Did you know? - Richard Montanez worked as a janitor at the Frito-Lay plant in Rancho Cucamonga. He spoke very little English and had no qualifications. When a flavouring machine broke down in 1976 he decided to add chilli powder to an unflavoured packet. The company loved them so much they decided to release Flamin' Hot Cheetos!
Cheetos are the best selling cheese puff product in all of the United States. These crunchy little snacks are sold all around the world and are known for their distinctive orange colour and their famous mascot Chester Cheetah! The Cheetos brand was created in 1948 and has continued to grow ever since. There are more than 20 different types of Cheetos in the United States alone! This popular snack is one of America's most famous food brands.