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

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Vidman, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member


    Worms Crawl Out of Candy Bar
    Tuesday March 26, 2002

    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."

  2. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    ooh! what store!?

    im looking for a lawsuit to make me rich and pay for tuition!


  3. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    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...

  4. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    I am never eating a chocolate bar again!!
  5. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    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.

  6. Zer0G

    Zer0G TRIBE Member


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

  7. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    I am now leaving this thread and never coming back. **Gags**
  8. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member


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


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


    Joanna [​IMG]
  9. Brokenbone

    Brokenbone TRIBE Member

    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.
  10. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    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...

  11. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    Damn right... I'll never be able to get the thought out of my head that I could possibly be eating worms...
  12. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    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!!!
  13. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    Re: *barf*

    I wish I was feeling queasy this morning :( :( :(
  14. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I had a Mars bar with a Camel spider in it once..

  15. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    I know Owen ... I used to go to high school with him. Haven't talked to him in years though ...

    -- Jay aka Fut
  16. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    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.
  17. t-boy

    t-boy TRIBE Member


    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 :)
  18. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    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

  19. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    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?"
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2002

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