The snack helped launch a successful rap career
With some help from an extracurricular hip-hop class, a crew of adorable Minneapolis preteens took the Internet by storm in 2012 with perhaps the most infectious snacking anthem ever written. It earned the kids an endorsement deal from Kmart in 2013 and although they've been dormant since, Da Rich Kidzz surely earned enough cheddar to keep their paws orange for life.
The world's largest Cheeto almost sold for a million dollars
In 2013 Navy Petty Officer Mike Evans ripped open a bag of Cheetos purchased for his son and found a massive Cheeto suffering from a severe case of what Frito-Lay diagnosed as “seasoning accumulation." Evans put the giant Cheeto on eBay and bidding skyrocketed to over a million dollars before eBay shut the auction down due to fraudulent bidders. Instead of cashing out, Evans donated the Cheeto to a small Iowa town that displayed it in a Plexiglas case and marketed it as a tourist attraction.
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He once filled a rolling paper with Cheetos, while sober. Follow him to more stories of snack food addiction at @Dannosphere.