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>> Cadbury's Hazelnut bar, Now with WORMS! Trial-run in Cambridge

Vidman

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Worms Crawl Out of Candy Bar
Tuesday March 26, 2002
CLYDE WARRINGTON
REPORTER STAFF


For years Cadbury has challenged consumers to answer how it got the caramel in the Caramilk bar.
But now a Cambridge woman wants Cadbury to tell her how worms got into her Hazelnut bar.

Kelly Almas, 24, bought the 100-gram chocolate bar last week and divvied up pieces among her three daughters and her boy-friend, Jermaine Smith, 23.

Jermaine was munching on the tasty chocolate while watching a Raptors game on TV when something caught the corner of his eye.

"I stared at this thing wiggling. I said, 'It's a worm!' I ran downstairs to show Kelly and while we're looking at it another worm climbs out!"

Jermaine says he felt sick the rest of the night and can't get the thought out of his head that he may have chowed down on a bunch of worms that night.

Almas called Cadbury in Toronto to register a complaint and got angry when the company seemed blase about the incident.

"They just didn't seem at all concerned, like it was an everyday thing."

She said she was offered a box of chocolate bars but the company didn't seem interested in where she had made her purchase.

"Shouldn't it have been pulled off the shelves or something?" she wonders.

Diana Robinson, manager of public and consumer relations at Cadbury Trebor Allan in Toronto, denied the company is cavalier about worms.

"We're not blase about these things," Robinson insisted. "We take them very seriously."

She said Almas wasn't at first able to tell customer services staff where she'd bought the chocolate bar, "otherwise we'd have been down there right away to pull the chocolates off the shelves."

Robinson said the chocolate culprit is larvae of the Indian meal moth, a whitish-coloured worm that's short (a quarter-inch in length) and skinny.

"Unfortunately, it does happen," Robinson said. "I can tell you it did not happen here. We take all kinds of precautions in the factory."

Chocolate bars can sit for months before being distributed. They are vulnerable to the worms once they're placed on store shelves, especially if the bars are located anywhere near pet food, prime breeding ground for the larvae.

"Unfortunately we can't control how the product is handled after it leaves our factory," Robinson said.

By the time you read this, Cadbury will have removed the suspect chocolate bars, Robinson said.

University of Guelph entomology student Owen Lonsdale confirmed the worm is likely of the Indian moth variety.

"There are lots of records of them coming out of chocolate bars," Lonsdale said.

Kelly has revisited the variety store to alert the owner about the worms.

"Instead of taking the bars off the shelves he offered me another one. Ugh," she shuddered. "I said thanks but no thanks."

http://cambridge-reporter.com/news/news_02032610474.html
 

Subsonic Chronic

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They got their story in the news?!?!

This happened to me when I was a kid except with a Mr. Big bar. Fortunately my mom had cut it up first, and we noticed little worms wriggling inside. We got a bunch of free stuff from the company, but it didn't make the news. nuts to that...

Pete
 

KiFe

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Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic
They got their story in the news?!?!

This happened to me when I was a kid except with a Mr. Big bar. Fortunately my mom had cut it up first, and we noticed little worms wriggling inside. We got a bunch of free stuff from the company, but it didn't make the news. nuts to that...

Pete
you know after a nice steak dinner, sometimes you have little bits of meat in your teeth.. and you kinda suck em down as you're sitting back after a nice meal right?

well that's all fine and good until your meal is a slushy, and said peice of 'meat' got itself sucked up your straw.. I wasnt too comfortable with spitting out a white quarterinch larvae worm.. nor was i too comfortable with still seeing it move on the floor.

needless to say, i was off slushies for awhile.

