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Relatively important change, but page locked[edit]

Air quotes around the "important" - but everything is relative I suppose.

Cheez Whiz was the slightly more expensive, non-generic, aerosol can cheese ("EZ Cheez" being the cheaper off brand) until this product line was discontinued. Back stock of it was sold until very recently (and at a much increased price) through walmart's product website. Product link below, for proof of existence, as Dan Aykroyd holding up the wrong brand of cheese in a movie seems to have caused some doubt as to its existence in certain online groups.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cheez-Whiz-Sharp-Cheddar-Cheese-Snack-8-oz-Spout-Top-Can/44872880

TheGrinningViking (talk) 01:31, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Trash[edit]

This article is trash, no one ought to ever learn of the atrocities called Cheese Whiz.

It's popular enough in the states to warrant an article. Besides, it tastes good on crackers.

I actually looked up the article because I didn't know what Cheese Whiz was; so, from my point of view, it's a keeper, not least as a prime chunk of Americana. And I love the bit stating that the stuff is "somewhat popular in the US", which to, me sums up processed cheese neatly. --Maikel 17:00, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

I thought the description, "bright, orange, viscous liquid" made it sound exceptionally vile. For what it is worth, I thik it is better described as a bright yellow paste. While I agree that it is a particularly American thing, I wouldn't necessarily call it /popular/ over here. Many parts of American society hold it in contempt -- though maybe less contempt than held for Aerosol Cheese Product... --Mdwyer 01:48, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

First of it's kind?[edit]

I am interested to know if Cheez Whiz was the first product of this type. ike9898 02:50, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

What do you consider it's 'type'? Is it the first processed american cheese food product sold in jars? --Mdwyer 01:50, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Cans or Jars?[edit]

Why does the article say it's sold in jars? isn't actually sold in a can - sort of like a small whipped cream can.

Because it is sold in jars. Easy cheese is sold in a can. PrometheusX303 16:16, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Image[edit]

This page needs an image. Scepia 07:17, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

I just read, this, but merry xmas.. Whitebox 18:43, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about deleting the pic. Must have gotten ahead of myself. Prometheus-X303- 18:58, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

That's ok, we were working on the article at the same time, I just got my line of text back out of the history. Whitebox 19:29, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Origin Myth[edit]

Apparently, it is a popular myth or urban legend that Cheez Whiz was invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. According to their Department of Food Science, this is false. --Ben James Ben 15:27, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

recent vandalism[edit]

most of it was fixed, however the introduction year (356 B.C) remains wrong, I do not know what is right and previous versions did not have a year at all, not sure what to do with this...Mwv2 04:39, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I wonder if calling it "bright yellow, viscous paste" isn't vandalism. While it is an accurate description of something I wouldn't feed to my dog, it just doesn't have that ring of non-pov. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.191.151.75 (talk) 06:12, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

suspected vandalism[edit]

Sorry if I was wrong to revert, but a cursory search of the usual suspects shows no such person as Edgar Romp III, and the Wikipedia entry for Processed cheese states that it was invented by Walter Gerber and patented in the US by James L. Kraft.

The part about South African tribes just sounds silly. But I could be wrong. --Russell (talk) 18:55, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Types of process cheese[edit]

I removed the mention of Velveeta in the beginning of the article because Velveeta is a process cheese product rather than a process cheese food. Cheez Whiz Lite is a process cheese product as well, but regular Cheez Whiz seems to be just called a process cheese sauce. It has to be either process cheese food or process cheese product, but I can't find out which. Anyone? 71.236.22.22 (talk) 16:27, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Bean Whiz?[edit]

I'm going by memory here, but wasn't there a "Bean Whiz" product marketed in the 90s? Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 21:57, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Cheez Whiz in pressurized spray cans[edit]

For a long time it was sold in pressurized Reddi-Wip-like spray cans under that name. I don't know whether "Easy Cheese" is the same product under a new name. A search on exact phrase "can of Cheez Whiz" in Google Books turns up numerous references. A few at random:

p. 115 Dec 2001 Popular Mechanics, “a door that sounded like a bank vault when the car was new now sounds like a Cheez Whiz can rolling down a cobblestone hill.”

“A Woman at War” By Molly Moore, 2002, p. 147: “I devoured half a box of Ritz crackers and most of a spray can of Cheez Whiz.”

“Attack of the Mole Master” By Dan Danko, Tom Mason: “Pete held out an old can of Cheez Whiz. Dried orange “cheese” was encrusted around the spout. Pete put the Cheez Whiz tip in his mouth and began sucking cheese as he listened."

Too lazy to copy references now but a few others, each from a different source:

“I’m guessing one of the nimrods threw that aerosol can of Cheez Whiz into the fire.”

