A question for someone with good 1980's-1990's snacks knowledge.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wonga1127, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    Okay. There was an international food market near my house that was closing down. To empty the stock out, they had everything like half off and buy one get one free. So I find this bag of cheezy popcorn with the cheetos cat on it. But it didn't say cheetos, it said Chester. At this point two questions popped into my mind, "Who's Chester?" and "How old is this popcorn?". Chester is the cheetos cat apparently. Does anybody know when cheetos stopped labeling him as Chester? Heres a picture of the bag.

    All I'm really looking for is a date. A year when this crap was made.
     

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  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Here's some wikipedia info. I can't say if the popcorn is good or not, but the Cheetos Cheesy Masala Balls sold in India sound really tasty.

    You might sure it's made by the Cheetos people and not some cheap knock-off.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i don't think they ever stopped. i think he's still chester cheetah.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep, that's Chester Cheetah, and Chester's Popcorn is a Frito-Lay product. Still being made as far as I know.
     
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    The bag says "99 cents", and it looks snack size, so I would wager it's fairly recent.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I love that stuff, I buy it a lot, they still make it so dont worry.
     
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  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I was hoping this thread was about koala yummies ... grrr
     
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    Also, if it has nutrition facts on the back (which I think is pretty probable) it was at the very least produced after 1994.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    God, that sounds good! :eek:

    I remember commercials when I was a kid with the Cheetah, and he was referred to as Chester the Cheetah in numerous commercials. If the packaging ever had his name on it, though, it was incidental (like a minor blurb at the bottom in line with an advertising campaign).
     
  12. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, they sell the hot-cheeto-esque counterpart at my school under the name, "Chester"
     

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