 
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Zer0G

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Man Eating Bugs : The Art and Science of Eating Insects
By Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio


From Scientific American
Entomophagy, the eating of insects, is not for every palate, but a surprising number of people do it. Menzel and D'Aluisio, husband and wife, have visited insect eaters in 13 countries, sampling the menu at each stop. "Our view of the culinary potential of invertebrates broadened as we ate raw scorpion in China, roasted grubs in Australia, stir-fried dragonflies in Indonesia, tarantulas on a stick in Cambodia, and live termites in Botswana," they write. "Perhaps the most memorable meal was Theraposa leblondi, a tarantula big enough to hunt birds, which we ate with Yanomami Indians in the Venezuelan rain forest." Adventurous readers will find recipes for such delicacies as Witchetty Grub Dip and Stink Bug Pâté. Menzel, a photographer, enlivens the book with many of his pictures. D'Aluisio, identified as "a reluctant bug eater," nonetheless learned that she could do it. The experience led her to conclude that "the shelves of the [American] supermarket carry only a narrow slice of what the world has to offer."
 

Smiley Jo

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*barf*

Ugh, I was already feeling kinda queasy this morning, that just made it ten times worse...

*shudder*

Like that episode of Fear Factor.
With the worms in the tank...

*kak*

Joanna
 

Brokenbone

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Worms aplenty

Once I was going to cook some dry pasta, rigatoni I think.

My girlfriend was in the process of opening the bag and putting it into the pot when we realized there were a whole lotta little worm husks in there. There were no discernible holes in the bag through which the worms could have insinuated themselves.

I think she was more freaked than I was, but we counted ourselves fortunate to discover this in the "cooking" stage as opposed to halfway through our repast.

Worms are everywhere.
 

kyfe

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Ladies & Gentlemen, this can occur with about anything you eat, it is pretty natural since worms and other species need to eat to survive.... I would tell the worm he/she owes you a dollar and move on... sure its gross but so is about everything else you eat...

Kyfe
 
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Jazz

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Originally posted by Hi i'm God
I am never eating a chocolate bar again!!
Damn right... I'll never be able to get the thought out of my head that I could possibly be eating worms...
 

gasper

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Did you know that by Canadian food law, a chocolate bar may legally contain up to and including 8 insect parts. Chances are, every time you eat a chocolate bar, you consume part of a SPIDER.

The truth be'ed told!!!
 

futronic

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Originally posted by Vidman
[BUniversity of Guelph entomology student Owen Lonsdale confirmed the worm is likely of the Indian moth variety.

"There are lots of records of them coming out of chocolate bars," Lonsdale said.
[/B]
I know Owen ... I used to go to high school with him. Haven't talked to him in years though ...

-- Jay aka Fut
 
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[- FuNKtiOn -]

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a few years back, I was sitting around eating pop tarts.
so I finish the last package from the first box, and all is well.
so I grab another package from a new box.
I open the tinfoily protective layer, and lift the top pop tart up to find a big ugly worm crawling across the top of the bottom pop tart.

I freaked out and screamed like a little girl.
even though the pop tart I ate was from a different box, I spent the next day feeling like I was going to (or at least wanted to) puke.
 

t-boy

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Originally posted by kyfe
Ladies & Gentlemen, this can occur with about anything you eat, it is pretty natural since worms and other species need to eat to survive.... I would tell the worm he/she owes you a dollar and move on... sure its gross but so is about everything else you eat...

Kyfe
word.

seeing/swallowing a worm isn't gross. as long as the thing isn't toxic and doesn't live inside you, don't worry about it.

shitting out an tape worm, on the other hand, is a cause of (slight) alarm, which should be followed immediately by a sense of relief :)
 

kyfe

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Originally posted by [- FuNKtiOn -]
a few years back, I was sitting around eating pop tarts.
so I finish the last package from the first box, and all is well.
so I grab another package from a new box.
I open the tinfoily protective layer, and lift the top pop tart up to find a big ugly worm crawling across the top of the bottom pop tart.

I freaked out and screamed like a little girl.
even though the pop tart I ate was from a different box, I spent the next day feeling like I was going to (or at least wanted to) puke.
I'd be more worried about the chemicals in the pop tart than i would the worm. Some of those chemicals I'm sure are used for nucular weapons thus explaining my bottom end explosions after eating one

Kyfe>Kabooom!
 

Vidman

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I bet this thread would be good for people trying to lose weight.

"Eat as much junk food as you want!... just come on in here and have a quick looksee eh?"
 
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