The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp Saga Is a Huge Mystery | 22 Words

The undisputed king of breakfast cereals has been in hot water this week, in a bizarre mystery that is stranger than fiction...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a top tier breakfast cereal.


There's just something about that sweet, spicy flavor ...

It's just the best.


Who doesn't love it?

That distinctive flavor ...


Often imitated, never duplicated.

Like a cozy hug for breakfast.


There's nothing quite so comforting.

There's just one problem.


The beloved brand has been embroiled in a recent scandal.

And it's truly bizarre.


So let's start from the beginning.

It all started when writer Jensen Karp posted this tweet earlier in the week.

​Claiming he'd found bits of shrimp in his box of CTC.

And that was only the beginning of this crazy tale ...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch initially responded with this...

Pretty innocuous, right?

Jensen was having none of it, though.

Hitting back with this joke.

​CTC ignored this, but made this claim.

No shrimp, but in fact clumps of sugar that oddly resembled bits of shrimp.

Jensen didn't buy it.

And shared some disturbing close-up images.

CTC ​then ​asked Jensen to send them the shrimp tails for them to "investigate."

Then things got worse.

Jensen went back to the original packet to find even more weird items ...

After this, CTC did a rapid reverse.

They now claim they have nothing to do with the tampered-with box of cereal.

So, Jensen is taking things to the authorities.

We told you this story was mad.

Next, CTC asked Jensen to hand over the box.

Asking him to give the box to local law enforcement.

We're on tenterhooks as to what's going to happen next.