Monday, February 5, 2018

Appropriately Cheesy: Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps Blurs The Lines Between Cheese And Crackers!

The Good: Wonderful aroma, Great taste, Decent amount of Calcium
The Bad: Not overly healthy, Expensive.
The Basics: Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps are flavorful and interesting, though a little pricy for what they are.

I am very interested in how snacks have been evolving in recent years. When I was younger, there were cheese flavored crackers; now there are snacks that are basically baked cheese! The first of these snacks that I am trying are the Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps. These snacks remind me of what happens when I toast an asiago cheese bagel and the cheese on it falls onto the grate and gets baked there. I've scraped plenty of hot cheese off toasters like that; it never occurred to me to sell them as a snack!

That said, Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps are quite good and when my wife got a bag of these for me, they turned out to be quite delightful.


Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps, for those who are not familiar with them, are baked cheese snacks. Cello has marketed their Whisps chip line as a high quality, cheese alternative to cheese-flavored crackers. The Cheddar Cheese Crisps are a light yellow and look like little waffle crackers with quite a bit of texturing to them.

Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps come in a 2.12 oz. bag that is resealable The cheese crisps are round, approximately 1 1/4" in diameter and 3/16" thick

Ease Of Preparation

Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps are simple to consume; all you need do it open the bag and remove the crisps from it! There is no trick to eating Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps; they are a snack that is ready to go from the package to the mouth.


Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps smell mildly of cheddar. The scent is recognizable, but simple. The cheese scent is not overly powerful; it lacks the sharpness of most cheddars - it is potent-enough to be recognizable, but not much more than that.

In the mouth, Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps are greasy and salty and they taste like a fairly mild cheddar cheese. The flavor has the distinctive sourness of a good cheese and the sour cheddar flavor is increased as the crisp melts in the mouth. The salty, greasy flavor is enhanced as the sourness fades; the Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps taste exactly like what they are supposed to; actual cheddar cheese with a little crispiness to them.

The Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps leave a slight sour aftertaste in the mouth for a few minutes after the last of them is consumed.


Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps are all-natural, but they are not particularly healthy. The Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps are made entirely of cheddar cheese.

Each twenty-eight gram (23 crisp) serving of Whisps Cheddar Cheese Crisps has 170 calories, one hundred thirty of which come from fat. There is no dietary fiber. While there are 14 grams of fat and 10 grams of protein, there is an excessive 330 mg of sodium, which represents 14% of one's RDA of sodium. There is a smattering of Vitamin A and an impressive 35% RDA of Calcium in a serving. There is a dietary note that the Cheddar Cheese Crisps crackers includes milk ingredients, which prevents them from being Vegan compliant.


Kept in their bag, Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps will remain fresh for almost a year and as long as the bag is resealed, one suspects they will last for a few weeks before getting stale. I've never had to deal with issues of freshness for my Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps; the bag my wife got me last month had an expiration date of November 24, 2018.

Cleanup is simple as well. Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps are a dry food and they leave crumbs. Interestingly, these do not leave a greasy residue. Once done with consuming, simply wash your hands, because that’s a good idea no matter what. When one is done, throw out the bag and cleanup is done!


Cheddar Cheese Crisps Whisps are fun on their own or used as an augmentation to soups or salads, but they are a bit pricey for what they are.

For other cheesy snacks, check out my reviews of:
Cheez-It Cheddar Cheese Crisps Snack Crackers
North Country Cheese Garlic Dill Cheese Curds
Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar organic chickpea puffs


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