Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cheese and Coffee


Do you know anyone who drinks their coffee with a chunk of cheddar cheese floating on top?
I first heard of this years ago. Some online message board had a "weird stuff people eat" topic. People told of friends who enjoyed chocolate syrup on their hot dogs and hot sauce on watermelons. But the freakiest one by far was cheese in coffee.
"My friend always drinks her coffee with a piece of cheddar cheese in it." someone wrote. "It slowly melts as she drinks it, so when she gets to the bottom she slurps out the melted remains from the bottom."
Yeeech!
I thought this was a one person phenomenon. Then I brought it up with some coworkers. Most were repulsed, but some said "My dad likes that" or "My grandma drinks it that way."
The thought gives me the shivers, particularly the part about slurping the melted goo from the bottom. I can imagine it. It festers in the back of my throat the way a bad song lurks in one's ears. Sometimes a good imagination is a bad thing.

11 comments:

Linda said...

Stray's and my old boss used to pour a bag of peanuts in his coke.

stray said...

I forgot about that! Cheese sounds like French onion soup. I am more of a coffee purist.

Sally said...

I never heard of cheese in coffee or peanuts in coke, but Jon has a supersize friend who carries packs of sliced orange cheese with them, and when they meet at the Thai restaurant, he puts a slice on each thing he's ordered.

Namowal said...

Peanuts in coke?
Shelled or unshelled?

How does this happen? Was he sitting around thinking what if I poured this in my coke...
Or was it a happy accident like those old "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" comercials?

Stray,
I usually drink coffee black myself. Once in awhile I'll add cream OR salt. Yet the idea of cheese (which is more or less cream AND salt) sounds scary.

Sally,
The Cheese man sounds like a cartoon character! Too funny. I like that it's processed orange cheese in a plastic wrapper. Please tell me the Thai iced tea gets spared!

stray said...

I do have milk in my coffee, and it is dairy, so..... I'm thinking one day they ran out of milk and tried the cheese. I've heard the peanuts in coke is an old Southern thing. Some people like the salt and sugar mix. We had an old family friend who grew up in India and would carry hot red peppers in her purse that she put on her food in restaurants or at your house if she came over for dinner.

Namowal said...

I asked my dad (he's southern) about the peanuts in Coke:
"Oh yes," he said. "We did it all the time! You took a can of R.C. and a bag of peanuts and when you'd drank about half of it you'd pour the peanuts in. Then you could eat peanuts and drink coke at the same time. We had fun. But it only worked with [a cola]. You wouldn't put peanuts in a Grapette."

Namowal said...

Correction: My dad spotted the last comment and wants to point out that when he was a kid, soda only came in bottles, not cans.

Sally said...

I've been thinking about the cheese in the coffee for days. I love the concept because it's so anti Starbucks, and I'm a cheese lover as well.

STAG said...

I know lots of people who eat an apple with a saltshaker in one hand, and sprinkle salt on every bite. I tried it..didn't do it for me.

STAG said...

Mind you, when I went to movie in England, I was looking for hot buttered popcorn. They didn't have it. They had cold sugared popcorn. Served much the same way.

Namowal said...

Sally,
Anything that goes against the Starbuck's grain can't be all bad. Maybe I'm missing out on a treat here...

STAG, the salty apple sounds strange to me too. It might work with a Granny smith apple.
I didn't know movie popcorn was different in England. I guess every country has a different idea of what goes with what. I knew someone from Germany who couldn't believe people ate chocolate and peanut butter candies. To him that sounded as crazy as chocolate and hummus.