A Favorite El Paso Snack Is Actually Kinda Dangerous
They're practically one of the "4 food groups" around El Paso but, too many can do some damage!
The spices from the Cheetos can stick along your gastrointestinal tract — including your esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and small intestine. This can cause pain in the upper abdomen that rises to the chest, "likely due to the red peppers and spice contained in the snack." In patients who have had a history of heartburn or acid reflux, these spices can create an even stronger, more negative response.
For other patients — including children — eating a large amount of Flamin' Hot Cheetos can cause stools to turn red from the red dye.
So, I guess it's true ... "It ain't easy, being cheesy".