There are certain foods that, in my opinion are really good as long as you treat them as a different food instead of a derivative of a better food.
Velveeta is good in mac and cheese and cheese dip (won’t call it queso). Its just a different product from cheese.
McDonalds hamburgers taste pretty good if you don’t categorize them along the lines of “real” hamburgers (more like hamburger-like food). Before anyone says otherwise, millions eat them and many are addicted to them.
Even dried herbs–dry basil doesn’t taste the same as fresh basil, but the flavor it does have goes really well in spaghetti sauces where I think fresh basil is too mild to stand up to the tomatoes.
There are lots of products that have huge followings, but which food snobs turn their noses up at because its not "real (fill in the blank). Any other examples?