3 Things You Should Know About Cheetos

Mac 'N' Cheetos
  • Mac N’ Cheetos.

    Flamin’ Hot Mac ‘N’ Cheetos

Burger King, the fast-food giant, introduced their new Mac n’ Cheetos™, deep fried Cheeto covered mac and cheese, all the way back on June 27th, 2016. It was a mistake. They’re now sold in stores in 14.4 oz boxes if that suits your fancy.

  • Hot Cheetos were created by a Mexican Janitor.

Richard Montanez, the creator of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, started working as a Janitor back in 1976 for Frito Lay. He was inspired when a machine broke down and they were left with bare un-cheesed Cheetos. He decided to take some home and that’s when he created the recipe for what we all know now as Flamin Hot Cheetos. He based his recipe off a popular Mexican street food, elote, which is corn on the cob with mayonnaise, cheese, butter, and chili powder. “I see the corn man adding butter, cheese, and chili to the corn and thought, what if I add chili to a Cheeto?” Now Richard is known as the Godfather of Multicultural Marketing. The billion-dollar idea launched him from a janitor all the way up to an elite corporate executive. There may even be a movie in the works called “Flamin’ Hot” produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures and DeVon Franklin based on the true story of Richard Montanez.

  • Japan is the place to go fo Cheetos.

Everything from the ordinary like jalapeno or flaming hot to Pepsi flavored. That’s right, there’s Pepsi flavored Cheetos, but only in Japan, unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how much you like Cheetos and Pepsi. Japan is no stranger to strange and downright crazy snack flavors. Japan has chicken, barbecue, corn potage soup, salty shrimp, Hello Kitty, avocado salad, and even chocolate covered Cheetos to name a few!

Japan only corn pottage soup Cheetos.
Japan only Chocolate-Covered Cheetos
BBQ flavored Cheetos
Avocado Salad Cheetos