[Note added 2012/07/26 4:42PM EDT: The Spider-Man designs appear on only one side of each Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-It. Crackers were arranged design-side up.]

 My friendly neighborhood Shop-Rite is carrying more and more varieties of Cheez-Its lately, but it didn’t take long to decide on The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its. The top reasons?  1. Serving size is a sum of consecutive squares. 2. Flavor is not Monterey Jack. 3. Spider-Man, Spider-Man!

 Figure 1. A serving of The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its arranged as a frustum. 29 = 16 + 9 + 4

The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-It is not the perfect food, but it’s closer to it than Cheez-It BIG Monterey Jack. Spideys taste almost like the original, but they’re a little too hard and crunchy. I can’t imagine eating an entire box in one sitting.

 Figure 2. The Pythagorean identity 3² + 4² = 5² was applied to the previous serving. 29 = 25 + 4

The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its are slightly less uniform in size and shape than regular Cheez-Its or Cheez-Its BIG. The crackers chosen for these figures are a more uniform sample than one would expect in a random serving.

 Figure 3. Another sum-of-squares serving of The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its. 29 = 25 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1

Another Steve on the internet has written more about The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its, so I’ll just wrap up with two more arrangements. You should definitely head over to the other Steve’s blog when you’re done here.

 Figure 4. One serving of The Amazing Spider-Man Cheez-Its. (Aztec arrangement) 29 = 9 + (1 + 9 + 1) + 9

 Figure 5. A variation of Figure 4 with more symmetry. 29 = 9 + (1 + 9 + 1) + 9