The American dream is alive and well.
That is, if the American dream happens to be finding a strange-looking snack food and selling it for exorbitant amounts of money.
An eBay seller known as “bballjuan” - which we can only presume stands for “basketball Juan” - has an edible artifact he thinks is worth big bucks: A Flamin’ Hot Cheeto that looks sort of like a bald eagle sitting on a perch.
Emphasis on “sort of.”
Bballjuan is asking $5,000 for this eagleish-shaped snack, which he promises “has not been altered in any way.”
Take a gander at the Cheeto eagle from another angle (see what we did there?):
HuffPost Weird News reached out to bballjuan wanting answers to this pressing question: “Are you serious?”).
We have not heard back.
Juan does explain a little about this patriotic processed food in the eBay summary:
“Found this unique piece while I was enjoying a yummy bag of hot Cheetos :). Looks like an American eagle on a branch/tree. Pieces has not been altered in any way. I have kept the piece in a Baggie, and out inside a plastic container. Happy bidding :). Shoot me an offer, I am trying to make some money in order to go on my honeymoon :).”
But he may have missed out on scoring some real cheddar for his eagle-shaped Cheeto.
Earlier this summer, Frito-Lay created an online Cheetos museum dedicated to weird-looking Cheetos.
It was even offering up to $250,000 for the weirdest looking Cheeto.