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.
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).”
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!— Cinnamon Toast Crunch (@CTCSquares) March 22, 2021
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 Karp (@JensenKarp) March 22, 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/YH1ZtBUXF0— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) March 22, 2021
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— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) March 23, 2021
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— Breyon (@FreeBre_88) March 23, 2021
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— 𝑩𝑨𝑩𝑬𝒁𝑰𝑳𝑳𝑨 ⚔ (@D00MBUNNIE) March 23, 2021
Cinnamon Toast Crunch saying that the shrimp tails are clumps of cinnamon. pic.twitter.com/qugmEe1YoQ— Sir Pauer (@SirPauer) March 23, 2021
When you eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch but you’re allergic to shrimp.— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) March 23, 2021
Turn up the volume 😂 pic.twitter.com/l5UMxuldbe
Krispy Kreme is giving out free donuts to anybody who’s gotten vaccinated.— Alex Pawlowski (@AlexSourGraps) March 23, 2021
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— alexa (@mariokartdwi) March 23, 2021
i don’t have the energy to deal with Cinnamon Toast Crunch gaslighting the man who found dried shrimp tails in his cereal— grogu’s mom (@c0stapasta) March 22, 2021
There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp...— Jason (@jasondematx) March 22, 2021