This is what you purchase when you’re hungry and these are on an end cap near check-out (and by end cap I mean RIGHT near the checkout). Cheez-Its! Yes, occasionally a trigger food, but my mind was foggy because I was hungry. Case in point: never shop hungry because it can make bad decisions.
I was intrigued because it was a new flavor Cheez-It ZingZ in Queso Fundido. Out of the two available this one was more towards my taste buds – the other had chipotle pepper in it, which I’m not a terrible fan of. I had the box on the counter for a few days … then one night when I hadn’t had dinner yet, I decided “oh I’ll just have a servings worth.” A serving (18 crackers) is 4 points plus. Not bad at ALL if you can stop yourself at 18 crackers.
They’re delicious – that classic Cheez-It crunch but a nice blend of white cheddar with a mild spice. I didn’t find it to be overwhelming on the palette, because sometimes things can hit me and be WAY too spicy. These were delicious. Too delicious, actually.
So, when I opened the box … I had 2 servings worth … for dinner. (Hangs head in shame). They are delicious, but it just reinstated the fact that Cheez-Its are not something I should have around. At least not already pre-portioned bags (like in those snack bags—which I won’t buy because they’re overpriced). My niece came by to visit (she’s 3 ½) and I asked her if she wanted to try them. She did, she liked them (surprisingly since she’s anti-spice) so I told her to take ‘em home.
Are Cheez-Its a trigger food for you?