did not taste good.  It could have been the worst thing I’ve tasted in a while.  This mix of nacho cheese with ice cream just does not work.  In fact, I drew a blank when I began thinking about other flavors of ice cream that might taste better with nacho cheese than the vanilla and chocolate did.

Frenchos? I’ll take the Zero

Frenchos If there’s any nacho out there that could be classified as doltish, this is it. Just as it was declared earlier that fondue is not nacho cheese, this little recipe is in no way, shape, or form nachos. Lest anyone think that by melting a dab o’ fromage on a tortilla chip automatically constitutes a nacho, they are sadly mistaken. Nachos should never have to be "plated" or "presented." Nachos are to be prepared by grabbing a handful of chips, thowing them into a bowl, and smothering it with molten hot nacho cheese. 

This recipe is a disgrace and an insult to all nacho lovers. Now excuse me while I slice a cube of Reblochon and pair it elegantly with a bold glass of 2003 Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne.

Taste Test: Cheese vs. Cheese


About a week ago I took it upon myself to conduct a head-to-head comparison of two popular grocery store nacho cheese varieties – Tostitos Con Queso & Fritos Chili Cheese. Both were microwaved in their containers for three minutes, mixing well at one minute intervals. Both were delicious and while each definitely had a unique offerings, the Tostitos brand Con Queso rose up as the winner in my opinion. In the end, I felt that the Tostitos Con Queso had a better consistancy and wasn’t as runny as the Fritos Chili Cheese.

This Month in Nacho History: World’s Largest Nacho

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NachorecordBack on June 8th, 2002, Nachos Mexican Cantina entered into the Guinness Book for the world’s largest nachos. The record had never been attempted until then, and it hasn’t been broken since. The final weight clocked in at an amazing 2,768lbs (1258kg).


For more pictures of the record breaking nacho, click here.

[SOURCE: Nachos Cantina Restaurant]

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