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Man Used Cheetos to Try to Burn Down Ex's House

They actually make decent kindling

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man who tried to use Cheetos to burn his ex-girlfriend's house down with her inside was sentenced to 36 months in jail this week, the Taunton Daily Gazette reports. The victim and her friend called police in March to report 31-year-old Shemroy Williams attempting to set fire... More »

Burger King's New Item Involves Cheetos Breading

It's mac and cheese plus Cheetos

(Newser) - Love mac n' cheese? Love Cheetos? Burger King hopes you'll love Mac n' Cheetos. The new 310-calorie snack is basically mozzarella sticks but stuffed with macaroni along with the cheese and cased in Cheetos-flavored breading, per Time . So far, reviews are mixed. One Twitter user says it's the... More »

Canada Beats America at Its Own Game, Combines Cheetos and Taco Bell

'I'm moving to Canada'

(Newser) - Something orange and insulting to Mexican culture is sending Americans scurrying for the Canadian border: Taco Bell's Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider. (What did you think we were talking about?) That's right, Taco Bell is now stuffing its popular crunchwraps with jalapeño-flavored Cheetos for what Mashable calls "the... More »

Mexican Cartel Torches PepsiCo Warehouses

Arsonists target Sabritas potato chip operations

(Newser) - In a first major attack on an American firm, members of a Mexican drug cartel have torched five warehouses owned by a PepsiCo subsidiary. Masked men were witnessed hurling firebombs that incinerated the Sabritas potato chip warehouses and dozens of delivery trucks parked outside in the states of Michoacan and... More »

Americans' Favorite Snack Brand: Ritz Crackers

Wheat Thins Second, Orville Redenbacher Third

(Newser) - Americans who can afford brand-name snacks have a clear-cut favorite, a new survey reveals: Ritz crackers. "Butter and salt is a pretty good combination for most Americans and most anybody," an exec with the survey firm tells the New York Post . Wheat Thins finished second and Orville Redenbacher... More »

6 Mascots That Must Go

Ronald McDonald and the Trix rabbit, for starters

(Newser) - A new survey shows lots of people want McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald as a mascot, and Nerve agrees: He's just a little creepy. Josh Kurp lists five other mascots that need to go:
  • Chester Cheetah, Cheetos: He's "more drug dealer/pimp than a snack-food-selling jungle cat."
  • Dig 'em
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5 Things Conan Could Do Next

Launch a Fox rival? Return to SNL ? Reality TV?

(Newser) - NBC's shabby treatment of Conan O'Brien has been a recurring theme of the Jay Leno-centric late-night shuffle, but "he-who-rocks-the-dopest-pompadour-on-TV" has more options than you might think. MTV ponders his options.
  • Defect to Fox: The network is apparently interested, and it would be a great way to tick off NBC.
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