Luke Burbank scooped everyone by six years on Hot Cheetoson October 19, 2012 @ 10:24 am (Updated: 12:21 pm - 10/19/12 )
all over the news this week.
But it turns out, this is old news. KIRO Radio's own Luke Burbank covered this story way back in 2006, when he was working for NPR.
Luke's report included interviews with a principal in Pasadena, a food preference expert, and crazed Hot Cheeto loving students on a playground.
"They don't just buy the little single bags. They usually bring the family size bags," said the Pasadena principal. "I don't like Red Hot Cheetos at all."
According to Luke's report, all the way back in 2006, schools called the corn snack a "janitorial nightmare." The food preference expert even said kids could potentially get a scientifically explainable high from eating the savory snack.
Most telling of the power of the Hot Cheeto, however was Luke's audio capture of real-live students that had ingested the Hot Cheetos.
"When I eat Hot Cheetos, I get crazy," squeals one young student. "I just love Hot Cheetos. I love them so much."
Luke also uncovered another side of Hot Cheetos that may not have been included in the recent coverage, straight from the students' mouths, a negative they themselves had observed.
"You might have the runs," said the student. "Your booty might be burning."
Sounds like Luke had it covered.
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