Foreign object in Capri Sun- what is this thing?!
A friend of mine clued me into a photo set that a Florida woman posted on Facebook. It contains various shots of a “foreign object”, as these things are typically called, that she found in a leaking Capri Sun package that she had recently purchased from a BJ’s Wholesale Club in Homestead, Florida. The Capri Sun flavor is Apple Splash, and her package was produced in China. When she first extracted the object it looked like this.
A courier came a few days later to take samples from the object to send to their lab, and so she was forced to cut it up for him.
She reported on one of the photo comment pages that she didn’t feel like she was cutting fruit, but that it was more akin to cutting through a “tough steak”.
She sent the three smaller pieces to an independent DNA lab. Yesterday they sent her a photo of someone examining the samples in the lab to find out just what the hell this thing is.
I totally applaud this woman for taking it upon herself to figure out what the heck this thing is, rather than relying on Kraft to do it for her. I always feel so horrible for people who find these things in their food. This is the first time I’ve seen someone document it on Facebook, which makes it all the more real and disgusting. Seeing the object lying next to the Capri Sun package that she’d cut open and extracted it from… it’s so nasty!
I suppose it’s possible that this is an apple; if you’ve ever dehydrated an apple before, or purchased dehydrated apples from Trader Joe’s or wherever, you can probably see the similarities in shape and size. But I dunno. It seems odd for it to remain solid in the package for so long, even if there are ridiculous amounts of preservatives in there. It doesn’t look like a blob of mold or anything like that. It kind of looks like a portabella mushroom or a kombucha baby, but why would either of those fungi be anywhere near the assembly line of a Capri Sun factory?
If you want to peep the entire photo set for yourself, go here. You can also find the lot number for her Capri Sun case there. There’s no available contact info on the object victim’s Facebook page, so you can’t comment there unless you are her friend.
[To the owner of these photos (and of the "object"), if you happen to read this: 1. you have my deepest sympathies for how truly gnarly this experience must be for you, and 2. I mean no disrespect by posting your photos here, and if you wish for me to take them down I will happily do so. It's just so disgusting, and everyone needs to know!]