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(Variety)   The hot controversy behind who invented Frito-Lay's spicy Flamin' Hot Cheeto   (variety.com) divider line
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2021-05-17 4:41:50 PM  
Pretty sure regional brands had  hot Cheeto like snacks before Frito-Lay. Vitner's here in Chicago did.
 
2021-05-17 5:03:20 PM  
 
2021-05-17 5:16:05 PM  

cousin-merle: drjekel_mrhyde: Pretty sure regional brands had  hot Cheeto like snacks before Frito-Lay. Vitner's here in Chicago did.

That's covered in the much longer article that was greened before.

https://www.fark.com/comments/11424348​/Remember-that-inspiring-story-of-jani​tor-who-invented-Flaming-Hot-Cheetos-T​he-one-who-has-been-making-$10k-$50k-a​n-appearance-on-speaking-circuit-autho​red-two-memoirs-who-is-subject-of-an-u​pcoming-movie


Thanks
 
2021-05-17 6:18:15 PM  
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2021-05-17 7:25:18 PM  

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Hell to the yeah on those!
 
2021-05-17 8:44:29 PM  
Cheddar Jalapeno Chee-tos > Flamin' hot Chee-tos

Facts.
 
2021-05-17 8:58:00 PM  
Pour nacho cheese all over them
 
2021-05-17 9:38:07 PM  
Repete
 
2021-05-17 11:14:20 PM  
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2021-05-17 11:46:46 PM  

cousin-merle: drjekel_mrhyde: Pretty sure regional brands had  hot Cheeto like snacks before Frito-Lay. Vitner's here in Chicago did.

That's covered in the much longer article that was greened before.

https://www.fark.com/comments/11424348​/Remember-that-inspiring-story-of-jani​tor-who-invented-Flaming-Hot-Cheetos-T​he-one-who-has-been-making-$10k-$50k-a​n-appearance-on-speaking-circuit-autho​red-two-memoirs-who-is-subject-of-an-u​pcoming-movie


I... this makes mah haid hurt. all's they keep saying FTFA and from the above, is he was "never part of the test marketing" and that Greenfield is the one who "pushed the brand" - well, ok, great, can't they both/all share the credit (assuming the actual-snack was his own idea)
 
2021-05-18 4:21:48 AM  
An article I read says that in his book he says he pitched the idea to a specific executive. But that executive joined the company months after they were already testing Flamin'  Hot Cheetos in a few markets. So regardless of who you think came up with the idea in general, or created the name, or both, it's not possible to deserve any credit at all for a product that was already being packaged and sold before you say you first pitched it.
 
2021-05-18 4:37:24 AM  
I prefer habanero Takis. Better flavor and a nice crunch.
 
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