Cinnamon Toast Crunch 2021 Man Finds 39;Shrimp Tails39; In His
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnamon Toast Crunch In Man His Tails' 'Shrimp Finds
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 -0700
Jensen Karp went to social media to get some answers after he said that he found shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Writer and podcast host Jensen Karp is trying to get some answers after an unexpected surprise he had while trying to eat a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
.@US_FDA u up?
He tweeted a photo of his bowl of cereal and wrote, “Ummmm @CTCSquares – why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? (This is not a bit).”
Ummmm @CTCSquares – why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? (This is not a bit) pic.twitter.com/tTjiAdrnVp
The cereal brand responded and wrote, “We’re sorry to see what you found! We would like to report this to our quality team and replace the box.
Can you please send us a DM to collect more details? Thanks!”
We’re sorry to see what you found! We would like to report this to our quality team and replace the box.
Can you please send us a DM to collect more details? Thanks!
CTC later sent another tweet denying that the shrimp tails were in the cereal.
They wrote, “After further investigation with our team that closely examined the image, it appears to be an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that sometimes can occur when ingredients aren’t thoroughly blended.
We assure you that there’s no possibility of cross contamination with shrimp.”
Jensen responded, saying, “Ok, we’ll after further investigation with my eyes, these are cinnamon coated SHRIMP TAILS, you weirdos.
I wasn’t all that mad until you now tried to gaslight me?”
Ok, we’ll after further investigation with my eyes, these are cinnamon coated SHRIMP TAILS, you weirdos.
I wasn’t all that mad until you now tried to gaslight me? https://t.co/7DmADmoqUt pic.twitter.com/rSLE60pvoy
Jensen also shared a DM where they offered him vouchers for more cereal.
They wrote, “Thank you Jensen.
We would like to also send you some General Mills vouchers for this unpleasant experience.
If that’s okay with you we’ll send them right away.”
I think we’ve all dated someone like Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Many people accused Jensen of faking the story, and he shared another photo showing other pieces of cereal from the same box with black droppings in them.
Something regarding the stupid “Did he fake this?” take: there are black items COOKED ONTO the squares and tons of it at the bottom of the bag, in addition to shrimp tails and other SUGAR COATED junk.
Also, it’s only “viral” because of their insane response.
I would’ve dropped it pic.twitter.com/WOt9j2V0sg
As expected, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is trending on Twitter, and there are a lot opinions circling.
The shrimp when they found themselves amongst the squares in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch bag:pic.twitter.com/PEdWtPyY2Y
waking up at 6am from a stress dream, logging on twitter only to see that cinnamon toast crunch is trending because some guy found shrimp tails in his box and is being publicly gas lit by the cinnamon toast official twitter pic.twitter.com/Y9oA4gEoDK
Cinnamon Toast Crunch saying that the shrimp tails are clumps of cinnamon.
When you eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch but you’re allergic to shrimp.
Turn up the volume 😂 pic.twitter.com/l5UMxuldbe
Krispy Kreme is giving out free donuts to anybody who’s gotten vaccinated.
Not to be outdone, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is giving out free shrimp tails.
congrats to the guy who found shrimp in his cinnamon toast crunch and will probably never have to work again
i don’t have the energy to deal with Cinnamon Toast Crunch gaslighting the man who found dried shrimp tails in his cereal
There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp…
The left shrimp from @JensenKarp’s bag of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 15:00:00 -0700
None more so than Jensen Karp
On Monday morning, he ate a bowl of his favorite cinnamon sugar-striped cereal
As he began filling a second bowl, “something
Crave those crazy … shrimp tails?
Cereal is a staple of the American breakfast table, consumed by millions of people every day and tied, for many, with memories of childhood.
So when a story began circulating this week about a disturbing discovery in a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, consumers were horrified.
None more so than Jensen Karp.
On Monday morning, he ate a bowl of his favorite cinnamon sugar-striped cereal.
As he began filling a second bowl, “something plopped out of the box,” he said in an interview.
“I picked it up, and I was like, ‘This is clearly a shrimp tail.’”
He looked in the bag and saw what appeared to be another tail.
Both were encrusted with sugar.
“I get really grossed out, and I’m medicated for O.C.D., so this is a total nightmare for me,” he said.
Karp, a 41-year-old comedian and writer in Los Angeles, took a picture of the contents and sent it to his wife, Danielle Fishel Karp, who played Topanga Lawrence-Matthews on “Boy Meets World.”
