A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 10, 2016
“What do you call an empty jar of Cheez Whiz?"/"Cheese was.”

Cheez Whiz (often misspelled as Cheese Whiz or Cheese Wiz) is a processed cheese sauce and the subject of a popular food pun:

Q: What do you call an empty jar of Cheez Whiz?
A: Cheese was.


“What do you call an empty can of Cheese Wiz? Well, of course. I would be Cheese Was” was posted on the newsgroup talk.bizarre on March 28, 1993.


Wikipedia: Cheez Whiz
Cheez Whiz is a processed cheese sauce or spread sold by Kraft Foods. It was developed by a team led by food scientist Edwin Traisman (1915–2007). While many sources give its national debut as 1953, it was advertised by Kraft and retailers in several states in late 1952.

Orange in color, it usually comes in a glass jar and is used as a topping for cheesesteaks, corn chips, hot dogs and other foods.

Google Groups: talk.bizarre
Cheese
mb72...@longs.lance.colostate.edu
3/28/93
What do you call an empty can of Cheese Wiz?
Well, of course. I would be Cheese Was.
Ha! Ha! Ha!

Google Groups: k12.ed.math
Matrices in the Real World? 
Eric Fung
3/16/95
(...)
... Cheese wuz - an empty jar of Cheese Wiz.

Google Groups: alt.callahans
Calling All Punsters: HELP
Jennifer Aikman-Smith/Nick Smith
1/12/96
(...)
What do you call an empty jar of CHEEZ WHIZ ?

- Cheese Wuz/ Cheese Was

Google Groups: rec.arts.bodyart
Kate Pohjola
bass ale ad
2/5/98
(...)
and this lets me tell my favorite *cheezy* (ba da dum) joke :

What do you call an empty jar of Cheez Whiz?
..
spoiler...punchline below....
.
Cheez was.

Twitter
Elishia A. Finamore
‏@elishialicious
@nick_carter What Do You Call An Empty Jar Of Cheese Whiz???? Cheese Wuz.... rasberry Take that! lol.
1:11 PM - 23 Apr 2009

Twitter
Alycin Casanova
‏@MommyAlycin
“What do you call an empty can of cheese whiz? A cheese WAS.” Ha ha my hubby is so weird and that shouldn’t have been as funny as it was.
8:29 AM - 18 May 2009

Twitter
Dedra
‏@dedra77
What do you call an empty can of Cheese Whiz? ....wait for it......wait for it...... Cheese Was! Ha!
1:26 PM - 14 Jul 2009

Twitter
Ian Harding
‏@IANRHARDING
What do you call an empty jar of Cheese Whiz? ... Cheese Was.
10:22 AM - 26 Aug 2009

StarQuestClub.com
What do you call an empty can of Cheez Whiz?
dmyers151
Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:08 PM
Cheez Was.

Reddit—Punny
What do you call an empty bottle of Cheese Whiz? (self.Punny)
submitted March 31, 2013 by Ho_Phat
Cheese Was!

Reddit
What do you call an empty jar of Cheese Whiz?
submitted August 28, 2014 by highline7
Cheese was.

Lite Rock 105 (East Providence, RI)
Brian’s Corny Joke of the Day
Posted on September 11, 2014
(...)
What do you call an empty jar of cheese whiz? CHEESE WAS!

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What do you call an empty container of cheese wiz? (self.dadjokes)
submitted September 23, 2016 by Wilfredbrimly1
Cheese was

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
What do you call an empty container of cheese wiz?
Cheese was.
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 4:11 AM

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