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If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you may have noticed that people are making vague jokes about Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Shrimp and getting completely confused. Who could blame you Yes, a man on Twitter went viral this week for allegedly finding items that looked like shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Fortunately, we’re here for you and ready to describe in detail everything we know about this wild story that has taken the internet by storm.
Our story (tail?) starts Monday when writer and podcast host Jensen Karp (who is also married to actress Danielle Fishel who played Topanga on Boy Meets World) went on Twitter to share a photo of his Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and What To Share He Says He Found Inside: Shrimp Tails. In the tweet he sent to the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Twitter account, he asked, « Why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? » and assured his followers « (This is not a bit). »
In a follow-up tweet, he wrote to General Mills saying he was « really nervous, I’ll never eat (or sleep) again without replies ». Pretty soon afterwards, celebrities like Seth Rogen and some of Jensen’s other followers got excited and responded to the tweet. From there, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Twitter account responded to the tweet, apologizing, and asking him to send them more details so they could replace the box. He said he wasn’t so sure he wanted one. From there, Cinnamon Toast Crunch replied again saying, « [we] promise you our team will investigate and get to the bottom of this. »
After Jensen joked that he turned into a shrimp after eating a bowl of cereal (yes, he had already eaten a bowl, more on that later), Cinnamon Toast Crunch responded with a statement: « After further investigation, with Our team so closely. Looking at the picture it appears to be a build-up of cinnamon sugar that can sometimes occur if the ingredients are not mixed thoroughly. We assure you there is no possibility of cross-contamination with shrimp. « Jensen was with hers Answer not satisfied and published another photo of the alleged tails.
He also posted a screenshot of some DMs that he says are between him and the grain brand, and said that Cinnamon Toast Crunch wanted him to send what he found in the box for them to can be tested.
Jensen later told the New York Times that he was then inspired to go back into his pocket to see if there was anything left in what he thought was bits of string and granola with black Contained markings. He told the point of sale that he feared the latter might be rat droppings. He also posted photos of the articles on Twitter.
« This is what I’m trying to test right now because that’s the only thing that really matters to me when I can get sick, » he told them / p> « I am most likely not sick, » he added. « But I don’t mind checking what I ate. »
Back on Twitter, Jensen noticed that his wife, Danielle Fishel, had checked the box again, which was filled with two family-sized sacks of cereal, and said, that the other pouch was apparently taped and what contained you fear was dental floss.
It is worth noting at this point that General Mills Delish made the following statement: « While we are investigating this matter, we can say with confidence that this has not happened at our facility, » said Mike Siemienas, a General Mills spokesman. « We are waiting for the consumer to send us the package for further investigation. All consumers who notice that their cereal box or sachet has been tampered with, such as the clear adhesive tape found in this case, should contact us. »
After Jensen ended his day with a few jokes (yes, this was when Twitter turned into mere jokes about cereal and prawns!), Jensen reassured his followers that he was fine and showed that he still had the box but made sure he labeled it so no one in his family would eat it. He reassured followers who thought something was fishy (sorry!) That he was not faking the incident. In an interview, he said something similar to The Times, saying that Cinnamon Toast Crunch was his favorite cereal and he wouldn’t try to smear it with one prank.
« I’m a comedy writer, but there isn’t one here Joke. To turn off my favorite brand of cereal? I don’t even know why this is a funny joke. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It’s the only cereal I eat. I own the Kyrie Irving Cinnamon Toast Crunch Nikes, « he said them. (Danielle also confirmed that the family loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch in a post about the taste of muesli-based creamer). He has also said that his main goal is to investigate the matter for others, especially those with shellfish allergies or those who remain kosher.
At this point, Cinnamon Toast Crunch also made another statement on the matter, similar to that above, and Jensen’s DMs seemed to show that the company asked him about the pieces so they could test them.
From there, Jensen said that the pieces were actually tested and that « a research company for the DNA -Test of the shrimp tail will pay « . … A carcinologist (crustacean researcher) who works at NHMLA will morphologically identify the shrimp Using microscopy, he will work with a team of researchers to use DNA to attempt to identify the suspected shrimp by species. THAT HAPPENS, « he said.
He added that he would send some pieces to General Mills for testing but seemed tired of talking about it. Mass !! The same honestly!
And now, aside from a shoutout from a ton of celebs from Chance The Rapper to Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer, that’s pretty much all for now! 2021, still as weird as 2020, we can confirm!
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