17ft Cheeto Statue Erected in Canadian Town


Photo Courtesy of Food.com

Emily Paradis and Adam Noyes

Vermont has the world’s tallest filing cabinet, downtown Detroit has the world’s largest rubber ducky, and Minnesota has the world’s largest ball of yarn. Now you may be wondering, isn’t the world’s largest Cheeto in Iowa? Yes it is in Iowa, however, a monumental piece of Cheeto art was recently installed in a small part of Canada. 

Alberta, a small town located in Canada, received a new gift from the brand Cheetos. A 17ft statue of three fingers holding a gigantic Cheeto. The fingers of the statue are covered in orange cheeto dust, also known as “Cheetle.” Many are confused as to why the statue was built, and why was it placed in such a small town in Canada? 

Alberta is a Province in Canada. Inside of Alberta, there is an area known as “Cheadle,” the official home of “Cheetle” statue. Frito-Lay gifted them the statue to honor the term of “Cheetle,” and what better place to do that then Cheadle, Alberta. But what is the term “Cheetle” really? 

“The powdery residue that sticks to one’s fingers when eating a bag of Cheetos” according to  Dictionary.com.

The 83 Cheadle residents will only be able to see the statue until November 4, 2022. After that, the statue will go on a Canadian tour all around Country.. Some may say the small town community might not want such a statue, but according to the president of the Cheadle Community club, James Gosteli “Cheadle is proud to be home to the Cheetle Hand Statue. Where else could the Cheetos brand honour the iconic Cheetle, if not here?” 

Whether you’re a Cheeto enthusiast or just someone who’s up for a road trip, this monumental statue is one worth visiting. You got to move fast though, this Cheetle statue is on the move!