Twitter customers are consuming up the story of how Jensen Karp unexpectedly discovered one thing fishy inside his bag of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
The Los Angeles-based podcaster, whose spouse is “Boy Meets World” actress Danielle Fishel, believes he discovered two sugar-coated shrimp tails in his bag of cereal and has been sharing his disturbing expertise with followers on Twitter.
On Monday, Karp posted an image of what he alleges are items of shrimp that he discovered contained in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch he purchased on the Woodland Hills Costco in California.
Karp tagged the model and wrote, “Ummmm @CTCSquares – why are there shrimp tails in my cereal?” To show he was severe, he added, “This isn’t a bit.”
In one other tweet, Karp wrote, “I am looping in @GeneralMills as a result of I am genuinely nervous I’ll by no means eat (or sleep) once more with out solutions.”
The Cinnamon Toast Crunch account responded to his tweets.
“We’re sorry to see what you discovered! We wish to report this to our high quality group,” it wrote, providing to switch his field with a brand new one.
Karp responded, “GUYS – I’m not positive I am prepared for an additional field!!!”
At this level within the shrimp tail story, Seth Rogen entered the chat. The comic wrote, “You win!”
Karp replied, “Seth – outline ‘win.'” Touché.
Later within the day, the model despatched out one other tweet concerning the incident.
“After additional investigation with our group that carefully examined the picture, it seems to be an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that typically can happen when components aren’t totally blended,” it wrote. “We guarantee you that there isn’t any risk of cross contamination with shrimp.”
Nevertheless, Karp didn’t appear happy. He posted two extra close-up photos of his fishy associates.
“After additional investigation with my eyes, these are cinnamon coated SHRIMP TAILS, you weirdos,” he wrote. “I wasn’t all that mad till you now tried to gaslight me?”
The submit has gained greater than 147,000 likes.
The “Talk Ain’t Cheap” podcast host mused to his followers.
“Think about a universe the place I am like, ‘Yuck. These are shrimp tails.’ Then I re-examine them a number of hours later and understand, ‘Nope. These are simply accumulations of sugar.'”
He posted alleged, unverified screenshots of his dialog with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which supplied to ship a pre-paid envelope to mail the findings so the cereal firm can “take a better look.”
“Okay. So they need me to ship them the shrimp tails for a ‘nearer look,'” Karp wrote. “These are clearly shrimp tails, so I can be protecting one as proof, as I now really feel like Sandra Bullock in The Internet.
“Ought to I take MY shrimp tail to a lab? I am all-in.”
The saga continued when he was satisfied to return by the bag to search for every other mysterious objects.
“After I first seen the shrimp tails, I freaked out and closed the field,” he wrote.
The subsequent picture of his so-called findings additionally included what seemed like a white string and items of cereal with “black marks” on them.
“I ate a bowl earlier than noticing all this,” he famous. “Is it shrimp adjoining?”
Followers ultimately speculated the black bits seemed like potential rat droppings, prompting Karp to say, “It makes me need wash my mouth out with acid.”
Rogan returned to present his take, noting, “I would lower my mouth off if I had been you.”
The “That is the Finish” actor additionally joked, “Yo that is shrimp CT CRUNCH!” and “CALL A F—— EXORCIST.”
It was time for a crustaceans knowledgeable to weigh in. Adam Wall, who’s the collections supervisor of crustacea on the Pure Historical past Museum of Los Angeles County in response to its website, responded on Twitter.
“These do look a bit like a shrimp’s telson & uropods–tail,” he mentioned. “I’d completely love to have a look at your ‘specimen’ beneath a microscope, we would even be capable of extract DNA to substantiate its species or if it is certainly cinnamon sugar.”
Karp’s enthusiastic response? “LET’S GET REAL NANCY DREW ABOUT THIS S—.”
He gave one more replace on the bag of cereal in a while, due to the bravery of his spouse, Danielle, who starred in “Boy Meets World” and “Woman Meets World.”
“My spouse has a stronger abdomen than me and checked the OTHER bag within the household pack,” Karp wrote.
The second bag seemed to be taped up and appeared, from his perspective, to incorporate “dental floss.”
On Tuesday, Karp loaded his field of Cinnamon Toast Crunch into his automotive. “We will a lab.” He later mentioned a analysis firm is paying to DNA take a look at the so-called shrimp.
“I’m now in contact with a testing lab re: the ‘black issues,’ which I can’t but be calling by every other identify for my very own sanity.”
The author tweeted that he needed to make clear he has “NO thought” how any objects bought into his cereal baggage, claiming it might have been contaminated at Costco, although he would not consider that sufficiently explains the alleged black bits and shrimp.
“My level is – their preliminary response to shellfish being within the bag was to inform me it was sugar. To not examine the problem or look into it. It is a lethal allergy to many (and non-Kosher) and that did not appear to matter past providing me a brand new field,” he mentioned.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch launched one other statement on Tuesday.
“Whereas we’re nonetheless investigating this matter, we are able to say with confidence that this didn’t happen at our facility,” the corporate tweeted. “We’re ready for the buyer to ship us the package deal to analyze additional.”
The model inspired “Any customers who discover their cereal field or bag has been tampered with, such because the clear tape that was discovered on this case” to contact them at 1-800-328-1144.
As the corporate and Karp transfer ahead with their investigations, the breakfast thriller has been blowing up on-line.
One consumer mentioned, “that is the story I am invested in at the moment.”
One other mentioned, “This cinnamon toast shrimp saga is giving me life proper now.”
It additionally impressed loads of jokes amongst followers eager to fish in troubled waters. When “Bones” actor John Francis Daley wrote, “That is wild,” one other individual responded, “Could possibly be farm-raised truly.”
One other fan made a “Forrest Gump” reference.
“There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp…”
Actress Allie Mac Kay joked, “Cereal? Extra like seareal. Amirite? (However critically, that is f—— gross).”