Gross Things Found in Cereal Boxes
Recently a man in Los Angeles found what he described as "shrimp tails" in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. A representative from Cinnamon Toast Crunch said it was just, "an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar" . . . but it sure doesn't look like it. (see below) Plus he found string and what look like rat droppings in the box.
Still...it wouldn't deter me from eating the best cereal on the planet.
In fact, when I was little my favorite cereal was Fruity Pebbles. One morning I was getting ready for school. I popped on my collared shirt, threw my Bart Simpson crew neck sweatshirt over top and opened up the delicious Flintstones goodness.
I bit right into a ROCK! I thought someone was playing a joke on me. Fruity "PEBBLES"? And they put a ROCK into it?
Hilarious joke, Fred.
So, we saved the rock on our kitchen window sill and since this wasn't the days of internet Yelp reviews and such...I wrote a letter to Post, the makers of Fruity Pebbles.
Guess what? They wrote back! The 80's were an amazing time.
They said the same thing. It was "an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar". It was a plausible story. Although, it is strange that the combination of all the colors of the Fruity Pebble rainbow combined to make the color of a piece of gravel.
Either way...at least it didn't look like shrimp tales.