Thieves Steal Truck…But they Left the Nacho Cheese…?

Nacho-cheese-theft It seems crazy to me, with the economy so far down in the tank, that modern day thieves would steal a tractor trailer but leave the invaluable nacho cheese stowed inside.

That's exactly what happened in San Antonio.

Read the full news story here: //www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/07/31/Semis-carrying-turkey-and-cheese-stolen/UPI-20551312153196/?spt=hs&or=on

I know, how could they take electronics but leave the nacho cheese?  Didn't they realize that they'd probably want all that cheese to enjoy while watching the brand new TV's they'd just stolen?

Dumb criminals.

 

Nacho Cheese as a Scare Tactic?

NachowatchI’m a big fan of reading police logs in newspapers.  Why?  It’s intriguing for some reason to know what the criminal world is up to.  Plus, I always end up finding some random act of criminal behavior that completely baffles me.

The city of Redding, California recently had a run in with nacho cheese in their police logs.

From the Redding News:

The words, "I’m sitting in the grass," were written backward in nacho cheese on the window of a residence in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street.

Since when has nacho cheese been a scare tactic?   After reading this police log, I’m left with a question.  What’s more scary…a vandal writing on a window or a vandal writing on a window using NACHO CHEESE!

What Do Pregnant Women Crave?

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What is the #1 food item is that women crave while pregnant?

You guessed it, nachos!  According to these 40 Interesting Facts, it’s true, women crave nachos more than anything else.

But are Nachos safe to eat when you’re pregnant?  Before all you pregnant women decide to raid your local 7-11 and pack your minivan full of pounds of chips and gallons of nacho cheese, you may want to read this warning.

“Women may want to think twice about ordering those nachos the next time they’re out. A new study from Harvard University has found that eating a lot of corn tortillas during pregnancy could be linked to an increased risk of birth defects.”

Source: //www.pregnancy-info.net/in_the_news111.html

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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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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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).

Bravo!

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

[SOURCE: Nachos Cantina Restaurant]

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Go Beyond the Cheese

SoapInterested in reading more than just about cheese? You don’t say! That’s funny, because I’m interested in writing about more than just cheese! Don’t get me wrong, I love nacho cheese. Honestly, I do. And I will continue to write about nacho cheese when I find a story. However, it’s getting harder and harder to find nacho cheese related stories. So… I’ve begun the next chapter in my blogging adventure (www.tonightwemakesoap.com). And this time I’m focusing on soap. Well…not exactly. What I’m planning to do is find all the fatty bits around the Internet and offer my unique commentary. So join me, because: Tonight We Make Soap!

Nacho Car Could in Fact Be

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CarsaleA reader recently sent in this picture. When we first looked at the photo, we wondered why anyone would send a picture of a car for sale. After all, the site is ILoveNachoCheese.com, not ILoveUsedCars.com. Then we noticed that “I’HEART’NACHO” was the vanity plate!

As the story goes, Dave was finishing up a morning round of golf when he spotted this car in the parking lot. Instinctively, he whipped out his cell phone and snapped a picture for us. So if any of our San Jose, California nacho loving readers are in the market for a red BMW, you may want to give (408) 272-7678 a ring. And be sure to tell the owner you found out about the car on ILoveNachoCheese.com!

Who in the Hell Are These “Nacho Cheese” Guys?

AboutusWe introduced the nacho loving community to the inventor of the Microwaveable Nacho Box, we interviewed the creator of “Nacho Blasters,” and we’re preparing to have a one-on-one with the man behind the song It’s Nacho Love (That I Need).

But who are we?

Some may have learned a bit about us from the Mercury News article, some may have heard our interview on KGO Radio, others may have even met us at the Alice @ 97.3 Cinco de Mayo Broadcast. Now you can learn a little more about the three guys who created ILoveNachoCheese.com. You can even sign up for our Twitters where we write about more than just nacho cheese. What a concept!

So hop on over to our new About Us page and learn more… about… us… or something.

Nachos no Good in Nashville

InspectorSports fans in Nashville may want to think twice before purchasing nachos at the Nashville Arena concession stand. After four years of health inspections, unsafe food and a rodent problems were revealed that the Health Department called “critical violations.” In addition to 22 cases of mouse droppings in concession stands, since 2003, inspectors found out that 15 pounds of nacho cheese had to be thrown out because they were stored at the wrong temperature.

“Lack of good time-temperature controls is the leading cause of food-borne illnesses in this country,” said Jerry Rowland of the Metro Health Department.

There were also 21 cases of mold found growing inside ice machines and four sightings of fruit flies. Twice in four years, the Health Department suspended permits for two vendors and told them to cease operations immediately. Arena General Manager Hugh Lombardi said the violations shouldn’t keep fans from eating there.

“I don’t think that’s alarming,” he said.

We say, “Really, Hugh? … really?”

In Hugh’s defense, the Health Department returned to the arena on March 29 to reinspect nine vendors and some of those vendors had prior violations of rodents. Health inspectors said they found no signs of mice in those nine reinspections.

[SOURCE: Channel 4 WSMV Nashville]

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