Cinnamon Toast Crunch Is Facing Backlash After Person Claimed To Find Shrimp In Their Cereal

When we dig into a box of cereal, we might hope to find a toy alongside our morning breakfast. But if you had to guess what lurks in your next box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a shellfish most likely wouldn't come to mind. One unlucky cereal fan ran into this extremely unfortunate situation and took to social media to spread the news. Twitter user and Cinnamon Toast Crunch fan @JensenKarp posted a picture of what appeared to be shrimp tails mixed in with a newly opened bag of the cereal, with the caption: "Ummmm @CTCSquares — why are there shrimp tails in my cereal? (This is not a bit)."

Upon closer examination, Cinnamon Toast Crunch responded via Twitter, stating "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."

The situation has continued to escalate on social media, with many other users pointing out that the foreign contaminant are actually shrimp tails.

Not a great way to start the morning

The conflict has attracted more attention over the past couple hours. According to Syracuse, Jensen Karp, the individual who discovered the shrimp in their cereal, shot back at Cinnamon Toast Crunch's defense, stating "Ok... 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?" Karp has since contacted the Costco where he purchased the box of cereal from and awaits another response from a company representative regarding the situation.

We can only wait and see what happens next in this saga playing out on Twitter. With any luck, Cinnamon Toast Crunch can shed more light on the situation and we can safely and confidently reach back into our cereal boxes and expect food and toys instead of seafood contaminants. Keep an eye out as this story develops, especially if you count yourself as a fan of the cereal.