Man Who Claims to Have Found Shrimp Tails in His Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Is Danielle Fishel’s Husband
The curious saga of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal box that allegedly contained shrimp tails has a celebrity twist.
Earlier in the week, Jensen Karp claimed that he discovered shrimp tails on Monday morning (March 22) in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and the photos went viral.
Now, as the public is largely realizing following a New York Times report, the 41-year-old comedian and writer is none other than the husband of Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga Lawrence-Matthews!
According to the report, he sent an email to General Mills following the disturbing alleged find.
“Privately, they were still being very nice,” he said, until the brand issued a statement on Twitter.
“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 brand said.
After looking again, he noticed “shrimp skins-looking things,” “a small string” and something that looked like a pistachio, as well as a “small black piece” on some of the squares and at bottom of the bag that he feared could be rat droppings.
“That’s what I’m trying to get tested right now, because that’s the only thing that really matters to me as far as if I can get sick,” he said, confirming he took the box to the California Poison Control System.
So far he’s had “zero” symptoms.
He had bought a “two pack” of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and said he noticed what appeared to be clear tape along the bottom, leading him to believe the boxes might have been tampered with.
“While we are still investigating this matter, we can say with confidence that this did not occur at our facility. 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,” Mike Siemienas of General Mills said in a statement.
“I’m not considering legal action. Obviously, if I ate rat poop, we’re gonna have to readdress that,” Jensen said.
“All you have to do is say, ‘This is such a bummer, we’re going to look into it. We’re going to recall the ones from your Costco.’ Like, it’s such an easy PR thing to do. But instead, they wanted to basically gaslight me,” he said of the company’s response.
“I’m a comedy writer, but like, there’s no joke here…to take down my favorite cereal brand? I don’t even know why that’s a funny joke. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It’s the only cereal I eat. I own the Kyrie Irving Cinnamon Toast Crunch Nikes.”
“I just want you to fix it, you know, for other people…I’m not even like trying to say like, ‘Be better,’ or whatever. I’m literally just saying, ‘Go investigate it.’”
Click here to see photos from the cereal.
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