Taste test: When we first encountered the Cheez-It Duoz sub-brand, the innovation was that they figured out a way to combine two different flavors of Cheez-Its in one box. They've sold at least four such flavor combinations: Bacon & Cheddar, Jalapeño & Cheddar Jack, Sharp Cheddar Parmesan and Zesty Queso Cheddar Blanco. (For those paying attention in case there's a pop quiz, you surely noticed that the one thing that they all have in common is cheddar!)
Now with this product, the Duoz name has taken on a new meaning. Yes, there are two different snacks in the box, but only one of them is Cheez-Its! By combining original-flavor Cheez-Its with caramel popcorn, they've gone after the same flavor combination as Chicago-style popcorn. The result was quite good, and not just because cheddar goes well with caramel. There are many different quality levels in caramel corn, and the stuff in this box was very good, with a smooth caramel coating and crisp, light-as-air popcorn interior. The two shapes mixed somewhat awkwardly in the box, so it was sometimes difficult to grab both kinds, but regardless of whether any given handful included Cheez-Its, popcorn or both, it was a good taste.
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Smell test: Definitely can smell both the cheddar and caramel corn.
From the package: “A little somethin' sweet when you're feelin' salty”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Wegmans. Review published .