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A Child Reportedly Found a Bullet in a Bag of Hot Cheetos

Frito-Lay is investigating.

Two weeks after a man allegedly uncovered "shrimp tails" in a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, another shocking discovery is in the headlines. This time, a 6-year-old boy reportedly found a bullet in a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos Puffs.

The boy's father, Bow Horn Weasel of Montana, told TMZ that he bought the bag of chips for his son at a local convenience store. The boy allegedly discovered the bullet, which appeared to be covered in Cheetos dust, at the bottom of the bag. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)

Weasel said he reached out to Frito-Lay following the incident, and he wasn't seeking monetary damages. He added that a kit was being sent to him for testing.

"Frito-Lay is committed to ensuring the quality and safety of our products," a company spokesperson told Eat This, Not That! when reached for comment. "This situation is highly unusual and troubling, and we have already taken steps to investigate and attempt to identify the root cause. We appreciate Mr. Weasel bringing this to our attention and will continue to work with him to resolve this matter."

When we recently heard about the alleged "Cinnamon Shrimp Crunch" incident, we did some digging. According to a 2018 news segment, the cinnamon cereal starts out as dough, which gets cut into tiny squares and toasted. It's then evenly coated in "nutrients, cinnamon, and sugar."

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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