I figure at some point most everyone thinks it would be neat to somehow get in the Guinness Book of World Records. Today I had a random thought along those lines, but not for that purpose. I recently had a birthday (which was cancelled, BTW, for everyone who keeps bringing it up), and I was craving Cheetos. (We have some baked Cheetos here, which are good, though not quite the same… more like cheese popcorn than Cheetos. But I digress…) Anyway, if only I had a bag of Cheetos for every time someone said I was getting old… 🙂
Then I wondered what the world record would be for the most bags of Cheetos received as birthday gifts. That would be a fun record to break. 🙂 The concept could also be applied to Oreos…
I searched for a picture to go with this post and found this one. Supposedly the guy in the picture bought these industrial-sized bags of Cheetos direct from the factory for $65 per bag and bought 28 bags. I’m not sure I have sufficient space to store that many Cheetos in my house, and I’m most certain that the WAF (Wife Approval Factor) of that would be near 0. So maybe I won’t be chasing this world record after all… (though I still must admit it would be fun to try).
This week the Oreo cookie turned 100 years old. What a great invention it was! Can you imagine how the inventor felt when he first created it? And when he first dipped it in milk?
Here’s a “fact” about Oreos you may not know. There are 3 rows of Oreos per package because there are actually just 3 servings per package. That makes it easy to limit yourself to one serving per serving. 🙂
That may not pass intellectual muster, but here’s a true fact. Sales of Oreos in 2011 were over $2 billion. That’s a LOT of cookies! On a semi-related note, Kraft Foods, who owns the Oreo brand, also sells Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, which is turning 75 this year.
I wonder what the next great food-related invention will be… We tend to take great food for granted, but there are times in history when there was no such thing as chocolate-chip cookies, or Oreos, or Cheetos, or cheese dip. (I can’t imagine life without cheese dip!) There has to be some next great food out there just waiting to be discovered.
I tried to get Cheetos to sponsor this blog, so they could provide me with a couple of free bags per week — one for me eating and talking about, and one for giveaways. But they don’t do sponsorships like this, so we’re out of luck. That’s too bad. Because there’s just not any other chips like Cheetos.
On a related side note, this week I saw where you can get bags of Cheetos with an extra 20 percent in them. This was at Walmarks. (FYI, some Ebonics dialects translate Walmart to Walmarks.) It was a good deal, even cheaper per ounce than the large family bag. So if you enjoy eating Cheetos, you should check it out.
Do you think there should be a Cheetos Anonymous club? I’m not quite addicted to them, but I could eat them all the time. So if there was a club where folks met once a week or so and ate Cheetos, that would be pretty cool…