Food of the Eighties, Cheese Kisses
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I believe this is the name of a bite-sized processed cheese snack that was individually wrapped in cellophane wrappers and bagged. They were kept in the dairy case with the other processed cheeses. I believe Kraft made them and came in two flavors: sharp and mild. There was maybe 40 in a bag and really tasty! I remember my sister and I polishing off a whole bag of the stuff in front of the T.V. the day my mother brought them home from the store.
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jodylync - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember them. I didn't eat them, but I remember them.
tina w. - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I was thinking of them the other dya and wondered what happened to them! I remember them from a kid down the street that had a bag and i tried them. I think I mooched about 10 before he went inside.
Jeff - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
These were awesome: the mild flavor was the best. Totally processed, but just a perfect texture and taste.
Chelle - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My grandmother always had a bag of cheese kisses in the fridge, they were one of my favorite childhood snacks!! I didn't think anyone else remembered them... late 70's early 80's I think. They were yummy and I wish they'd bring them back!
Shawn - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My daughter and I were talking about cheese squares which she had today and I told her about cheee kisses. I figured I'd google it and I found this sight.
Christine - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER THOSE! I have never come across anyone that remembers them! This website is FUN!
Michelle - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I've thought about cheese kisses from time to time over the years. I figured someone out there must remember them. I think it was a snack before its time.
Elise - December 20, 2008 - Report this comment
They were so good. My mom would buy them and I'd have them as a snack after school.
Bethany - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
This is too funny. I am reading The Stand by Stephen King and he mentions them in the book. I thought it was just one of those things that Stephen King throws into his books to throw people off, but I had my husband look it up anyway. Go figure they are real, who would have guessed.
Tara - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
For the past 25 years or so, I've had everyone thinking I was insane. I'd ask people about cheese kisses and they would say I was thinking of cheese curds. NO, kisses I'd say. My grandma used to buy these for me and I've been thinking about them my whole adult life. Horrible loss, the vanishing kisses! Thanks for this site. I'm glad I'm not nuts.
Velvet Cyberpunk - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Cheese Kisses! They came individually wrapped. They came in three flavors I believe. Cheddar, American, and Swiss. I liked the American best. I also remember the commercial where the teenage girl is sitting on the stairs talking on the phone with a bag of kisses in her lap and her brother goes by and steals the bag. They came out in the late 70s, about 1977 I think. Ah memories.
tangeria - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
i have to laugh bethany. i am also reading the stand, and had no idea what cheese kisses were. hooray for the internet, and information!
Tom from NYC - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
YYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!...Cheese KISSES!!! I lived off these for years as a kid...Anyone find a picture of these yet???
Paige - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
To Bethany & Tangeria -- I have read The Stand every year for the last 12 years. Everytime I thought Stephen King had just made them up. Today I decided to look on the internet and found this website!! Awesome!!!!
Mark Jones - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
cheese kisses kicked ass.. so did something reesers put out,, small stack of 4 or 5cheese or combo mini pizzas.. refer section not frozen.. damn good little mid night snacks.spoon candy too,,, love it all
Newtzilla - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just talking about them to my wife's family and they had no idea what I was talking about. I remember munching handfulls of these things along with hersheys kisses and grape hi c. Friggin awsome. I don't remember them in 'the stand'. I'll have to read it again.
Ron - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I was starting wonder if I dreamed them up, no one I know remembers them. atleast now I know they were not a dream after all. Sure miss them though
Julie - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom used to put cheese kisses in our school lunches. I loved it when they would show up. My sister and I were starting to think we had just not remembered the name right - could never find anyone else that remembered them.
Jackie - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember distinctly the town we lived in between 1974-1976. We bought Cheese Kisses during that time. I begged my mom to buy them for me. They were pretty good.
Raul - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I've never come across anyone that remembers them or has had them either!!! I ate them as a kid in Salt Lake City circa 1975-77!!! No, you didn't dream them up!!! They existed!! And they were delicious!! Kids today would delight in having individually wrapped bite size pieces of american cheese!! And for us grown ups, maybe pepper jack, or havarti, or muenster. I've actually tried to recreate them for my own snacking purposes by wrapping similarly shaped pieces of velveeta in plastic wrap. In my fondest childhood memories there was always cheese kisses!!
terri - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
omg!I thought I was the only one who remembered these!I totally loved them.Maybe we should flood kraft foods with requests to bring them back.I would totally buy them!
