School bans new ‘Roulette’ Doritos after a child goes into severe distress from a spicy crisp
Published 16/07/2015 | 15:15
A British school is the first to ban a new product from Doritos which contain crisps flavoured with a chilli 10 times hotter than the average jalapeno after they allegedly caused a child to stop breathing.
Pupils at Scarborough’s George Pindar School are no longer permitted to eat Doritos Roulette crisps on the premises after teachers declared them a health and safety risk.
The secondary school advised parents of the new rule claiming that the crisps can cause “severe distress”.
The packets of crisps contain normal Doritos but a handful are coated in a mixture containing a super spicy chilli powder 20 times hotter than an jalapeno.
According to The Telegraph, a school spokesperson said: "In relation to the cautionary note in our newsletter with regard to the Doritos Roulettes it was placed in there after an incident with a student where they had experienced some difficulty breathing after eating one.
"The student had a pre-existing respiratory condition which clearly made them sensitive to the hot element of the Doritos chip."
The new product by Dorito was released in April and is available in Irish shops.
A spokesperson from Doritos said: “We were sorry to hear about what happened.
"We do warn people to expect a seriously spicy experience with Doritos Roulette and we make this clear on the pack and in our adverts.
"The front of the pack states “Warning: Some of these chips are ultra spicy”, while we also say that Doritos Roulette are not recommended for young children”.