TIKTOK VIRAL CRAZE HAS AMERICANS SMUGGLING FRUIT ROLL-UPS INTO ISRAEL TO MAKE MONEY
I’m not too into TikTok. I signed up shortly after it became a little bit of a thing. But I’ve never really used it. Though I must say I get TikTok spam emails all the time, and the titles don’t seem all that SFW. So I have no clue that mixing Fruit Roll-Ups into ice cream has become a total viral craze because of TikTok. I must have missed that email. But this craze is real, and has led to some serious shortages of Fruit Roll-Ups in Israel. So much so, that Americans are now attempting to smuggle the totally weird snack in large volume to meet the demand.
TIKTOK CRAZE HAS CREATED A MASSIVE SHORTAGE OF FRUIT ROLL-UPS TO MIX INTO ICE CREAM
So why would Americans smuggle Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel? To make a serious buck while the TikTok craze has demand so high. It’s not like you can easily smuggle ice cream onto a plane, though there still seems to be plenty of that in Israel. But yes, we’re talking about mark-up profits for a snack that make it worthwhile to smuggle. Usually, a box of 10 Fruit Roll-Ups costs about $3. But the craze has a single one of these stupid things selling for $8, or $80 a damn box. That could be why one couple tried to smuggle in an astounding 375 pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups in April.
THANKS A LOT TIKTOK, NOW I’M GOING TO HAVE TO EXPLORE THIS STUPID CRAZE MYSELF
I’m going to hazard a guess and say that if they had gotten that astounding amount thru, it would have paid for their round trip tickets, and a sweet Tel Aviv luxury vacation to boot. Instead, they’re now listed as smugglers. But not of drugs, no. Fruit Roll-Up snacks! So now I have to tell my wife, a self-proclaimed sugar addict, about this viral craze. That means I’ll have to eat this silly snack mixed into ice cream in the next few days.
Thanks a lot, TikTok.