Behold! A Portrait Made of Cheez-Its


This lucky Yahoo editor poses with a portrait made in her image. (Photo: alexvanburen/Instagram)

Put yourself in my shoes: It’s Monday morning, and you arrive at work to find a gigantic package sitting beside your desk. It looks like it might contain a 20-pound espresso maker, or a small child. It is neither. 

It takes a good five minutes to cut through all the cardboard and packing tape. You mumble something about the environment and keep hacking. But little can prepare you for what you find within: It is a portrait. Of you. Made with Cheez-Its.

Actually, it’s made with Cheez-It Crunch’d, which, as an enclosed fact sheet reveals, are the brand’s “first ever crunchy [puffs] made with 100 percent real cheese.” They come in two flavors, Cheddar Cheese and Hot & Spicy, both of which taste OK. A 12-year-old boy would love them, as would you at 3 a.m.

Your first feelings are ones of shock. Then disbelief. Then complete and total awe. Because regardless of how one feels about Cheez-Its or Cheez-It Crunch’d, this portrait is kind of awesome. And you’re not just saying that because it looks like your face.

The official certificate of “authen-cheez-ity.” Photo: thepumpernickel/Instagram

A closeup, because wow. Photo: Jared Harrell

More funny food art to feast your eyes on:

Super-realistic terracotta soldiers made of bread

Temporary food tattoos that are totally cute

Painterly chocolate bars are (almost) too pretty to eat

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