MICRO-REVIEW: New Extra Toasty Cheez-It!
Today’s junk food: New Extra Toasty Cheez-It!!
Junk Food Nation, we discussed these New Extra Toasty Cheez-It on a recent episode of the Nosh Show, and it seemed like Marvo and I was alone in thinking these were going to be good. I’m a HUGE Cheez-It fan, and I admitted that I thought these were a good idea! I’m not one of the many people who apparently requested this flavor from Cheez-It directly, but I had to admit – whenever I found that random one or two burnt Cheez-Its in my regular box of Cheez-Its, I got excited. When I opened this box up and saw all these darkly burnt orange Cheez-Its, I was giddy. Smelling the box, there was no discernible different than a normal box of Cheez-Its – it was cheesy and smelled like crackers. I popped a bunch into my outh and chewed and YESSSSSSS THESE WERE GOOD. What’s the ACTUAL difference in flavor? Admittedly, it’s subtle – it’s kind of like asking what’s the difference between toast that is made on the 4 setting versus the 7 setting. There’s just a tad bit more TOASTED flavor – the cheese has a slight deeper taste, the finish off the back of the cracker is a little more bitter (and I mean ever so slight – like how the finish on toast is sort of bitter). The flakiness and cheddar flavors of these Cheez-Its is very similar to regular ones. It’s more that as I chewed, I got more toast notes emerging from the dough than just the standard super cheesy notes that I usually get with normal Cheez-Its.
I liked these. A lot. They will not gross you out, they do not taste burnt. They are regular Cheez-Its with a bit of additional toasty flavor that I think is definitely noticeable. Yum yum yum in my tum.
PURCHASED AT: Target, Laurel, MD
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