Ostbågar with the famous old slogan "the cheeeeezier snack" is arguably the most popular snack in Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia. This famous snack also goes by the name Ostkrokar or simply Cheez Doodles. Every day more than 25 000 kilos of Cheez Doodles are made and more than 10 million bags are sold every year. Cheez Doodles just grow more popular with time and it's definitely one of the most sought-after snacks for ex-pats living abroad and guess what? Today, on March 5 it's Ostbågens dag (The Day of the Cheez Doodle) because of course such a loved snack deserves its very own day. This crunchy, cheese-flavoured snack is made from cornmeal and seasoned with a blend of spices and cheese powder, giving the Cheez-Doodle its distinctively savoury and cheesy flavour.
The Swedish Cheez Doodles were first introduced in Sweden in the 1960s and quickly became a favourite snack among Swedes of all ages. The snack has since spread to other parts of Scandinavia and around the world.
One of the reasons why Swedish Cheez Doodles are so popular is their unique texture. The snacks are light and crispy, with a satisfying crunch that makes them perfect for snacking on the go. They are also free from artificial colours and preservatives, making them a healthier alternative to other snack foods.
Another reason why Swedish Cheez-Doodles are so beloved is their versatility. The snacks can be enjoyed on their own as a quick and easy snack for the Fredagsmys, or used as a flavourful ingredient in a variety of recipes. For example, they can be crushed up and used as a crunchy topping for salads or casseroles, or mixed with melted butter and used to coat chicken or fish before cooking. We have personally never tried this but we very happily will.
Overall, Swedish Cheez Doodles are a delicious and unique snack, loved by people around the world, especially in Scandinavia. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy snack or, if you’re feeling bold, as a flavourful ingredient to enhance your favourite recipes, these cheesy snacks are sure to please. Don't forget to enjoy an extra bag today to honour our favourite snack. Why not try some of the different flavours? Happy Cheez-Doodle day!