National Cheese Doodle Day

Celebrated on March 5th every year, National Cheese Doodle Day is a holiday that was first invented to celebrate those tasty, cheesy snacks made out of puffed and baked cornmeal, and covered in cheddar cheese dust. It’s a product that was first invented in 1948 and continues to enjoy a strong following to this day. Although there is an official product known as Cheez Doodles created by Wise Foods, people all over the United States apply the term “cheese doodle” to any product in the puffed corn snack category. The cheese doodle is a snack food that just about everyone has enjoyed at some point in their life—or at the very least, have seen other people enjoy them.

The History Of National Cheese Doodle Day

Although we were unable to find out who invented this holiday or when they invented it, we were able to find out the history of the cheese doodle—although the origin of this snack food isn’t entirely controversy-free because several companies were making puffed and baked corn snacks at the same time.

Most food historians will agree, however, that cheese doodles most likely owe their creation to Korn Kurls. Korn Kurls was a product that was made by the Flakall Corporation that was based in Wisconsin during the 1930s. It was marketed as a snack for people, and the company applied for a patent for it in 1939.

In the 1940s, Morrie Yohai would return home from World War II and would create his version of cheese doodles, along with a company called Old London Foods. This company was acquired during the 1960s by Wise Foods and Cheese Doodles became a part of their potato chip division.

Fun Facts About Cheese Doodles

Want some fun facts about cheese doodles—including both facts about Cheez Doodles and other puffed corn snacks that are often referred to as cheese doodles by the general public? If you do, then read the following fun facts about this snack food.

  • Over 15 million pounds of Cheez Doodles are produced annually.
  • In Japan, Strawberry Cheetos are actually a thing.
  • Cheetos come in 50 different flavors and are produced in 22 different countries.
  • Cheetos’ original mascot was a mouse.
  • Flaming hot Cheetos were first invented by Richard Montanez, a janitor at Frito-Lay.
  • A year of production of Cheetos requires 11 million gallons of milk.
  • Cheetos seasoning uses over twelve different ingredients.

How To Observe National Cheese Doodle Day

Anyone who wants to celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day can do so easily enough by grabbing a bag of this tasty snack and sharing it with friends and family. There are several dozen different types of “cheese doodles” out there, so choose the brand you like and enjoy it. It’s also a good day to use the hashtag #NationalCheeseDoodleDay on your social media accounts to let everyone know that you’re celebrating it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 5 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
March 5 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
March 5 Sunday
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