Then he sent a form submission email to General Mills, which began selling Cinnamon Toast Crunch in 1984, documenting what he’d found.
Soon after, he posted a picture of the items on Twitter.
Eventually, Cinnamon Toast Crunch reached out to Mr.
Karp through its brand Twitter account.
“Privately, they were still being very nice,” he said, offering to send a replacement box, which he politely declined.
Then the brand issued a public statement on Twitter.
“After further investigation with our team that closely examined the image, it appears to be an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that sometimes can occur when ingredients aren’t thoroughly blended,” the statement from Cinnamon Toast Crunch read.
“We assure you that there’s no possibility of cross contamination with shrimp.”
That didn’t sit well with Mr.
Karp, and he responded with frustration.
When his tweet started getting attention, a friend called and suggested that he re-examine the bag of cereal.
“I had never even thought about going back into the bag,” he said.
“Never even crossed my mind.”
After looking again, he now wishes he hadn’t.
In addition to a few objects that Mr.
Karp described as “shrimp skins-looking things,” “a small string” and something that looked like a pistachio — all encrusted in sugar — he noticed a “small black piece” on some of the squares and at bottom of the bag.
These, he feared, could be rat feces.
“That’s what I’m trying to get tested right now, because that’s the only thing that really matters to me as far as if I can get sick,” he said.
On Monday night, he called the California Poison Control System, which suggested that he take a sample to a lab.
So he drove to Quest Diagnostics, which was not able to test the sample but suggested a different lab.
He reached out and is waiting to hear back.
So far, he said, he has “zero” symptoms.
“I am most likely not sick,” he wrote in a text message.
“But I am not against checking what I ate.”
He had bought a “two pack” of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a large box containing two bags.
On the other bag of cereal, he noticed what appeared to be clear tape along the bottom, leading him to believe the boxes might have been tampered with.
“While we are still investigating this matter, we can say with confidence that this did not occur at our facility,” Mike Siemienas, a representative for General Mills, wrote in an email.
“We are waiting for the consumer to send us the package to investigate further.
Any consumers who notice their cereal box or bag has been tampered with, such as the clear tape that was found in this case, should contact us.”
Karp said he is leery of sending the contents to General Mills.
“I’m definitely holding on to one of them,” he said.
(In a subsequent email, a General Mills representative advised Mr.
Karp to send the items to his “local law enforcement” if he would not send them to the company.)
A friend connected him with a third testing company, which he is hoping to have test one of the tails to confirm that it is, in fact, shrimp.
For now, he said, “I’m not considering legal action.
Obviously, if I ate rat poop, we’re gonna have to readdress that.”
Karp is frustrated with how General Mills handled the situation.
“All you have to do is say, ‘This is such a bummer, we’re going to look into it.
We’re going to recall the ones from your Costco.’ Like, it’s such an easy PR thing to do,” he said.
“But instead, they wanted to basically gaslight me.”
This is not General Mills’ first shrimp rodeo.
In 2011, the company sued a Michigan blueberry packer after a shipment — which was intended for future use in blueberry scones — was found to be contaminated with pieces of shrimp.
“Upon further inspection of the remaining cases of Lot #210082 Adkin blueberries, GMI discovered one shrimp and a shrimp tail on the outside of the cases,” the suit read.
“The tainted blueberries were unsuitable for use in any GMI product, much less the intended product.”
Karp is aware that Twitter has often been used by comedians to stage viral hoaxes.
But he swears his shrimp saga is no tall tale.
“I’m a comedy writer, but like, there’s no joke here,” he said.
“To take down my favorite cereal brand? I don’t even know why that’s a funny joke.
I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
It’s the only cereal I eat.
I own the Kyrie Irving Cinnamon Toast Crunch Nikes.”
Furthermore, staging the scenario would require craft skills he does not possess, he said.
“There’s clearly things that wouldn’t be a prank,” he said.
“I couldn’t do those things.”
For now, Mr.
Karp said, his main concern is consumer safety.
“I just want you to fix it, you know, for other people,” he said, citing the possibility that shrimp could contaminate the cereal of people with shellfish allergies, or who keep kosher.
“I’m not even like trying to say like, ‘Be better,’ or whatever.
I’m literally just saying, ‘Go investigate it.’”
– March 24, 2021
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