Chee Wees was completely destroyed from hurricane Katrina and they decided to rebuild and come back. Come back is exactly what they did. When I received my box from Elmers Chee Wees I could not wait to dig in and try them all out. They come in 5 different flavors, barbecue, jalapeno, hot n spicy, green onion and original.

We have never personally been to New Orleans but would love to go one time. When the box came I couldnt wait to try them, and of course Devon. When it comes to Devon we are always looking for some good snacks. And getting the chance to give this honest review I was more than happy too, these are baked cheese curls and can i just say Devon loved them. He gets a snack before he goes to bed every night and those are what he picks. He even packs a bag for his lunch. They are a corn snack that's better and less fat than most snacks

So many different one to choose from :
Elmer’s Original Cheese CheeWees
Elmer’s Green Onion CheeWees
Elmer’s Bar-B-Que CheeWees
Elmer’s Hot-N-Spicy CheeWees
Elmers Jalapeno Chee Wees

Can we say cheese popcorn and some Carmel as well and the biggest surprise the peanuts that were also in the box. Loved the taste of the cheese popcorn and Ray loved the peanuts. Yummy …. All of them are so delicious that you really can not choose one, I can say the hot and spicy I never tried but the others I did. And we ate the peanuts like I said yummy.

In 1855 Christopher Miller settled in New Orleans and started the Miller Candy Company. After many successful years, Miller turned the company over to his son-in-law Augustus Elmer. Augustus changed the name to Elmer Miller Candy and moved to Magazine Street in New Orleans. Augustus’ five sons, who would eventually take control of the company, expanded the product line and changed the name to Elmer Candy Corporation.

The five brothers invented a new product — the cheese curl. The curls, which were originally manufactured and sold as corn curls, were eventually flavored with cheese and became a very big seller for the company. The brothers also came up with many new candy products such as Mint Bubblets, Heavenly Hash and Gold Brick Candy.

In 1936 the sales manager for Elmer’s, Morel M. Elmer, Sr., decided to hold a contest in New Orleans to give this successful product a name. The winning name CheeWees is still being used today. In 1946 his son, Morel M. Elmer, Jr., decided to capitalize on the product’s success. He started a new company which eventually he named, Elmer’s Fine Foods.  He began to package “Chee Wees” in cellophane bags rather than cans.

In 1963 the five sons of Augustus Elmer decided to sell the Elmer Candy Corporation. This sale included everything, even the trademark names of the products. CheeWees was one of these trademarked names, Elmer’s Fine Foods lost the ability to use this name. For the next 25 years, Elmer’s Fine Foods continued to sell their famous cheese curl product using such names as Chee-T’s and Chee-Z-Snax.

In 1984 Alan Elmer, Sr. (son of Morel, Jr.) entered the business and began increasing sales and modernizing the company. Alan dreamed of the day when he could once again use his grandfather’s trademarked CheeWees name. In the mid 1980s Alan added new equipment, updated product packaging and began to sell new products. Then in 1993 he purchased the naming rights from the Elmer Candy Corporation and began selling CheeWees.

In 2005, New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The storm’s 100 MPH winds and subsequent 10′ flood waters destroyed the entire Port Street facility where CheeWees are produced. It took approximately 16 months to rebuild the facility and replace all the machinery and equipment used in the plant. During this time Elmer’s Fine Foods was closed and unable to produce any of it’s delicious snack foods. In January of 2007, the business re-opened and the company website was launched. Now people everywhere are once again enjoying Elmer’s CheeWees—one of New Orleans traditional favorites.

Today, Alan, Stephen, and Paul Elmer are the fifth generation of the Elmer family to work in the food manufacturing business in New Orleans. They produce CheeWees using the same quality standards that their grandfather used over 70 years ago. CheeWees are sold throughout Louisiana and Mississippi and sales are expanding into additional southern states.

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  1. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d like to try the Elmer’s Hot-N-Spicy CheeWees.

  2. Marnie Ward says:

    The flavor I would like to taste first would be the Elmer’s Hot-N-Spicy CheeWees. I love all things Hot-N-Spicy.

  3. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would like to try Elmer’s Original Chee-Wee flavor

  4. I’d love to try the Hot N Spicy or Jalapeno. I love spicy foods!

  5. Dorothy Teel says:

    I think that I would love to try the Elmer Chee Wee in Bar be que flavor, sounds yummt

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