The Oracle

Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

Back to Article
Back to Article

Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

emmachiao1348

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Written by Emma Chiao

Although generic food brands may be cheaper, they aren’t necessarily worth the price. I decided to test out the popular snack for all ages: Cheez-It crackers. At Safeway, a box goes for $5.99 while Safeway Select’s Cheese Bites sell for $2.50.

The exterior packaging of each present them as nearly identical crackers– the signature square with grooved edges. However, don’t be fooled by the advertisement; in actuality, the original Cheez-It has a much more appealing orange glow compared to the dull and pasty Safeway Select cheese crackers. In terms of flavor, these two are vastly different. The original Cheez-It is crisp and tangy—the strong cheese flavor is well balanced with the salt, creating a harmony that makes Cheez-Its especially addicting. Once a bowl of Cheez-Its has been poured, it’s guaranteed to be empty within five minutes. Safeway Select Cheese Bites, on the other hand, are much less appealing. They are moist and slightly stale, there is no satisfying crunch and the cheese flavor is washed out by hints of cardboard and raw flour. Additionally, the Safeway Select Cheese Bites lose out to Cheez-it in caloric value: 150 calories versus 140 calories for 25 crackers.

If the Safeway Select Cheese Bites are your choice snack, no judgment; there’s no denying that paying less for food is always a plus factor. But be warned: once you try the original Cheez-Its, there is no going back to the knock-off brands.

Winner: Name brand (Cheez-It)

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    The Gunn Bucket List: all the things you should do before graduation

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Skiers pursue powdery passions: William O’Donnell

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Skiers pursue powdery passions: Patrick Gersh

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Seniors demystify second semester senior year

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Alumnus’ advice for seniors: slow down, take in the views

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Skiers pursue powdery passions on Tahoe slopes: Erica Marghescu

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Winter Beach Trips Offer Worthwhile Experiences

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Ask a Senior: Advice for preparing for senior year

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Fast Food Franchises Face Off: In N Out vs. Shake Shack

  • Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites

    Lifestyle

    Self-love fosters confidence, strengthens bonds

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School
Brand battle: Cheez-It vs. Safeway Select Cheese Bites