I was watching TV earlier when a Velveeta commerical came on, advising me to "Get rid of the Cheddar, Velveeta is better!" when making salsa con queso in the microwave (with Pace picante salsa, no doubt). I groaned to myself and thought "Ecch, only in America will we willingly eat that garbage." But then it occurred to me that since we, as humans, are fundamentally the same...in every nation, every culture, there must be something like Velveeta-- something that everyone has had, that everyone runs into quite a bit, and that, puzzlingly, seems to be universally hated despite its, well, universality. One caveat, however: certain cultures have certain items which everyone else thinks are gross (Vegemite, I am looking at you). I am not interested in this. What I want to know is what culinary travesty has infiltrated your culture, hanging on, despite anyone actually admitting to liking it?
<b>Curious, George</b>-Nasty Food, International. Monkeys of all nations-- tell me what are the culinary embarrassments of your particular culture? (Cheesy center inside)