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PepsiCo Defends Richard Montanez & Clarifies Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Controversy, Eva Longoria Shares The News

PepsiCo just released a statement to clarify the controversy brewing about who created Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

This past weekend, Frito-Lay claimed that Richard Montanez has no claim as being the sole inventor of the product. The statement shared by the company said that none of their “records show that Richard was involved in any capacity in the Flamin’ Hot test market.”

One of the reasons why the story is getting so much attention right now is because it was announced that Eva Longoria will be directing a movie about Richard and how he created the beloved product.

Richard then spoke out in response to the claims made by Frito-Lay and he explained how the company worked back then.

Now, PepsiCo, the company that owns Frito-Lay, has clarified the controversy and they are recognizing the contributions that Richard made to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Eva took to her Twitter account to share the news after the statement was released.

Click inside to check out the full statement released by PepsiCo… More Here! »

Richard Montanez Responds to Frito-Lay Calling His Involvement in Inventing Flamin' Hot Cheetos an 'Urban Legend'

Richard Montanez is speaking out.

In case you missed it, Frito-Lay recently released a statement where they refuted claims that Richard had invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, calling it an “urban legend.”

Richard had previously worked as a janitor at the Frito-Lay plant in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and eventually pitched his idea for a new flavor of the snack to some of the higher-ups at the company.

However, Frito-Lay revealed that they had no records of Richard‘s involvement in the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos test market and that he has no claim being the sole inventor of the product.

Richard spoke with Variety on Monday (May 17) about the company’s statement.

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Frito-Lay Claims Richard Montanez Is Not The Inventor of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Ahead of Eva Longoria's Film Kicking Off Production

Frito-Lay has refuted the claims that Richard Montanez invented the infamous Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and are calling it an “urban legend”.

The company released a statement following the attention that the upcoming movie, which will be directed by Eva Longoria, is getting.

Click inside to see what Frito-Lay is saying about the origin story of their product…More Here! »