Sacramento family finds mold in Capri Sun pouch

July 26, 2013 6:12:58 PM PDT
A Sacramento-area family is calling attention to a disturbing discovery they made in a Capri Sun drink pouch.

It's pretty nasty. It wasn't a worm, but it may actually be mold according to Kraft foods, the company that makes the popular drinks.

A boy, named Aldo discovered the substance stuck in the straw of a Capri Sun. He showed his brother's girlfriend who had seen a picture on Facebook and read about a similar story a few weeks back.

"It was like slimy and like whitish, like pink. It was just like, it was gross," Ashley Hibbard said. She immediately posted a picture of the slimy substance on her Facebook page. It's now been viewed nearly 250,000 times.

Kraft says this is a rare problem, claiming mold can grow inside the pouches if they've been punctured because Capri Sun drinks don't contain artificial preservatives.

Kraft says it has spent more than $2 million to make the pouches stronger. It recommends that people inspect all pouches for holes before drinking.

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