America’s Flamin’ Cheetos Crisis: Five Things You Need to Know

The Frito-Lay snack has been targeted for banning by some school districts, even in home-packed lunches. Also, it's not just your fingers that the stuff turns red.
Tue October 23, 2012 10:55 pm
Flickr | Daniel Oines

This just in: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are not good for you. And America is panicking.

As Monica Eng of the Chicago Tribune originally reported, schools around the country have been cracking down on the radioactively red snack, which Plano-based Frito-Lay has been selling since the early nineties.

Eng’s story also included the killer detail, via a St. Louis Children’s Hospital pediatrician, that the food coloring in Flamin’ Hots can turn your stool red if you eat too many

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