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School bans 'dangerous' Doritos after claims child left struggling to breathe

The 14-year-old girl was eating the new Doritos Roulette which have a number of extremely spicy tortilla chips mixed into the bag.

A SCHOOL IN England has warned parents not to give their children Doritos new ‘Roulette’ tortilla chips after a 14-year-old girl claims to have become ill after eating one of the spicy crisps.

The new tortilla chips contain one particularly spicy chip in every handful with consumers encouraged to make a game out of it with friends. Beth Laybourn from Scarborough was playing this Russian roulette-style game with her younger brother and a friend when she got one of the “ultra spicy” chips.

The teenager, who is asthmatic, told The Sun newspaper she was fine at first but then she felt her throat start to burn.

I started retching and ran to the toilet and was sick. I had four mugs of milk and my throat still wouldn’t stop burning. I couldn’t breathe properly and I really thought I was going to die.

Her school issued a notice to parents after the incident warning them of “dangerous Doritos”. The note in the George Pinder School newsletter it said the chips could “cause severe distress, particularly those with sensitivities, allergies or breathing problems”, the Plymouth Herald reports.

Source: Doritos UK/YouTube

The company told The Sun it was sorry to hear about what had happened but stressed it does warn people to expected a “seriously spicy experience” and that they are not recommended for young children.

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