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The latest flavour of Doritos Roulette crisps have been banned at George Pindar school in Scarborough. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
The latest flavour of Doritos Roulette crisps have been banned at George Pindar school in Scarborough. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A Scarborough schoolgirl’s claim that she was nearly killed by a spicy Dorito has made national headlines.

The Scarborough News exclusively broke the news on Wednesday that George Pindar School had blacklisted “dangerous” bags of Dorito Roulette.

The action came after pupil Beth Laybourn was left breathless after eating the super spicy snacks.

Her story has since featured in almost every national paper - and even graced the front of The Sun.

The 14-year-old thought she was going to die after suffering a violent reaction to the hot crisps.

Each bag contains several flavours, most mild, although a handful of crisps are covered in an invisible chilli which is ten times hotter than a jalapeño.

George Pindar school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, which has banned the latest flavour of Doritos crisps in the school. See RPYCRISP A school has become the first to ban a new variety of Doritos billed as Britain's hottest CRISP - after they caused one pupil to stop BREATHING.. Teachers at George Pindar School said super spicy Doritos Roulette - 20 times hotter than a jalapeno - are a health and safety risk. The secondary school sent a letter to parents in Scarborough warning them the snack can cause severe distress and advised kids to steer clear.''16 July 2015

George Pindar school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, which has banned the latest flavour of Doritos crisps in the school. See RPYCRISP A school has become the first to ban a new variety of Doritos billed as Britain's hottest CRISP - after they caused one pupil to stop BREATHING.. Teachers at George Pindar School said super spicy Doritos Roulette - 20 times hotter than a jalapeno - are a health and safety risk. The secondary school sent a letter to parents in Scarborough warning them the snack can cause severe distress and advised kids to steer clear.''16 July 2015

She feared the spice was going to lead to a full-blown asthma attack.

The incident prompted the school to warn parents against the snack, while a Doritos spokesperson said: “We do warn people to expect a seriously spicy experience with Doritos Roulette and we make this clear on the pack and in adverts.”