What People Are Saying About This TikToker's Flamin' Hot Cheetos Salad

If you like eating crisps, it's highly likely that you have already tried a packet of the Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Per the brand, this snack is a treat if you enjoy a blend of spicy and cheesy flavors in every bite. But here's something that many fans don't know: Flamin' Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor named Richard Montañez. His source of inspiration was a Mexican street dish, elote. His experimentation worked wonders for the company and his career: Montañez was eventually promoted to an executive vice president at Frito-Lay.

Redditor loves the snack and is grateful for having discovered it in their childhood years. They wrote, "Flamin hot cheetos are the only cheetos I'll eat. Thanks a lot 4th grade self for getting so into those." 

Don't underestimate this snack: Creative home chefs have found ways to make it even more interesting. For one Reddit user, ham, cheese, a bit of ranch, and the crisps are all they need for a yummy snack. Someone also suggested eating them with meat and nacho cheese. Ooh! Meanwhile, a TikTok user has shared a Flamin' Hot Cheetos salad recipe and the internet can't keep calm. Seriously.

It's getting a lot of reactions

A TikTok user came up with a simple recipe that's easy to replicate at home. (And yes, the star of this dish happened to be Flamin' Hot Cheetos.) What's in the salad, you ask? Well, there's cilantro, cucumber, Tapatío hot sauce, and lemon juice. That's pretty much it!

Other TikTok users are already trying this dish at home. A commenter wrote that they used actual lemons instead of lemon juice and believe that the recipe is "fire." Another viewer noted that they have an acid reflux issue, but this recipe did not hurt them in the least. Whoa. Another fan suggested adding avocados to the recipe if you want to take it to the next level. 

Not everyone was blown away by what they saw, though. A critical comment read, "ma'am, that's not a salad, it's just a snack." Eeks. Most viewers were excited to try it, though, and those who did were happy with the results. To each their own, huh?