Reviewing Cheez-It Puff’d, Kazbars, and Reese’s Brownies

by Victor Martelle
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This snack review has White Cheddar & Double Cheese Puff’d Cheez-Its, Triple Chocolate & Chocolate Caramel Kazbars, and Reese’s Brownies. While I’ve never been the biggest Cheese-It fan, these puffs tasted a lot better than their thin counterparts, perhaps primarily due to texture. The Kazbars were a bit disappointing, although the caramel one was pretty good!


Kellogg’s White Cheddar Puff’d Cheez-Its

Score: 7 / 10

Front package of Kellogg's White Cheddar Puff'd Cheez-Its.

Like regular cheese puffs you’d find but with a white cheddar flavor and not quite as overpowering. Texture is puffy and has a square form to it.

Released early 2022 alongside Double Cheese and Scorchin’ Hot Cheddar. Found at Stop & Shop.

Back package including ingredients and nutrition label of Kellogg's White Cheddar Puff'd Cheez-Its.

Kellogg’s Double Cheese Puff’d Cheez-Its

Score: 6 / 10

Front package of Kellogg's Double Cheese Puff'd Cheez-Its.

Side by side with a regular cheese puff, the texture and taste are nearly identical. From the taste itself to the cheesy fingers you get, it’s more or less the same, although these Puff’d Cheez-Its are square shaped and in my opinion, are better than regular thin Cheese-Its.

Released early 2022 alongside White Cheddar and Scorchin’ Hot Cheddar. Found at Stop & Shop.

Back package including ingredients and nutrition label of Kellogg's Double Cheese Puff'd Cheez-Its.

Hostess Triple Chocolate Kazbars

Score: 5.5 / 10

Front package of Hostess Triple Chocolate Kazbars.

Insanely chocolately! Honestly, these are too chocolatey in my opinion but if you’re into all of that, you might enjoy it! It’s fairly sweet and slightly different flavors of chocolate, from the cream, fudge, to the cake itself. There is an occasional small crunch every now and then although it needs a bit more. The texture is is all soft throughout with a thin layer of cream in middle.

Released mid-March 2023 alongside Chocolate Caramel Kazbars. Found at Walmart.

Back package of Hostess Triple Chocolate Kazbars.

Hostess Chocolate Caramel Kazbars

Score: 8 / 10

Front package of Hostess Chocolate Caramel Kazbars.

A nice balance of caramel, cream, and chocolate, all with a smidge of crunch, it all really compliments each other without overshadowing one another. These are fairly sweet with a thin layer of caramel and white cream in the center. The cake and center is all soft as well. Try these chilled!

Released mid-March 2023 alongside Triple Chocolate Kazbars. Found at Walmart.

Back package of Hostess Chocolate Caramel Kazbars.

Betty Crocker Reese’s Brownie Mix

Score: 4 / 10

Front box of Betty Crocker Reese's Brownie Mix.

Slightly worse than regular boxed brownies in terms of quality, taste, and texture, except with a few embedded Reese’s Chips. The texture isn’t very soft or fudgey, it’s almost a little crunchy, thin, and hard after baking. The chocolate flavor is kind of bland and you can hardly taste the Reese’s.

Released late 2022 / early 2023 alongside other Reese’s baked mixes like cookies, coffee cake, and pancakes.


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