TikTok unveils hotel for fake Froot Loops, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes

TikTok user @khammer123 has gone viral after revealing an alleged hotel industry secret.

@khammer123’s video, which now has over 998,000 views, shows a typical continental breakfast of cereal, each with a recognizable brand name. However, as the video continues, @khammer123 reveals that the hotel stocks their generic branded dispensers.

While the display offers Raisin Bran, Froot Loops, and Frosted Flakes, a walk to the stockpile of generic brands of breakfast cereals apparently used to store the guest-facing containers in the hotel offerings reveals.

“They’re shutting you down,” exclaims @khammer123. “None of his name mark. It’s all a lie.”

The video divided TikTok users. Some were furious, saying that when they see the brand name label, they expect the branded product.

“These hotels are making a killing,” writes one user. “The least they can do is have real fucking froot loops.”

“You know this could be a lawsuit,” added another. “False advertising, defamation of well-known brands, emotional distress, etc.”

The concerns of some users were more serious. Several commentators noted that non-branded grains may have different ingredients than the brand-name products. For people with allergies, they argued, this could pose problems, as they might think they are eating a product they know is safe to consume.

“I’m not familiar with unbranded vs brand-name, but if they use different ingredients, it can be very dangerous,” a TikToker explained.

Fortunately, these concerns usually seem unfounded. For example, if we compare the ingredients of Kellogg’s Froot Loops and the generic brand Fruit Whirls, it turns out that they have similar allergen risks.

The similar ingredients may be one reason others theorized that while the labels were different, the grains were probably made in the same factory.

“Same,” commented one user. “Made in the same factory, just put in different packaging.”

Other users said that regardless of whether the ingredients were slightly different, the two products probably tasted identical — and even if they didn’t, they wouldn’t complain about the free breakfast.

“It tastes the same,” according to a TikToker.

“I’m not even going to trip, let me enjoy my free breakfast,” added another.

So what’s the lesson of all this? According to @khammer123, the moral is simple. As he says in the now viral video, “Don’t trust anyone.”

@khammer123 did not immediately respond to a request for comment in TikTok comments. Kellogg’s did not immediately respond to an email request for comment. The Daily Dot was unable to independently verify which hotel the user claims to work for.

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*First Release: February 1, 2022, 7:09 PM CST

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