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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.

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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."

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.

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!

Like this Cheez-It Chicken recipe:8 chicken tenders1 cup sour cream3 cups Cheez-Its, crushed1/2 cup butter, meltedCrush 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.
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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.

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.