July 03, 2003
Oh, God! It's HUGE!

Just when you're about to lose faith in the world, along comes a story about the world's biggest Chee-to.

It's believed to be the largest Chee-to in the world. The cheesy glob of fried cornmeal that Navy Petty Officer Mike Evans found last week in a bag of the snacks is about the size of a small lemon and weighs in at about half an ounce.

Evans, 41, a fervent user of online auctions, posted his find on eBay. He never expected the flurry of attention that followed.


So how did this one Chee-to get to be a behemoth? Chee-tos Development Manager Kevin Cogan's job is to ponder such mysteries. He believes that some of the cheddar seasoning in the company's machines built up and plopped out in a big blob that sneaked past inspectors.

"We call it Seasoning Accumulation," Cogan said. "If you love cheese, this is the Chee-to for you. It's beyond dangerously cheesy."

ObDaveBarryReference: "Dangerously Cheesy" would make an excellent name for a rock band.

Thanks to Matt for sending this my way.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 03, 2003 to Food, glorious food | TrackBack

Stories like this make me proud to be an American.

I didn't realize that there was such a person as a Chee-to Development Manager. I find it even more disturbing that a Chee-to that size could slip past inspectors.

Dangerously Cheesy's first CD should be entitled "Seasoning Accuulation".

Posted by: William Hughes on July 3, 2003 7:46 AM

That guy can say what he wants to about "season accumulation" but it's clear to me that Cheetos are on the juice. The sooner we start random steroid testing at Frito Lay the better I say.

Posted by: Patrick on July 3, 2003 9:37 AM