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    Top 8 Things We Betcha Didn't Know About Cheez-It

    Move over, Goldfish! Later, Cheetos! Cheez-Its are the crispy, crunchy, and wildly addictive snack crackers have captivated our cheese-lovin' hearts. They're so good it's easy to polish off an entire box! We dusted off our orange-tinged fingertips to share 8 tasty tidbits about Cheez-It.

    The phrase "cheese it" means to walk away or leave

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    But we'd never turn our back on our beloved Cheez-Its!

    Cheez-Its were introduced in 1921

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    The mad geniuses at Green and Green Company of Dayton, Ohio are responsible for bringing the cheesy orange-y goodness to the American masses.

    The not-so secret ingredient? Paprika!

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    It's the spice that makes everything about Cheez-It nice.

    The original Cheez-It slogan was "The Big Cheese"

    But it was changed in 2007 to "Get Your Own Box."

    Everyone loves 'em...even professional bass fishermen!

    Cheez-It and Pringles pro angler Shinichi Fukae loves his snack crackers. He even wears Cheez-It branded gear when he's out on the water trying to snag a big catch during the FLW Tour.

    There are more than 15 different Cheez-It varieties

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    And they are all delicious! We're partial to Hot & Spicy (made with Tobasco!) but we'll eat just about anything to cure our constant craving, be it Baby Swiss, White Cheddar, Parmesan & Garlic, Cheddar Jack, Pepper Jack, Italian Four Cheese, or even Colby. Bring them all on!

    There are about 405 Cheez-its in a one-pound box

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    Really, that's all?

    They make for great dinners in a pinch!

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    Like this Cheez-It Chicken recipe:

    8 chicken tenders

    1 cup sour cream

    3 cups Cheez-Its, crushed

    1/2 cup butter, melted

    Crush the Cheez-Its by placing them in a large ziploc bag and rolling over them with a rolling pin. Preheat the oven to 375. Roll the chicken tenders in the sour cream and then in the Cheez-It crumbs. Place them in a baking dish. Drizzle with the melted butter. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.

    Read more about Cheez-It pro Shinichi Fukae!

    Pick up the Hooked On Country ZinePak, which includes exclusive interviews with Fukae and other pro anglers, an FLW highlights DVD, and a 10-track CD featuring hot country hits! Get yours today at Walmart and Walmart.com.

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