I had a friend argue, a number of years ago, about what constitutes American “chips”. They said that potato chips were obviously chips, as were tortilla chips, but that Chee-tos weren’t chips. Others argued that since Chee-tos are in the same grocery store aisle, sold side-by-side with the rest, that they’re technically chips.
I can see both sides. Instead of arguing, I’ll just eat the Chee-tos. And accompany them with a brewski, since I’m very much of legal drinking age.