Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Great Cheese Debate

While grocery shopping last week, I picked up a box of Cheese Nips. I happen to like the Nips and figured that it would be an interesting departure from Goldfish for Sissy. She seems happy with them as well.

Then, I got to thinking about Cheez-Its and why I never buy them. Well, for one, they're kinda.... oily. They seem greasy and almost semi-stale even though the box may be brand new and nowhere near it's expiration date. Cheese Nips are dry and baked. Cheez-Its seem like they've ben dipped in Krispy Kreme frying oil and then delivered straight to the wax bag.

I've been a fan of Cheese Nips for many years. The vending machine at Marshall University in Smith Hall, 3rd floor (where I spent most of my time) had individual serving bags of Cheese Nips and I'd often get those for a snack while I worked late evenings on the school newspaper. I seem to remember them as being slightly hexagonal, but a squashed hexagon.

These ones I just bought are squares. Did they, at some point, re-tool their shape so they would resemble Cheez-Its more? Or were they always square and I lost too many brain cells in college to truly remember them as they were? Help me out, I'm starting to get a complex.

I think Cheez-Its are probably the front runner on cheese flavored cracker snacks and I can't for the life of me figure that out. If you have a notion, share your thoughts, please.

P.S. I think this is post 94! Woot. Getting close to that 3 figured number. Of course, on MySpace, I have nearly 300 blog posts. I sure am a blabber mouth over there!


  1. Well, get your blabber mouth over HERE!

    I like Cheezits and Goldfish too. And pretzels, and corn chips, and popcorn and.....

    Thanks for the visit. Re your comment: we couldn't sneak water in our purses because last night, they checked our purses! We had to walk through a metal detector too.

  2. I am a cheeze puff lady....but now I have to eat the baked ones...not quite the same.