The kindest thing I can say about these is that they're not as bad as the Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs. But are they as good as Cheetos, the product they're obviously meant to resemble and compete with? Not even close.
Will I buy it again?
My first question was "Where are the REGULAR cheese crunchies, the ones with all the delicious yummy flavorful FAT?!?"
Bob tells me there are no regular cheese crunchies, that TJ's is just saying that because they can't compare their product to Cheetos. This is a disappointment.
On the plus side: these are salty and cheesy and crunchy. They don't have that weird back-of-the-tongue semi-metalic tang of Cheetos, that almost kinda sorta tastes like vomit, but in a good way, if you know what I mean. They probably don't have the metric shit-ton of MSG that I'm sure Cheetos contain. They don't provoke the quasi-religious MUST HAVE MORE state of a fully engineered snack food. And hey, less fat (which may or may not mean fewer calories, I haven't checked).
But, y'know, I'll eat 'em. And be grateful that they're not so awesome that I can't put them away after eating a reasonably sized serving.