The Choice of the Cheese


Photo provided by Justine Avalos

Justine Avalos’ 23 shares her love for Goldfish.

Adriana Arroyo, Staff Writer

Picking which snack to buy at the grocery store is one of the hardest decisions to make. Most people know which brands of cereal, bread, and milk they like, but what about their favorite everyday snacks?  You may think you know what the best snack out there for you is, but the plethora of options down aisle six can make it almost impossible to pick.

When it comes to cheesy goodness, Goldfish and Cheez-Its are usually the way to go, but which snack is better? Lucky for you, Emma Silva’ 23 and Justine Avalos’ 23 will delve into this earth-shattering topic and debate on whether Goldfish or Cheez-its is the right snack for you.

Question 1: Why is it that you prefer Goldfish or Cheez-its?

Emma: Cheez-Its are clearly the superior snack. With countless flavors from Classic Cheddar to Asiago, Cheez-Its offer an abundance of goodness. The great thing about Cheez-Its is the crackers don’t leave a bad after taste in your mouth. You get great flavor with a great after taste. Who could possibly resist that?

Justine: Goldfish crackers are definitely the way to go. From personal experience, Cheez-Its really leave you hanging because they lack flavor. Goldfish are these small, delicious, toasted snacks with the perfect amount of salt. You can’t tell me a cheesy snack that also has a pretzel version of itself doesn’t sound amazing. Goldfish are just too good to be true.

Emma Silva’ 23 on a successful Target run. Photo by Emma Silva

Question 2: How does eating Goldfish or Cheez-its improve your quality of life?

Emma: It’s simple. If I ever have a rough day at school or at practice, I can always look forward to eating some Cheez-Its when I get home. They’re such a good, classic snack for me. Cheez-Its remind me of my middle school days and pretty much always make everything better.

Justine: Nothing gets me more excited than a bag of Rainbow Goldfish. It’s so fun seeing all of the colors just brighten up my day. I love going to the store and getting a big, new bag of them. A snack that has all of my favorite colors and tastes delicious just can’t be beat.

Question 3: Why should people buy either Goldfish or Cheez-its?

Emma: Eating Cheez-Its makes you feel like you can do anything. They stand alone and are like no other snack, no matter who tells you otherwise. Would you put Goldfish in a sandwich? No. Would you put Cheez-Its in a sandwich? Yes. Cheez-Its know how to stand out without being obnoxious. Cheez-Its don’t leave an after taste. Cheez-Its can be enjoyed anywhere, like the open seas. Cheez-Its get you through a tough day. Cheez-Its bring hope. Cheez-Its make you take a personal inventory of yourself, revealing your true desires.

Justine: Goldfish crackers spark inspiration. Whenever I do my homework, you know what I always have by my side? A bag of Goldfish. Goldfish crackers help me think clearly. Goldfish crackers are delicious. Goldfish crackers are just plain good. Nothing is more classic than a good bag of Goldfish. Why do I think you should buy them? Because I think they will change your life. It’s plain and simple: Goldfish crackers are the snack to buy.

Question 4: Who do you know that eats either Cheez-its or Goldfish that people can look up to?

Emma: My grandma loves eating Cheez-Its, and right now she’s living her best life. If you want to live your best life too, go out and get a box of Cheez-its.

Justine: My dad loves to eat Goldfish. He’s such a great dad and an all-around great person. I’m sure eating Goldfish crackers has a lot to do with that. Just go buy a bag of Goldfish crackers and your life will definitely change for the better.

Well, there you have it, folks. Personally, I like Cheez-Its better, but Justine’s Goldfish arguments were very compelling. I might have to go and buy a bag of Goldfish and see for myself which cheesy snack is better. If you want to talk more about this crucial topic, make sure to consult Emma and Justine.