Ahh, what a loving morning… It’s time to pour a perfect bowl of sweet Cinnamon Toast Crunch with milk. Wait a minute…. What is that? Is it a wrongly-shaped piece or a weird clumpy sugar cluster? What more do you expect from a packet of sweet Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Well, it turns out that it’s a shrimp tail – a hollow shrimp tail covered in cinnamon. Eww.
Now, just like us, your first reaction would also be “ewww” or “gross!” Well, at least that’s what Los Angeles-based comedian, Jensen Karp claimed to find in the box of his Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Monday. He also claimed to find little black specks similar to rat poop and some green-colored pea-sized items.
Try as hard as you can, but it’s impossible to come up with a more gross food combo than shrimp and Cinnamon Toast. Not a single sane person would want to have that, that too in their breakfast.
Karp tweeted a photo of this weird surprise in his cereal, captioning it by “Why are there shrimp tails in my cereal?” This picture triggered a wave of reactions from the Twitteratis, who’re expressing their concerns and explanations in the way they know best: Memes.
Here’s how netizens are reacting to the world’s strangest food combo ever:
First of all see how it all started:
Ummmm @CTCSquares - why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? (This is not a bit) pic.twitter.com/tTjiAdrnVp— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) March 22, 2021
Soon, his followers started speculating whether he’s telling the truth. Many said that the things found in the cereal was just clustered sugar. In short, people were not really buying it. We mean, how on earth could there be a shrimp tail in a cinnamon Toast cereal? It doesn’t make any sense, right? Well, things started getting weirder from there!
We don’t know what’s more shocking: finding a shrimp tail in the cereal or learning that Cinnamon Toast Shrimp guy (Karp) is married to Danielle Fishel (the girl who played Topanga Lawrence in “Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World.”)
Anyways, Karp later found a series of strange material other than the bits, such as specks and other unidentified green-colored material. And the most shocking part was that he ate an entire bowl of it before discovering them… Yuck!
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
I was convinced to go back through the bag, since when I first noticed the shrimp tails, I freaked out and closed the box. Here’s all my findings, which also now includes a weird little string? pic.twitter.com/mRDUhqG3I8— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) March 22, 2021
You’re laughing? General Mills put shrimp inside Topanga’s husband’s box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and you’re laughing? pic.twitter.com/nLqyXqBD3D— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) March 24, 2021
I can’t get over this guy getting into bed, thinking about how crazy his life has become since he found shrimp in his CTC, laughing about the absurdity of it all, then rolling over and there is Topanga— Fletch (@fandtheny) March 24, 2021
The best part about iced coffee is there is no shrimp in it— JavaSok (@javasok) March 24, 2021
Pictured here:— David Jones (@tenaciousDJONES) March 24, 2021
The Shrimp Toast Crunch guy
His wife Topanga
It was a good day for the Twitter app pic.twitter.com/H58vQKf8Fa
JERRY: SHRIMP, in the CEREAL?— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 24, 2021
GEORGE: SHRIMP! IN THE CEREAL!
Shrimp pieces found in a cereal box https://t.co/XshDZQfwwX— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) March 24, 2021
DNA lab: Turns out, it was 100% that shrimp pic.twitter.com/VODrDHGX3u— Jenni Tabler, PhD (@jenni_tabler) March 24, 2021
You think this shrimp tails thing is bad? I opened a box of cereal and found some Grape Nuts in there.— Xennaissance Dad (@XennDad) March 24, 2021
so you see they're trying to gaslight him into thinking there wasn't a shrimp in his cereal, and get this, he's also married to topanga from boy meets world— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) March 24, 2021
prince phillip: please kind stranger...end this painful existence. please
Imagine saying “wow the shrimp cinnamon toast guy is married to Topanga” to any normal person— Chris Branch (@cbranch89) March 23, 2021
The Shrimp in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch pic.twitter.com/vZV3DCougm— 🦋 (@simply_lay_) March 24, 2021
I just got caught up on the whole cinnamon toast shrimp and wow pic.twitter.com/5MNZvCW4Uq— Todd Desgrosseilliers (@toddnosebest) March 24, 2021
Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs Cinnamon Toast Shrimp #CinnamonToastCrunch #CinnamonToastShrimp pic.twitter.com/Yqx0YbOdmd— Jonathan Gabriel (he/him) (@jongabriel) March 24, 2021
Apparently, Karp even got the shrimp tails tested to clear the confusion. Meanwhile General Mills, the cereal company who produces Cinnamon Toast Crunch (with Shrimp, of course), released a statement after rising consumers’ concerns, stating that issue didn’t seem to appear from their facility.
“While we are still investigating this matter, we can say with confidence that this did not occur at our facility,” said Mike Siemienas, a representative of General Mills.
“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.”
While we wait for the results – none of which are expected to be pleasant – at least we have memes. And nothing can beat shrimp in the cereal memes!
Me telling my therapist about cinnamon toast shrimp: pic.twitter.com/F8qO17q9Qi— Ruth (@bouledenerfs_) March 23, 2021
‘There is no shrimp in your cinnamon toast crunch’ https://t.co/5JxXQjPyam pic.twitter.com/fmnoLr998u— probably an (o)possum (@Ryallin) March 23, 2021
I think there’s something wrong with my Cinnamon Toast Crunch... pic.twitter.com/B5aBLSY6HN— Diagonal Fishmold (@DanFinegold) March 23, 2021
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
March 23, 2021
Ummmm @CTCSquares - why is there a DVD copy of 2015’s ‘Mortdecai’ in my cereal? (This is not a bit) pic.twitter.com/CkTFUPOjrS— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) March 23, 2021
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