March 28, 2009

Cheez-It Pepper Jack

cheezitpj.jpgIf you donít already know, I am a diagnosed Cheez-It addict who is unable to control his Cheez-It consumption despite the risk of health problems and negative social consequences. So naturally, I get excited when there is a new flavor of Cheez-It. Cheez-It Pepper Jack is a new addition to the Cheez-It family of crackers that appeared on my grocerís shelves recently. I avoided buying a box initially because pepper jack is one of my least favorite types of cheese. Iím not really sure why I donít like it, but assume itís because there are tiny flecks of vegetables in there. After a few weeks, I just couldnít resist trying them and bought a box (on sale, of course). My initial impression was that they tasted very similar to regular Cheez-Its. Then slowly, the flavor of the peppers started to appear. The crackers donít have a lot of heat but the jalapeŮo flavor is definitely noticeable. The overall flavor is well-balanced between the cheese and peppers, with a pleasant aftertaste that lingers long after you are done eating them. The more of the crackers I ate, the more I liked them. Cheez-It Pepper Jack is a solid addition to the Cheez-It family and should appeal to many people, including other Cheez-It addicts.

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Posted by Jim on March 28, 2009
Comments:

i wouldnt give this product a good rating. baking the flavor into the cracker isnt a good idea. I prefer the White Cheddar cheez-its with the powder flavoring.

I was disappointed

Posted by: Eric at March 29, 2009 3:27 PM

The baked in flavor is awesome. My complaint with the white cheddar is the powder left on your hands. I love the slow heat of the peppers. It is subtle, but makes the new flavor awesome!

Posted by: Red Icculus at March 29, 2009 5:27 PM

yup, just bought a box yesterday evening. pepper jack's my favorite cheese (however, my favorite overall snack food is just regular cheez-its, and white cheddar is fantastic too). they spot-on captured the cool initial onset of the jack cheese, with the sweet jalapeno aftertaste. so freakin delicious. yay!!

it's funny, i bought some of the "big" cheez-its the other day and was looking at the different flavors on the back of the box. the hot and spicy caught my eye (also pretty good), and that's why i was headed to the store yesterday. but i remember distinctly thinking, "they should have a pepper jack flavor, that'd be awesome" as the box i had didn't have the new pepper jack listed on it. and sure enough, they did indeed expand their offerings just recently!

i'm ecstatic. i probably shouldn't be. the world's a dark and dangerous place to live these days. but there are pepper jack cheez-its in existence. the government's ultimate control mechanism, i'm sure...!!

Posted by: tom at June 16, 2009 1:31 PM

these are beautiful. i'm a cheez-its fanboy.

Posted by: a at October 23, 2009 7:03 PM

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED CHEEZ-ITS UNTIL PEPPER JACK TERRIBLE TASTES LIKE STALE CRACKERS WITHOUT GOOD TASTE WORST OF ALL FLAVORS I HAVE BEEN USED TO EVERYTHING GOOD IN YOUR PRODUCT BUT NOT THIS TYPE LAST PURCHASE OF PEPPER JACK FOR ME YUCK

Posted by: audrey mcdonald at December 3, 2009 3:58 PM

Tried them a week ago. Liked them. Neat to see how it has real pepper bits in it, instead of bland artifical flavourings.

Posted by: CCF at January 27, 2010 9:15 PM

Best Cheez-it product on the market. Love it!!

Posted by: James at November 23, 2010 8:51 AM

Best Cheez-it product on the market. Love it!!

Posted by: James at November 23, 2010 8:51 AM

Pass. They had a sour taste to them. First Cheez-It I didn't like (at all)

Posted by: Phil at August 13, 2012 10:09 PM

when i went to 7 eleven the other day a store cashier turned me on to them. at first they taste like regular cheez it's which is fine but then the after taste knocked me for a loop. it had the great sharp bold taste of cheddar with jalapenos which was very nice. 2 thumbs up for a great product.

Posted by: ronnie alexander at January 24, 2013 1:01 PM

I love Cheez Its. This is the first flavor I did not like. So much so that I Googled it and found this website just so I could tell somebody. No powder = just a cracker with extras calories. I hardly taste the cheese.

I'm a big fan of natural and healthy foods, but I have my favorite junk foods, one of which is Cheez Its. When I go to eat them, I expect them to taste like the junk food I'm craving, artifial flavoring and all. If I wanted a healthier cracker, I'd be eating Original Triscuits. Sunshine needs to remember that there's a reason I'm choosing their product over all the other possible choices out there and deliver.

These were TOTALLY disappointing.

Posted by: Andrew at June 17, 2013 11:03 AM

these are so freakin tasty!! i'm eating them right now and they are deffo my fav type of cheez it. the spicy sensation they leave on my tongue is so satisfying.

Posted by: k law at July 18, 2015 10:35 PM
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