I am a huge fan of any cheez-it product but I must say out of all of them, this is my least favorite flavor. The flavor can be a bit overwhelming after a few bites and it makes you want to just put it back in the cabinet, only to grab some lay's potato chips. The flavor is too spicy and hot and it takes away from actually being able to enjoy the crackers. I wouldn't recommend this cheez-it flavor to my guests but I definitely approve of the many other flavors cheez-it has. The cracker size is perfect as always and fits perfectly in your mouth but I find the seasoning to be overbearing.
I think they misnamed these.
My husband loves Cheeze-It crackers, so when I saw these Hot & Spicy ones on the shelves I knew I would have to pick up a box for him. He especially loves spicy food, so I thought this snack would be a guaranteed home run for him. They are the same price as the other Cheeze-It crackers, so they are well priced. However, my husband didn't think these were hot or spicy and wasn't a fan of them. I tried them after too, and thought the same thing, and I am relatively sensitive to hot and spicy foods!
kind of yucky
Hot and Spicy Cheez-its are gross. They taste uber-weird. I LOVE Cheez-its, in fact (and I've said this about a couple of products on here) there one of the things I crave the most since going gluten free. I really miss them. They've always been my favorite snack cracker, But for some reason all of the newer "flavors" taste horrible to me. Hot and Spicy is no exception. I love Cheez-its, and I like spicy food, but this combination is terrible.
Cheez-It Hot and Spicy crackers are a great tasting snack that I feel good about giving to my two daughters. Baked snacks are better for you than fried snacks, but often do not always taste as good, much less better. These crackers are better! My kids and I love them!
Not Very Hot
I like Cheez-its every now and then but not always. I saw that the Sunshine - Cheez-It Hot & Spicy Baked Snack Crackers were made with Tobasco I had to give them a shot. There was not spicy flavoring at all. They just tasted like regular cheezits. Not hot or spicy.
I wish I'd just bought the regular box of Cheez-Its instead.
I like Cheez-Its for a casual snack like when I'm sitting at my desk and the kids in class are all trying to sneak certain activities under the radar. I see everything they do but what they don't see is that I've got a box of crackers or some cheese and peanut butter snacks in my drawer and I'm pigging out while they suffer - I mean learn stuff. Cheez-Its are great because they're small and minimize having to chew, plus they have a good flavor, kind of like salty cheese. One of the best stealth foods around. I eat a lot of stealth food these days. I think I'm pregnant.
Anyway, last time at the store I decided to try the Hot & Spicy version, figuring since it had extra flavor it had to be better. I was wrong. Regular Cheez-Its taste a lot better. This green Tabasco flavored one tastes sharp and vinegary and loses its cheese appeal. I'll still finish the box even though the kids would eat it for me if I gave it to them. They aren't terrible, just not cheesy enough (the snack, not the kids - the kids are plenty cheesy.)
Next time I'll buy the regular kind and shake on some cayenne pepper or something. They're on the right track with this version, it just needs some extra R&D. Hotter would be a nice place to start since these aren't really hot at all.
Cheez-It hot & spicy is neither hot or spicy.
Sunshine - Cheez-It Hot & Spicy Baked Snack Crackers are not hot or spicy. I like Cheez-It snacks to snack on from time to time but in spite of having a nice crisp cheesy flavor these thing have no hot & spicy that I can taste. Then again I think ghost pepper hot sauce is not hot so maybe my tastebuds just can not detect the low level heat and spice these suckers have on them. They are great with hot sauce but too small to scoop up a good hot salsa with but have enough room to stack a nice habanero on top of though slices work better cause sometimes the whole habaneros want to fall off.
ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, CHEESE MADE WITH SKIM MILK (SKIM MILK, WHEY PROTEIN, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO EXTRACT FOR COLOR), SALT, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF RED BELL PEPPER, PAPRIKA, DEXTROSE, TORULA YEAST, MALTODEXTRIN, ONION, TOMATO, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SODIUM DIACETATE, GARLIC, TABASCO (R) BRAND GREEN PEPPER SAUCE (JALAPENO PEPPER, WATER, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT, CORNSTARCH), TABASCO (R) BRAND DRY RED FLAVORING (RED PEPPER, DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT), SPICES, CITRIC ACID, VINEGAR SOLIDS, YEAST, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, SOY LECITHIN.
Lots of stuff but still no spice for me but good for a change in snacking.
Probably my favorite snack from the grocery store!
My husband and I *love *spicy food. If something comes in regular or spicy, we always choose spicy - hence, **Hot & Spicy** **Cheez-Its**. The goodness of a cheesy Cheez-It with the added flavor and mild heat of [Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce] .
**Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its** are spicy, but not too spicy. The Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce is much more mild than their traditional, red Tabasco, so the heat is a nice balance to the cheesiness of the Cheez-Its. I can detect a slight vinegar flavor due to the Tabasco, and I think it enhances the flavor of this snack.
**Nutrition **(per 25) 150 calories, 8g fat, 0 cholesterol, 18g carbs, 2g protein
If Sunshine came out with a low-fat version of **Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its**, I would be one happy camper. Their nutrition stats aren't too bad though, so I guess it doesn't matter. If you enjoy a slight spice to your foods *and *you like Cheez-Its, I highly recommend this product!
Camp Lejeune, NC
Sunshine - Cheez-It Hot & Spicy Baked Snack Crackers