A man says he found 13 mealworms 'having a feast' in a sealed box of cereal

A man says he found 13 mealworms 'having a feast' in a sealed box of cereal
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A TikToker shared a video of himself discovering worms inside his cereal. mbutler20014/TikTok
  • A TikToker said he discovered mealworms inside his new box of Frosted Mini Wheats cereal.

  • He opened the box on camera and showed followers the insects moving inside the sealed bag.

  • A Kellogg spokesperson told Insider that "insects can penetrate properly sealed packages."

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TikToker @mbutler20014 said he found mealworms in his newly purchased box of Frosted Mini Wheats cereal.

In a TikTok video shared on Friday, @mbutler20014 said he heard noises coming from the sealed cereal box. He recorded himself pulling the box off the shelf, opening it up, and flipping it over until he found the culprit: mealworms.

"Oh yeah, buddy," he said as he saw the insects. "We have friends in here."

He estimated 13 mealworms in total were in the sealed plastic bag inside the cereal box. "You see it?" he asked TikTok viewers. "Look at this. These motherf---ers having a feast."

The video, which had over 406,000 views at the time of writing, shows that the mealworms were alive and moving around the bag.

The TikTok user shared another video focusing on the bag and giving viewers a closer look at the mealworms. The follow-up video had 143,000 views at the time of writing. @mbutler20014 didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

"We appreciate that this must have been upsetting," Kellogg spokesperson Kris Bahner said in a statement sent to Insider. "Despite many precautions to prevent it, insects can penetrate properly sealed packages as products leave our control and work their way through distribution to stores and people's homes. We learned about this report Sunday via social media and we are working quickly to understand more."

Commenters on both of the TikToker's videos mentioned how pouring cereal into a clear container before eating it can help you spot anything unwanted before it ends up in your breakfast.

This isn't the first time this year that someone reported finding something surprising in their cereal box. In March, the comedian Jensen Karp said he found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch. He tweeted about the discovery and General Mills launched an investigation.

The company said they were "an accumulation of the cinnamon sugar that sometimes can occur when ingredients aren't thoroughly blended."

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