“No, but I have a can of Cheez Whiz. I’ll write your number on the counter with it, then find a pen and copy it” “Calvin opens the drawer of the desk, gets out some crackers and a can of Cheez-Whiz. He sprays Cheez-Whiz on a cracker. A big gob of it drops on the floor.”

“…where the fish, ruined by handouts, swam up to the divers expecting an aerosal burst from a can of Cheez-Whiz”

“Calvin opens the drawer of the desk, gets out some crackers and a can of Cheez-Whiz. He sprays Cheez-Whiz on a cracker.”

Dpbsmith (talk) 01:24, 21 November 2009 (UTC)


-For some reason Cheez Whiz seems to have become a generic name for aerosol cans of processed cheese, but to the best of my knowledge it has never actually been sold in cans. For the life of me I can't find a picture of a can of Cheez Whiz, and if it had ever been sold in a can someone would have a picture. When people refer to Cheez Whiz in a can, it's likely they actually mean Easy Cheese or Cheese Wow or another aerosol brand. This confusion might merit a note in the article, though.

NobleHam (talk) 11:01, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

salsa con queso[edit]

salsa con queso redirects here....... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.130.160.74 (talk) 21:13, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

I've corrected it. Now redirects to Dip_(food). - SummerPhD (talk) 21:20, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Why describe it, when we can just use a picture? surely it would fall under fair use... Bumblebritches57 (talk) 22:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

We cannot use an existing, copyrighted (or presumably copyrighted) photo under "fair use" (please see WP:NFCC). We can, however, use a photo that anyone would care to take and release with an appropriate license. Fair use is not an issue here. - SummerPhD (talk) 04:03, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Alright, next time I get some I'll try to remember to take a picture, should I take a picture of just the jar, or with the lid open peering inside, or scoop it onto a plate or what? I've never photographed food before. Bumblebritches57 (talk) 19:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 31 May 2017[edit]

Request was not disruptive, but the request was resolved as a removal of RR vandalism. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 15:38, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
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Somebody added "Ryan Ross" when you search up product and it's clearly from a Cow, Please change it Ryanruss (talk) 03:19, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Already done. "Ryan Ross" has already been removed. Gulumeemee (talk) 03:36, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 2 June 2017[edit]

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Cheeze Whiz is also associated with Ryan Ross and his well known phrase, "No But I Got Cheez Whiz." It is a very well known meme to emos,scenes,goths,etc. Peeople have edited this clip to make more memey.--2602:301:7710:E190:E927:D46B:D289:588C (talk) 21:52, 2 June 2017 (UTC) Emo Fuck

As a fan of Ryan Ross, I have to tell you that Wikipedia is not made for humour, it's made for educational purposes. However, I will link you to this article: Wikipedia:Go ahead, vandalize Quilladin206 (talk) 17:55, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 June 2017[edit]

i would like to edit this artical i found some mistakes while reading so if you would let me change the mistake i would be happy to help correct your grammar. thank you 666Unknown666 (talk) 18:16, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 3 August 2017[edit]

please,let me change this to the truth Alleywxys (talk) 09:07, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 23 January 2018[edit]

Add sources GeesusChrist (talk) 11:13, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 28 June 2018[edit]

I want to make sure there are no spelling errors, and that includes punctuation, and spelling, among other things. Memes666 (talk) 20:39, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 29 July 2018 - Cheez Whiz and Beck reference[edit]

In Music[edit]

In his song Loser from the 1994 album Mellow Gold, Beck sings the lyric "Get crazy with the Cheez Whiz." Sasquatchfuzz (talk) 02:42, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: The link to the Cheez Whiz product is ephemeral, and owing to Beck's fondness for scratch vocals in other earlier tracks, it's likely the connection for him was tenuous at best.  spintendo  07:00, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Beck's personal affinity to Cheez Whiz is irrelevant to this addition, as it is a major and well known reference to Cheez Whiz in pop culture. I'd argue that it has at least as much (and maybe more) significance than the Blues Brothers reference described in the "In Film" section. Sasquatchfuzz (talk) 03:40, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Still Not done - trivia. We don't list every item mentioned in passing in songs in the article of that item. Please do not reopen this request. Fish+Karate 12:43, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Additional movie reference[edit]

Cheez Whiz is mentioned in the movie "Avengers Endgame" ; but it references a situation which might be a "spoiler", and I don't know how Wikipedia can accommodate that.

From IMDB Quotes : "Thor: [arguing over which Avenger is strong enough to wield the Infinity Gauntle] Do you know what is coursing through my veins right now? James Rhodes: Cheez Whiz?"

The inclusion in the movie, does suggest Cheez Whiz is well-enough known to justify a Wikipedia article. GeoffAvogadro (talk) 10:53, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 July 2019[edit]

I need to change some things that are incorrect 2600:100D:B022:286:1D9D:4917:6C3A:7F58 (talk) 18:05, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. aboideautalk 18:22, 1 July 2019 (UTC)