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How Cheetos Are Made

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Leave it to Wired magazine to explain how Cheetos are made: "Gobs of cornmeal are fed into an extruder... When it passes its boiling point, the meal 'pops,' creating the Cheetos shape." Then, in either the best job or the worst job ever, "every four hours, a four-person panel convenes to inspect and taste the snacks, comparing them to perfect reference Cheetos sent from Frito-Lay headquarters."

· Making Cheetos: It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy [Wired]