Sometimes something is so good that you want to share it with everyone around you. That’s exactly how I feel about Michael Season’s Lite Cheese Puffs (or Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs as they’re known in the States). Every single person I’ve offered some to — probably 30 people and counting — has agreed that these are the best cheezies around. This includes a co-worker who ingested one, then later admitted cheezies normally make him barf (this one didn’t!). They stand apart from traditional cheese snacks because they aren’t fluorescent orange in colour and actually (gasp!) taste like real cheese.

The Double P’s have done extensive cheezie research, even traveling to the beaches of Costa Rica to sample. So when we claim the best cheezies on earth, you know we mean it. Plus, Michael Season’s Lite Cheese Puffs boast 65% less fat than their regular ones. Fifty grams (more than 1/3 of the bag) has only eight grams of fat. They’re made with natural ingredients and real cheese, plus it’s wheat-free and gluten-free snacking.


It’s important to note these scrumptious, addictive puffs are packaged slightly differently in Canada versus the U.S. The Canadian package is shown above and I’ve found it at The Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave., Toronto) and Real Canadian Superstore. Hopefully more grocery stores will jump on board so I don’t have to stock up on three bags at a time whenever I find them.

In the States, they’re known as Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs and the packaging can be seen here. The website says they’re available at Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway, Roundy’s, Publix and you can buy them online too. Americans also seem to have exclusive flavours such as Hot Chili Pepper Curls, White Cheddar Pops and Jalapeno Puffs. What’s going on here? Let’s get some cross-border action started or at least someone smuggle me a bag or two. Pretty please?