Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | May 23, 2012

Cheese Curls: Puffy vs Crunchy

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today in need, yet again.

Today, however, I am not in need of a favor, but rather…your opinions.

Grace and I have been locked in the midst of a heated debate for a couple of weeks now and it is time we reached a resolution before things get violent and we end up on Jerry Springer over this particular hot button issue.

The issue—as you may have surmised from the not-so-subtle title and photo—is which type of cheese curl is superior: puffy or crunchy.

Personally, I’m on team puffy all the way. It’s like eating a delicious cloud of cheese. You can’t freakin’ beat that.

Grace, on the other hand, is firmly entrenched in camp crunchy and believes—likely due to some undiagnosed head trauma—that they are the superior curl.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that the crunchy ones taste like some combination of dried out puffy cheese curls and fiberglass.

They’re alright in a pinch, but puffy is totally the way to go ten times out of ten.

For her part, Grace thinks that the puffy ones taste like styrofoam packing peanuts covered in orange asbestos…or something along those lines. It’s hard to pay attention to what she’s saying when I’m seething with unfathomable levels of cheese curl-inspired rage.

So we leave it to you, My Faithful Readers, to make the call.

I’ve decided not to open up a poll, because it is too easy to skew the results, but rather we’re going to base it on the number of responses in the comments.

I’m going to count all votes until the end of May and on June 1st, I’ll post the winner (read: puffy cheese curls) so that you know your efforts were not in vain.

Thank you in advance for your vote.

…unless you’re voting for crunchy, in which case, we’re totally fighting and you’re sooooo not invited to my birthday party.

UPDATE: The votes have been tallied, click through to peep the final results.



  1. PUFFY!


  2. I grew up as a puffy fan, but am now a crunchy gal all the way. Tastes mature over time, perhaps?


  3. crunchy for sure.


  4. Crunchy all the way. Team Grace!!!


    • I never would have pegged you for a crunchy gal. Consider my world turned upside down…


  5. CRUNCHY! We ate the puffy ones recently, and I wasn’t thrilled with them.


    • Are you sure your taste buds weren’t malfunctioning?!

      That seems like the most likely reason for the aforementioned scenario.


  6. I have to say. If I am going to eat some cheetos
    it has to be puffy


  7. I’ve always been partial to the crunchy ones as I find they stick to the teeth less and the puffy ones seem so disappointing in that they are basically just filled with air and appear to be more food than they actually are. Somewhat like opening a bag of chips to find that it’s only half full and it was a lie the whole time.


    • All good points. Even if they make me sad.


      • I agree with Shanno’s reasoning. I’m crunchy all the way.


      • So. Many. Crunchy. Fans.


  8. crunchy most definitely! I have to agree that puffy is like Styrofoam, sorry!


  9. Crunchy 40 million times out of 40 million.


  10. I would have to go puffy all the way. Otherwise do the compromise, the crispy puff, such as the x’s and o’s or the twirls. Those are the best


    • My respect for you tripled today. I just want you to know that.


  11. I’m all for puffy ! Crunchy ones are too noisy ..


    • That may be the best rationale I’ve seen yet! I love it!


  12. The crunchy ones are better for two very important reasons:

    1. You can eat them whole, whereas with the puffy ones you have to bite them in half – taking longer to eat, as well as increasing the amount of time you spend holding the other half of the curl and getting the nuclear “cheese” all over your fingers.

    2. They taste way more fried, and thus are more of an indulgence.


    • 1) Why do you have to bite them in half? I question your eating habits. Plus, the bag says they’re made with “real cheese”…so there’s that!

      2) Touche…I’ll give you that one.


  13. Ww’vw debated this before and I am still firmly a crunchy person. I should have known Grace is smarter than you!


    • She is certainly smarter than me, no doubt about that one.

      Her taste buds, on the other hand, are clearly suffering from the mouth-equivalent of a mental disorder, because puffy is where it’s at.


  14. Puffy!!! I think it is the taste of styrofoam that draws me in rather than turn me off!!!


  15. I have to go for crunchy…. there is more substance with every bite. With crunchy, it’s easier to trick my mind into thinking it’s real food..but who are we kidding, right?
    Team Grace all the way! 🙂


  16. I like both. Crunchy for when I want a crunchy snack. Soft puffy airballs for when I feel like sucking on a snack. I like to pop one of the puffy ones in my mouth and just suck on it until it sort of melts. Each satisfies a different urge. 🙂


  17. […] a week ago, I called upon all y’all to cast a vote in the epic battle of puffy cheese curls versus crunchy cheese […]


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