Little Girl Finds Real Treasure Hidden in Box of Goldfish Crackers (VIDEO)

goldfish crackersRemember getting a toy surprise in your box of Cracker Jacks? If you were really lucky, you got a pretty, plastic ring. Well, one little girl made the most amazing discovery. She found a ring in her Goldfish crackers -- a real wedding ring! Or it sure looks that way. Nine-year-old Peyton Postol was snacking on the little fish crackers when she pulled out a silver-colored metal band embedded with small diamonds or white stones and asked her mom, "Is there supposed to be a ring in here?"

The answer is no, there definitely should not be a ring in your Goldfish crackers. But what a magical find! Peyton must have felt a thrill at this amazing discovery, followed by some confusion, naturally. But when you think about it, finding a ring in your crackers is maybe not such an innocent delight.

Think about what must have gone wrong for this to have happened. A Pepperidge Farm spokeswoman told ABC 4 in Utah that employees are prohibited from wearing jewelry on the job, and they're supposed to wear gloves. (Hmm, maybe someone wasn't following the rules?!?) "We're very surprised that it was found in the pack,” Pepperidge spokeswoman Anna Burr says. "Because we do take it very seriously and we have in place a number of processes to avoid something like this from happening."

So there's that. Who had their bare hands near/in that box of crackers? But worse -- what else could be falling into those crackers? I'm sure whoever dropped that ring never intended to and is heartbroken over the loss. What about things people wouldn't miss, like a filthy bangle from Forever 21, for example? Or a cigarette butt? Or -- well, you get the idea. Peyton's mom, Stephanie, pretty much nails it by saying, "But now the thought of them not using gloves or whatnot makes me not want to eat it anymore."

But you know what? Tomorrow is another day. And we'll all probably open up packages of food with wide-eyed innocent faith and we'll find nothing mysterious inside. To the pantry!

What would you do if you found a ring in your crackers?


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kikis... kikismom55

I would be thrilled to find a diamond ring in my food! I'd just sell it for money.

grnsm... grnsmomma

If it was a wedding ring I would give it back. I would be so heartbroken if I lost mine and it is the right thin I do! How selfish of anyone who would keep it to make a profit.

I lost a ring my grandmother gave me at my previous job, as a receptionist at a small office, it was the last thing she ever gave me. I know it was the cleaning crew who took it, my coworkers and I were close and we tore the office apart looking for it when I realized it was missing but it was gone. If they sold it they probably only got $50 for it, but it meant SO much to me.

nonmember avatar Sista

They could have had it on a necklace and not their hand. Which is just as plausible as having it on their finger.

Cynthia Peters

While the thought of someone's hands in the food when they shouldn't be there is gross, I would never sell a piece of jewelry that isn't mine to make a profit. That's just mean and it's also theft.

Mrs.A... Mrs.AmandaD.

I hope they can find the person who lost it.

Jessica Seratte

I hope if they find the person that this ring belongs to doesn't get fired. I know they must be heart broken.

Benja... Benjamins-mama

I really hope that family is trying to get the ring back to its owner and not just keep or sell it.  

nonmember avatar Lucky duck

Whomever lost it is probably afraid they'd lose their job if the try to reclaim it. The comment the spokesperson made about the numerous processes they have and how no one is supposed to wear jewelry.

deann... deannamidwife

Yes I would definitely return the ring to the goldfish factory, so hopefully they could find the person it belongs to. If I ever lost my wedding rings I would be devastated, and would hope someone would also return them to where they found it. Not just go out and sale thats someones very special memories, and going out and buying another ring is not the something. I know the employee will most likely loss her job for not following the polices and procedures, but at least she would have her ring.

Chadette Hernandez

The ring could have been in a shirt pocket, the person might hav relized it was on their finger after they were already on the line (And of course the lines NOT going to stop for one person)stuck it in pocket of shirt until break an to their suprise it wasnt there.I would have been SICK!! Im sure as they were!!! PLEASE GIVE IT BACK TO WHOM EVER IT BELONGS...

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