Man Hears Strange Noise from a Sealed Cereal Box, Finds Mealworms inside in a Video

A TikTok user went viral after taking footage of unboxing a cereal box and finding several mealworms having a feast inside the package.

Manufacturing companies in the food and beverage industry undoubtedly have quality measures in place to keep their products fresh and prevent contamination.

However, there are still cases where consumers find the unexpected inside their grocery-bought food items and complain. Such was the case for TikTok user @mbutler20014 on July 23.

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

The man shared a now-viral clip of what he found in an unopened box of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats and surprised many viewers. In the clip, he said:

“So I keep hearing something in this cabinet. I went to the store and got some cereal. I think it’s coming out of this box. I for real hear something in this box.”

The man kept quiet for viewers to hear the rustling sounds coming from the cereal box. As he opened the sealed Mini-Wheats, he discovered several mealworms moving in between the cereal pieces.

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

The man claimed to have seen about 13 mealworms feasting on his cereal with a disgusted facial expression. The clip has amassed millions of views and thousands of comments from people who expressed disgust.

The Kellogg company has since addressed the issue and agreed that the case was devastating. The company’s spokesperson, Kris Bahner, said in a statement:

“Despite any precautions to prevent it, insects can penetrate properly sealed packages as products leave our control and work their way through distribution to store and people’s homes.”

Bahner revealed that their team has since reached out to the TikTok user to gather more information, conduct further investigation, and address the issue. However, he has not responded.

Once he opened the pouch, he poured the juice into a cup and showed the supposed fungus or mold.

Mealworms often appear in damp leaves and dark areas, especially if they can find a food source in the area. Although no consumer would want to find a mealworm in their cereal, it is not an impossible occurrence.

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

A TikTok user shares about finding mealworms inside his cereal box. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

The TikTok user is not the first man who went on the platform to air his concerns about food products. Previously, Victor Marcelo Aguil went to the app and shared what he found in an unopened pack of CapriSun.

In the clip, which gained over five million views, Aguil slipped over a packet of Caprisun and showed a substance floating in the liquid. Once he opened the pouch, he poured the juice into a cup and showed the supposed fungus or mold.

The man expressed his concern as children drink the product. Several users commented on the post, including one who explained that the clear bottom of the pouch is designed for consumers to check the content.

Screenshot of comments from a viral TikTok video. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

Screenshot of comments from a viral TikTok video. | Source: tiktok.com/mbutler20014

While some turn to TikTok to reveal what they unexpectedly found in their food, others use the platform to share how to make delicious dishes. One of the recent trends that have emerged is how to make creamy lemonade.

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