October 10, 2005

Phoood Hall of Fame: Cheez-It Crackers

cheezit.jpgFor almost as long as I can remember, Cheez-Its have been my favorite snack crackers. One of my earliest childhood memories is that of me and my best friend at the time, Todd Edwards, eating Cheez-Its together while sitting in my garage on a hot summer day. There are many Cheez-It imitators, some of which are pretty good, but none are better than original Cheez-Its. The cheese flavor and crunch just cannot be beat. For a tasty combination, eat them with a glass of milk. I think that milk complements them better than any other beverage. Try it! My other favorite way to eat Cheez-Its is to put them inside a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Yum!

Posted by Jim on October 10, 2005 | TrackBack

I love cheez- it thats my snack during the day at my job or home. I have to buy them in bulk.

Posted by: Na at October 10, 2005 7:25 AM

Cheez-Its are great. When, in that rare case they get stale, I would warm them in the oven with a light sprinkling of garlic powder on top of them. YUM!

Posted by: Frodrick at October 10, 2005 8:09 AM

Cheez-Its are magical. They unquestionably reign over their (good, but just nowhere near the league of Cheez-Its) Cheese Nip competitors.

Posted by: Kirsten at October 10, 2005 11:48 AM

I totally agree with milk as the best beverage with cheez-its. Chocolate milk is awesome too.

Posted by: zac at October 10, 2005 12:05 PM

Reduced fat cheez-its are pretty darn good too. I could eat the whole box.

Posted by: Jennie at October 11, 2005 8:48 AM

I love cheez-its!


Posted by: The Phantom at October 11, 2005 9:37 AM

Cheez-Its definitely belong in the Phood Hall of Fame. They are legendary. One of the best crackers out there--no doubt.

I've tried the reduced fat kind too, and I'll agree. They're also very good and high above the standards for low fat snacks.

Posted by: mb at October 11, 2005 6:13 PM

Love the regular...you must try the tobasco ones...oh so yummy!

Posted by: Alicia at October 11, 2005 8:39 PM

It's the snack of choice in the office. We always have a pleniful supply. They be da bomb diggity.

Posted by: Lucy at October 12, 2005 6:04 AM

Thats so funny you mention eating Cheezits with milk. I thought I was the only one. They are good. I grew up in Kansas City about two miles from a sunshine factory and I could smell them all the time. I still love them.

Posted by: Nate at December 3, 2005 7:31 AM

their great

Posted by: matt at January 20, 2006 9:50 AM

I like cheezits very much, better than that other brand. I have some almost every night. There is a problem with the back seal. It comes apart. It would be nice to fix this problem. Thank You

Posted by: Barbara Rice at January 30, 2006 12:30 PM

How dare someone knock on Cheez-Its with milk I have never tried them with milk but believe you me it sounds delicious. I think mainly because it includes the best ingredient " Cheez-Its" those things are too good.

Posted by: Mars' at July 25, 2006 8:28 AM

REDUCED FAT! PERFECT-Ohhhhh so good! Yumm

Posted by: LAMITY at September 19, 2006 12:29 PM

You have a great blog. How can you write such good articles ?

Posted by: Alex at October 5, 2006 12:48 PM

Cheez-Its are simply the best. Problem for me - I'm in Canada where Cheez-Its are, inexplicably, given that Sunshine is now part of the Kellog's empire, not available in Canada. I stock up when I'm in the US and bring 'em back.

Posted by: Lions4ever at October 13, 2006 1:11 PM

I love my Cheez-its but try the 4 cheese (available only at Wal Mart in this area) or the white cheddar version. now go GET YOUR OWN BOX

Posted by: bojo at October 18, 2006 2:32 AM

My favorite snack is a box of cheez-its and some iced tea. It's got to be the instant powder kind that you add water to and then mix in a bunch of sugar. When I was a kid, I used to like to stuff as many cheez-its into my mouth as possible then just sip the iced-tea, letting the sugary tea mix with the salty crackers. Pretty much any sweet liquid will work the same, iced cold Pepsi from the can is good too. Call me a freak, but try it and you'll see what I mean.

Posted by: nummers at November 2, 2006 2:39 PM

Dude!! Cheez-Its are AMAZING!
They're so addicting.
I eat the whole box.
Yummmmm =]

Posted by: n is for nadia at November 6, 2006 10:02 AM

Does anyone actually know why Cheez-It's are not sold in Canada? Or if there are any plans to market them here? Kinda sucks I gotta drive an hour to the USA to stock up.

Posted by: Marc at November 14, 2006 7:51 PM

...Got to love those Cheez-Its. Also try using them for breading on fried chicken. Smash them up and coat your chicken and fry it up. I do agree they are the perfect companion to a PB&J.

Posted by: Jeremy at January 3, 2007 2:39 PM

ok, cheez-its kick a*s! they so beat sunchips anyday!

Posted by: vs.SunChips at January 17, 2007 5:35 PM

cheez-its are great for the munchies

Posted by: steve at January 27, 2007 7:14 PM

i love the cheez it yummy in my tommy lol

Posted by: at January 29, 2007 6:29 AM

omg! i didnt think anyone else uses milk to compliment salty snacks, such as cheez-its. you're awesome for knowing that! i love milk with ritz-bits also.

Posted by: viaesta at April 8, 2007 5:49 PM

Cheez-it are so good. It is something I can take to work and snack on. As a matter of fact I am going to eat some right NOW!!!!

Posted by: Biscut at April 27, 2007 12:40 PM

You guys really need to try Cheez-it's in your chili instead of saltines.... De-friggin-licious

Posted by: SciHobo at June 26, 2007 1:55 AM

I love Cheez-it crackers! My favorites are the once-in-a-while slightly overcooked ones; I'd buy boxes of "extra crispy" Cheez-its if they sold them. (I don't like the occasional undercooked ones.)

