Kraft Singles Releases Three New Flavors

This is the first time in years that Kraft has released new flavors of sliced cheese.

It looks like Kraft wants you to play with your sandwiches, because it has released three new flavors of its signature Kraft Singles processed cheese slices. This is the first time it's added new flavors in close to a decade; its Sharp Cheddar and Pepper Jack varieties came out in 2017. The rest of the roster also includes White American, Swiss, and the classic American version.

What are Kraft Singles’ new flavors?

The three new Kraft Singles flavors are as follows:

  • Caramelized Onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Garlic & Herb
  • These are interesting choices for processed cheese flavors in that they're pretty specific, yet they're simultaneously general enough that they can be applied to all sorts of dishes. My first thought is to obviously make flavored grilled cheese. Meanwhile, Kraft suggests making a ham and cheese panini with the Caramelized Onion variety, a steak sandwich with the Jalapeño, or a chicken Parmesan with the Garlic & Herb slices.

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    I'd also play around with homemade White Castle sliders topped with Jalapeño cheese, since these are the secret MVP of the White Castle menu. And hey, maybe try making a cheesesteak with the Caramelized Onion Kraft Singles. Or how about an egg sandwich with the Garlic & Herb?

What is pasteurized prepared cheese product?

Before people start hurling the grouchy refrain "That's not actual cheese," let's take a step back and examine what Kraft Singles really are. They're labeled a "pasteurized prepared cheese product," which is made with, yes, actual cheese.

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What makes it a "prepared cheese product" is the addition of a few other ingredients like milk proteins, whey, and, most importantly, an emulsifying agent, which gives American cheese that silky smooth texture when it melts. We're big fans of American cheese, and love putting it in hot sandwiches where it melts into a sauce-like consistency. Nothing else melts quite like it on a burger. And it's even great in a bowl of ramyeon.

The new Kraft Singles flavors will be available at retailers nationwide starting this month, sold in packs of 16. It's time to tinker with your sandwiches, your mac and cheese, and your queso recipe, just in time for the Super Bowl.

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