It’s another reason not to do the Dew.
It can turn a mouse to jelly.PepsiCo may have succeeded in grossing out customers while attempting to defend itself against a man complaining he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew in 2009. Ronald Ball of Wisconsin claimed that he purchased a can of the bright green, super-caffeinated citrus-flavored soda only to discover mid-sip that there was a dead rodent inside, according to the Madison Record. Ball claimed that he sent the mouse in a Mason jar to Pepsi and that the company destroyed the evidence. He is seeking damages of $50,000.
PepsiCo is fighting back with some pretty disgusting proof: a scientist who testified on behalf of the company said that there was no way a mouse could have made it through the bottling process intact, that its body would have dissolved into a “jelly-like substance.”
The strange details emerged last week when PepsiCo asked a judge for more time to prepare a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. PepsiCo will likely defend itself against the gross allegations in a Wisconsin courtroom on Jan. 11.