Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Americans were caught trying to smuggle hundreds of pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel, which is experiencing "a dire shortage of the snack due to a TikTok craze"

Times of Israel:

Why did he fill two checked bags with Fruit Roll-Ups? “It has something to do with ice cream,” the man’s voice says.

The man was almost certainly referring to a viral TikTok trend, ongoing since at least March, in which users of the video social network wrap the sweet, sticky roll-up around a small scoop of ice cream, which then freezes over and becomes hard and crunchy.

*Previously: Greatest living pool cue maker sentenced after pleading guilty to helping smuggle elephant ivory