- A Tiktok user is going viral for posting a video about the molds she found on her Starbuck cake pop.
- The cake pop was bought from a Starbucks in Boston.
- Starbucks allegedly compensated the TikTok user with a $25 gift card.
A TikTok video of a Starbucks cake pop with molds is going viral on social media, and it’s grossing viewers everywhere.
The video posted by Tiktok user Taylor Boullard (@teabezel28) now has more than eight million times since it was posted four days ago, with 741,000 likes and nearly 26,000 comments.
The clip shows what seems like chocolate chips underneath the colorful frosting and sprinkles of a cake pop from the Starbucks bakery. But Boullard reveals it’s not chocolate chips.
Many TikTok users expressed their concern about experiencing the same things when they buy from the coffee chain’s bakery.
“I literally eat those things whole so I’d never know,” one user wrote. Another said, “how did you know to look inside omg.”
According to Bullard, she found the mold after the frosting of the cake pop pulled off when she bit into it. When she looked down, she saw the mold and spit it back into her hand.
She said she bought the cake pop at a Starbucks on her way home from the airport in Boston. She bit into it as she was driving away from the area. The TikTok user clarified that this is her first time experiencing such an incident.
Starbucks left a comment on @teabezel28’s post: “We’re concerned and want to learn more so we can make it right. Please call us at 1-800-782-7282. Thank you.”
Starbucks released a statement to TODAY Food saying they have reached out Boullard to apologize and find out more about the incident, and has begun an investigation to determine how the incident occurred. “At Starbucks, we have high quality standards for all of our food and beverage products. This is not consistent with those standards,” the statement reads.
On Wednesday, Boullard uploaded a new video revealing that the coffee chain reached out to her via Twitter, and decided to compensate her with a $25 gift card. “A $25 gift card? So do what y’all will with that information,” Boullard said.