Sir: I was amused to read Deborah Ross's paen to the Cheestick (Features, 4 August). My children adore these disgusting things and get through prodigious quantities (at approximately 25p each, I cringe every time they open the fridge and look adoringly at the cheese section). I recently found a two inch piece caught in the washing up. Despite a thorough wash in very hot water, it retained its consistency and texture perfectly. Definitely a being from another planet.