Man Says He Found Shrimp in Cereal From Minnesota’s General Mills
A man in California is convinced he found shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but in a dispute playing out on Twitter, Minnesota's General Mills says it's not possible.
The things you'll find on social media these days is amazing-- almost as amazing as what you can find in a box of cereal, including things that aren't supposed to be there.
Such it is for Jensen Karp. Bring Me The News says he's a comedian out in Los Angeles (who happens to be married to "Boy Meets World" star Danielle Fishel, who Bring Me The News says played Topanga in the 90's TV series). He alleges he found shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, (which you can buy on Amazon HERE) which is made by General Mills. They're, of course, one of Minnesota's own Fortune 500 companies, headquartered in Golden Valley, about an hour and half northwest of Rochester.
Bring Me The News says Karp originally posted the picture of the shrimp tails on Monday afternoon. But his continuing contact with General Mills-- and the Internet's reaction to it-- went viral most of the day Tuesday.
General Mills originally apologized to Karp and offered to send him a replacement box, noting that what he thought were shrimp tails were actually "an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that sometimes can occur," the story said.
Well, as you might guess, THAT didn't go over very well. And Karp kept posting his responses on his Twitter page as the Internet continued to note the disagreement, and continued to post some pretty funny reactions. (I especially got a kick out of the Tweet that said it must have been a case of corporate sabotage at the hands of cereal rival, Captain Crunch.)
For its part, General Mills says even if those are shrimp tails, they didn't come from their facilities and that the box of cereal could have been tampered with. Bring Me The News reached out for comment and General Mills responded saying,
"While we are still investigating this matter, we can say with confidence that this did not occur at our facility," Mike Siemienas, a spokesperson for General Mills, said in the Bring Me The News story. "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."
And while the Twitter feud is apparently still going on, there's been no resolution in the dispute just yet. Now, General Mills IS a Minnesota company but their cereals, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, can be found all over the world. However, keep scrolling to check out some uniquely Minnesotan foods that you'll only find here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes!