By | 04 Mar 2023 at 6:39 PM
National Cheese Doodle Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

National Cheese Doodle Day, observed on March 5, honours cheese doodles in all their forms. These delicious snacks, including cheese doodles, cheese puffs, cheese curls, and cheese balls, are certain to turn fingers orange. The preparation of these delectable snacks is just as exciting as the snack itself. Cheese doodles are included on an exclusive list of foods that were accidentally created, alongside popsicles, ice cream, and potato chips. This popular snack has a day to celebrate its cheesy glory, as all great foods deserve a day of recognition.

The background of National Cheese Doodle Day

Similar to the origins of other popular snacks, the history of cheese doodles has multiple possible origins. The most widely accepted involves a man named Morrie Yohai. Yohai was the president of his father’s New York-based company, Old London Foods, located in the Bronx. After a series of food inventions, the company decided to create another product using animal feed made from cornmeal. In 1948, their machines unintentionally subjected this cornmeal to high pressure, resulting in a cylindrical shape.

Adding to this process, Old London Foods began baking various cheese flavours before discovering the optimal combination. Cheese Doodlez were then introduced to the market and became a delectable success. Cheetos, the other cheese snack brand, gained national distribution and a wider market appeal, thereby overshadowing its competitor.

In 1965, the Borden Condensed Milk Company acquired Old London Foods’ Cheez Doodle Company. Cheez Doodle was eventually assigned to the snack food company Wise, which Borden later acquired. In the late 1960s, Wise created Crunchy Cheez Doodles because people could not get enough of the snack. They enjoyed the shape and flavour, and did not mind that their fingers were covered in cheese dust. It simply meant they could enjoy more of that cheesy flavour.

Today, cheese doodles are regarded as one of the most well-liked snacks, and their variety of flavours is cherished. They are part of the standard assortment of party snacks, as well as ingredients for other dishes. Cheese doodles, like their accidental creation, have taken on a life of their own. It is not surprising that these delectable treats deserve their own special day.

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Celebrate with cheese doodles.

Cheese doodles are already the ideal party snack, so they have earned the right to be the focus of a party. Gather as many varieties and brands of cheese doodles as possible and host a day of fun and games for your friends.

Include cheese-doodles in dishes.

To impart a unique flavour and texture to various dishes by incorporating cheese doodles. Examples of such dishes include cheese doodle chicken meatballs, macaroni and cheese, and breading for fried fish. Create recipes using cheese-doodles that are especially daring.

Share the delicious cheesiness

Use the hashtag #NationalCheeseDoodleDay and share a photo of your favourite cheese doodle with the caption “#NationalCheeseDoodleDay.” Explain why they are superior to all other versions of the snack and find out what others think are the best.

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“Cheez Doodle fingers” refers to fingers stained with cheese powder after eating cheese-flavored snacks.

Every year, 15 million pounds of cheese doodles are produced.

The renowned cooking instructor Julia Child enjoyed Cheez Doodles.

Richard Montaez, a janitor, was inspired to invent Flaming Hot Cheetos by a street vendor in his neighbourhood who sold “elote.”

Cheez Doodles have recently become “cheesier” and more similar to Cheetos in flavour.


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