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Old 07-09-2019, 08:52 AM
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Is there a scientific word for 'Cheeto chaff?'


You know, the residue that cakes on the fingers after eating a bag or three of you favorite cheese-flavored corn puff snacks? You also get it in smaller amounts going thru a back of barbecue potato chips and various other fired bagged junk food.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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According to Rich Hall - Cheedle.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:03 PM
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You could certainly call it "residue", but that's a lot more general than just snack food powder. Probably the best you can do with standard, recognized terms is "Cheeto residue".
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:19 PM
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I always thought of it as cheeto dust.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:10 PM
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I don't know what to call it, but you can avoid it by eating the Cheetos with chop sticks.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:22 PM
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It’s cheddar cheese powder. You can purchase it on its own, I’ve read that it’s awesome to put on mac and cheese.

https://www.amazon.com/Cheddar-Chees...dp/B008GG9ZS8/

On the ingredients list of a bag of Cheetos, they call it: Cheese Seasoning (Whey, Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes] Canola Oil, Maltodextrin [Made from Corn], Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Artificial Color [Yellow 6])

The New Yorker wrote an article about cheese powder, read it if you’re interested:
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annal...-cheese-powder

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I don't know what to call it, but you can avoid it by eating the Cheetos with chop sticks.
This is genius.
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According to Rich Hall - Cheedle.
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Whatever it's called, you don't want to eat Cheetos while watching porn flicks.
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