Cheez-It

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Cheez-It
Cheez-It-Box-Small.jpg
Product type Cracker
Owner Kellogg Company
(Sunshine Biscuits)
Introduced 1921
Previous owners Green & Green Company (1919)
Sunshine Biscuits (1932)
Keebler Company (1996)
Website www.cheez-it.com/

Cheez-It is a cheese cracker manufactured by the Kellogg Company through its Sunshine Biscuits division. Approximately 26 by 24 mm (1.0 by 0.95 inch), the almost square crackers are made with wheat flour, vegetable oil, sharp cheddar cheese, salt, and spices.

Cheez-Its were introduced in 1921 by the Green & Green Company, a manufacturer of snack crackers based in Dayton, Ohio, and were marketed using the tagline "A Baked Rarebit."[1] Sunshine Biscuits acquired Green & Green in 1932. Sunshine Biscuits became a subsidiary of the Keebler Company in 1996. Keebler, in turn, was acquired by Kellogg in 2001.

Ingredients[edit]

Nutrition facts[edit]

Regular Cheez-It crackers

These nutrition facts are for the original cheddar cheese Cheez-Its. Each serving of 30 grams (about 27 crackers) contains:[3]

Types[edit]

Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its; Made with Tabasco.

There are a variety of related Cheez-It products, including[4]

  • Atomic Cheddar
  • Baby Swiss
  • Cheddar Cheese Grooves
  • Swiss Cheese Grooves
  • Cheddar Jack
  • Cheez-It Big (a larger cracker more suitable for garnishing or dipping)
  • Chipotle Cheddar
  • Colby
  • Duoz Sharp Cheddar & Parmesan
  • Duoz Bacon & Cheddar
  • Extra Toasty
  • Hot & Spicy (made with Tabasco)
  • Hot and Spicy Grooves
  • Italian Four Cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepper Jack
  • Provolone (With Real Hickory Smoke Flavor Added)
  • Reduced Fat
  • Reduced Fat White Cheddar
  • Scrabble Junior
  • Sharp White Cheddar Grooves
  • Snack Mix
  • Snack Mix Double Cheese
  • Snack Mix Sriracha
  • Snack Mix Sweet & Salty
  • White Cheddar
  • Whole Grain
  • Zesty Cheddar Ranch Grooves
  • Zingz Chipotle Cheddar
  • Zingz Queso Fundido
  • Gripz "mighty tiny"

Discontinued[edit]

  • Parmesan & Garlic
  • Asiago
  • Chili Cheese
  • Romano
  • Twists Buffalo Bleu
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Duoz Smoked Cheddar and Monterey Jack
  • Duoz Zesty Queso and Cheddar Blanco
  • Nacho

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Amelia. "Dayton's little-known Cheezy past". Dayton.com. Cox Media Group. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers - Crackers". Zeer.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Cheez-It Nutrition Profile". livestrong.com. 2006-08-16. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers". Cheez-it.com. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 

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