Oodles and Oodles of Cheese Doodles! (3/5)

Oodles & Oodles of Wise Cheese Doodles

Let us be clear right here at the start, this is not National Cheesy Poofs, Cheese Balls, or Cheetos Day.  This is very specifically and undeniably National Cheese Doodles Day.  And since we are so specifically celebrating Cheese Doodles and only Cheese Doodles, it is reasonable to assume that we must only be speaking of that crunchy, misshapen and hardened globule made by Wise Snacks.  Why them and not the identical looking Cheeto?  Because Wise Snacks is who holds the registered trademark on the name Cheese Doodles, so a Cheeto never was and never will be celebrated on National Cheese Doodle Day. 

It would stand to very good reason that Wise Snacks had a significant hand in inaugurating March 5th as National Cheese Doodles Day, but after two phone calls and two emails to their customer relations line, no one at Wise Snacks opted to return my phone call to clarify this for us.  If they eventually do respond I will post their answer, but it’s not looking good.  

It’s a funny thing, the Cheese Doodle, because we all probably assume that we are picturing the same little shaped thing when we think of one, when in fact, that is actually an extreme impossibility since no two Cheese Doodles look alike.  Sure, many appear similar, but not similar enough for everyone to share the same memory.  A lot of them did kind of look like various sized caveman clubs, and I personally always gravitated to those ones.  The Infinite Shapes of the Cheese Doodle

No matter what size or shape you hunt for, however, there is one trait that you’ll find all of the Cheese Doodles share at the end of your snack session, and that’s the residue left there on your fingers.  Also, If you eat them the way you used to eat them as a child, you’ll find you get the most enjoyable end result, because when you lick your fingers in between grabs, it only gets the first layer of cheese off while at the same time, grants even more adhesion for the next several layers.  A good Cheese Doodle snack session will actually leave the index and thumb fingers orange for several hours, even after the most severe licking. 

Ok, now with all this celebrating and glorifying done, I now have to come clean because when it comes to grabbing supplies for a picnic, party or tailgate, I’m at a loss as to how the Cheese Doodle gets selected over all those other chips and pretzels and other funky things! People are actually selecting this over a Dorito or a Lays potato chip?  I just find it a little hard to believe.  Cheese Doodles do have a pretty fun website, though. I’ll give them that. 

See you Tuesday for National Frozen Food Day. 


About Jim Clark

"If it was worth doing, then it is worth writing!" -- Jim Clark -- Someone else probably said that before, and I'm sure that each semester she starts her Creative Writing 101 class by writing it on the board, but I never took that lady's class so I am taking her quote! I work in the world of advertising, but I write for a living. Here in the second decade of the '00s, we find ourselves in a culture where virtually everyone writes for a living. With all the clicking and clacking on Facebook, Twitter, emails and texts, our lives are more than ever intertwined with writing. At the same time, it's also become increasingly more important to shorten our thoughts down to as few characters as possible. So, now, more than ever, I think it's also important to hold a place in our lives for expanding and honing our thoughts through writing. This is my place for that.
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