Jacqueline Graham - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Cheese Kisses were the GREATEST thing in the ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!! I would give my entire years salary for just a couple bags. I am not kidding at all! I used to BEG my mom to buy them and she did, but not a whole lot because they were expenseive. I would eat the entire bag the minute she got home. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!
Mich - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Add me to the list of those reading "The Stand," and thinking, "Cheese Kisses? Surely he must be making that up." I worship at the altar of Mother Abagail and Google!
Cheri - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Everyone thinks I am nuts when I ask about cheese kisses.....i sure wish they still made them...they were the best when I was a kid
Shelia - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Yep, I remember these!! I loved them! It would be so great if they were brought back!
Jen - June 28, 2011 - Report this comment
This is great! I'm also reading the Stand and just got to the cheese kisses reference. I decided to Google it and here I am. I wish I could have tried them.
Larri - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I am so glad I found this! I am tired of questioning my memories! lol So now that we all know that we are not insane how do we get them back on the market so OUr kids can enjoy them too!!!!
Amy - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Totally loved them, as a kid! I remember the day my mom and I were in the grocery store and she couldn't find them . . . I was so upset!! Really wish there was a way to bring them back to the market!
Jeanne - September 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My older sister even had a red tote bag with Cheese Kisses on it! Don't remem eating them, but I remem the tote.
Alli - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, I looked it up because I'm reading The Stand as well (for the tenth time probably). Lol. I've been looking up lots of stuff while reading it this time around, just for fun. Stephen King doesn't tend to just make up products, it turns out. It's just that the book was written in 78, but staged in 1990, so it's kind of weird to see 70s references thrown onto a time when the New Kids on the Block were hot, lol.
Susan - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Just ate some hill shire farms mild cheddar cheese, block form, but it tastes just like the cheese kisses, brought me back!
Kristen - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes! I never forgot those little golden nuggets of yumminess, just the name. Think of the money Kraft could make off of us aging X'ers if they brought back cheese kisses!
Sue - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Borden dairy made those Cheese Kisses and I remember always being reprimanded for leaving those little cellophane wrappers all over the place. Great little snacks - highly processed cheese that probably wasn't very good for ya - but what the hell! Kids living in the 70s & 80s were guinea pigs to every food company and boy we didn't care!
Brandy - October 22, 2012 - Report this comment
The Stand is my favorite book of all time--can't tell you how many times I've actually read it! Since I'm reading it yet again with a smartphone in tow, I've taken the chance to Google all the thongs I've wondered about--cheese kisses being one :)
Rachael - February 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I actually have a Cheez Kisses tote that I bought at a thrift store and I thought it was a ridiculous I googled and it turns out they were
Charlie - January 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Rachael is right it's Cheez Kisses with a z. They have pictures of the tote bag online
Dawn - September 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I am so glad that I am not the only person on the planet who remembers these. They were great and I would always gobble them up whenever my mother brought them home. Along with the pudding in the can with the pull tab top.
Dani - October 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Thrilled to have found this. My grandmother had these for me in the 70s and 80s. I hated cheese but loved these!! I'm so glad other people remembered eating them, when I talk with people no one knew what I was talking about.
Crystal - January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Add me to the list of people who found this page after reading about them in The Stand!
Desi - June 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm reading The Stand too :). I thought they were cheeses shaped like Hershey's Kisses. LOL
MARLA - July 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I am so happy I found this site. I loved cheese kisses my mom would buy them all the time I ask people from time to time if they remember them only a small few do. I wish they would bring them back.
JIM - September 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Most everyone I've asked about these looks at me with a blank stare. SO happy to have found my fellow Cheese Kiss lovers out there. I grew up in Houston in the 70's; and these were pretty popular back then.
Cody - January 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Wow, this is a pretty impressive gathering. I'll probably never be back on this site to see any responses, but I too came here because of The Stand. Although it appears that Bordelo made them, not Kraft.
Jeff - July 25, 2018 - Report this comment
Add one more reader (third time) of The Stand who googled the Cheese Kisses this time around!
Chris - October 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Add one more to the list of people reading The Stand! Although I think it’s funny that in his version of 1990 these still exist when it looks like they’d been gone for almost a decade at that point!
Matt of Boulder - October 16, 2018 - Report this comment
yeah The Stand

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