Do you remember another product -- I thought it was Cheese Nips, but apparently not -- that was a cylindrical shape? Sort of looked like a long capsule and had a cheese taste. Are they still around? Would like to try them again. I just tried some Cheese Nips, after 30+ years, and they taste more like cheddar Goldfish than Cheez-its.

Cheez-it rules!

Posted by: CheeseLover-VA at June 30, 2007 2:53 PM

I've always liked cheez-its unique tang.Occasionally I`ve settled for Cheese Nips,but they didnt taste the same.Cheez-its are great out of the box,but also great as a topping for soups,chili,salads,etc.

Posted by: Ben at August 13, 2007 5:18 PM

Cheez-It crackers are a serious addiction. My husband has to monitor my Cheez-It use.

Posted by: tigershelton at August 26, 2007 10:50 AM

White cheddar is the best one out there!

Posted by: hummer at August 27, 2007 6:30 PM

Hey. I am looking for the number of the CHeeze-It factory, because I made up a song, and it is really good, and I want it to be on a commercial for the cheeze-it. I planned all f it out, the commercial song, the commercial itself. So please if anyone knows the Cheeze-It number, tell me. Thank you and have a Blessed day.

Posted by: Aaliyah at June 19, 2008 9:07 AM

has anyone had cheez-it breaded chicken? im tempted to try it but scared it will be gross

Posted by: Claire at August 20, 2008 4:43 PM

I work with an American who came up to Nova Scotia to work with us in 2006. He always raved about this "Cheez-It" snack cracker which I knew nothing about and was not available here. Last week I took my family on vacation to NH/ME and spotted this snack box in WalMart so I picked up a box to take back to him. He just opened them so I thought I'd try one. WOW, they are fansastic... the best snack cracker I have ever tried. If only I picked up two...

Posted by: Darryl at August 26, 2008 7:43 AM

Would you list a recipe for a cheeze-it salad

Posted by: Terri Rollie at August 29, 2008 4:25 AM

Cheese-Its have a more natural baked cheese flavor and have chunks of sea salt on them, which makes then addicting. They have a slightly smoky cheese aroma and have a sturdier construction, plus a wide variety of flavors. They also have an appealing brownish secondary color and the visible salt crystals sparkle, giving the fortunate consumer another reason to eat them. Cheese Nips, on the other hand, are burnt on the edges, crumble in your hand when you pick them up, and they only come in a handful of flavors. Their cheese flavor comes from a powdery layer of artificial cheese that easily comes off onto your hands when eating, so that the already little cheese taste is diminished further. Their appearance is plain and less intensively orange than Cheese-Its. They have no secondary color, so their appearance is vastly inferior.

Summary? They're AWESOME!!!
P.S.Yes, I wrote that myself!

Posted by: Rasdori at January 7, 2009 3:11 PM

i like to buy different flavors and then mix them in 1 bag so each one is a little surprise party in my mouth!!!!!!

Posted by: rusi at January 15, 2009 11:21 AM

Hahahha Matter of fact,

Im Eating Some Now !


Also, addicting.

Be Careful.


Posted by: Monique at January 28, 2009 5:37 PM

I am addicted to Cheez-its and am glad to know I am not alone!

Posted by: Becky at February 11, 2009 10:43 AM

I wud like to know if it is possible to purchase overcooked cheez-its....Thank You

Posted by: william bakos at February 13, 2009 11:51 AM

Is there somewhere that i can purchase overcooked cheez-its

Posted by: william bakos at February 13, 2009 11:57 AM

Reduced fat Cheez Its with a tall glass of skim milk is a great snack I don't feel guilty of indulging in :) Also love the Tobasco ones from time to time-although I tend to dive in and eat the whole box when I pick those up at store!

Posted by: Andy at March 1, 2009 12:48 PM

omg! cheez its are awesome.:-D

Posted by: lucas at March 23, 2009 6:32 PM

It was so funny, I found this while eating Cheez-Its and searching for the back of the old box. I love that old description and the anatomy on the side panel! And I agree, I've ALWAYS preferred these to Cheese Nips and they're so good. I really like the new Zesty Queso/Cheddar Blanco flavor. These things are just amazing. Lol.

Posted by: Alex at April 28, 2009 10:23 PM

The best way, I think, to eat Cheez its with another thing is to eat them with a coke. They are amazing together. Anyway, Cheezits are amazing, and they deserve to be made the official food of america.

Posted by: Rick at May 15, 2009 8:36 AM

Cheez-it's are the best thing that ever happened to my life

Posted by: Mario at January 4, 2010 6:59 PM

Cheezits for life! i think we should all get orange aracker tattoos

Posted by: tyler Snazelle at January 6, 2010 9:15 PM

Cheez-its! Oh, i can't stop thiknking about them, there so good! Wait, there more than good, there great!

Posted by: Noah at April 29, 2010 2:03 PM

CheeseLover-VA, I think youre referring to the product "bugles" the ones you could fit on your fingertips? Haha. Gotta love me some cheez-it duos though!!

Posted by: JakeTheSnake at July 7, 2010 8:50 PM

im eating cheeze its right now mmmmm it be very yummy :):):)

Posted by: noemi at December 1, 2011 11:44 AM

They are simply the most amazing snack food in the world, no joke! Paired with Milk (and my wife looks at me funny when I pair it), it is simply awesome. I found the largest box I've ever seen at Fleet Farm here in Wisconsin. a 3lb box (two 24oz bags). That will last a LONG time!

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