Flamin Hot, The story of the Janitor who made this flavor happen
Flamin Hot Cheetos is one of the most popular snacks right now. It is spicy and burns your mouth but in a good way. The Savory cheesy goodness makes it addictive too. We see a lot of Mubangers eat this sinful snack in their videos. Chefs even use it as an ingredient for their recipes now. That is how it got popular right now. Popeyes and KFC even once made limited-edition sandwiches out of this snack. Actress Eva Longoria gets behind the camera to show us the story of the man behind this popular flavor.
Richard Montañez was a Humble Janitor that works for Frito Lays. A company known for Potato chips. Now he is a millionaire who works as a marketing executive. I won’t say this movie will be historically accurate because there are now claims debunking that a woman named Lynne Greenfeld is the real inventor. The Truth is up to debate but Flamin Hot is from the perspective of Richard Montañez. It is his side of the truth but the movie is an inspirational story.
Flamin Hot Official trailer
Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) is a Janitor at Frito Lays, A company known for their potato chips. This son of immigrant Mexican farm workers dropped out of school at 6th grade so he ends up working as a janitor. The Sales of Cheetos back in the 80s were suffering. Many people are at risk at losing their jobs.
His son was eating a corn steamed corn in a cob when he screamed of pain. The corn is hot and he asked his son if he is okay. His son said he is okay and he actually like the heat of the corn, its a good kind of hot. Then he saw Mexican Vendors adding Tajin to fruits and steamed corn. Tajin is a powder that is a blend of chilis, lime and salt. He decided to incorporate that cheese powder of Cheetos and invent the Flamin Hot flavor.
The Humble Janitor pitched his flavor idea to Frito Lays executive and the rest his history. You can watch Flamin hot in Hulu in the USA and Disney Plus outside the USA this June 9, 2023.
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