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Morrie Yohai, 90, helped create Cheez Doodle

Morrie Yohai, shown in 2005 with Cheez Doodles,

Morrie Yohai, shown in 2005 with Cheez Doodles, which he co-invented in the 1950s, died of cancer on July 27, 2010. Yohai, who lived in Kings Point, was 90.
Newsday's obituary for Morrie Yohai
Photo Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

Morrie Yohai was present at the creation of Cheez Doodles.

In a 2005 interview with Newsday, Yohai said the cheese-powder-covered baked corn puff was developed in the 1950s at the Old London Melba Toast factory in the Bronx, which also made the Cheese Waffie, popcorn, caramel popcorn and other snacks.

"We were looking for another snack item," he said. "We were fooling around and found...

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