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LA Times Today: Who Really Created Flamin’ Hot Cheetos?
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LA Times Today: Who Really Created Flamin’ Hot Cheetos?

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos aren’t just a favorite American snack, they’re a neon-red-hot cultural phenomenon that has inspired rap videos, recipes, and streetwear designs.

But the story of how they were created, and by whom, has become the subject of much debate and controversy.

L.A. Times reporter Sam Dean investigated the origins of the iconic snack.