cookies ashes

There are accidents and then there are accidents–and it doesn’t get much more bizarre or nauseating than this.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, “A Davis high school student allegedly baked her grandfather’s ashes into a batch of sugar cookies and gave them to classmates, some of whom were aware they contained human remains before they ate them, authorities said Tuesday.”

“A female student at Da Vinci Charter Academy, a public charter high school, brought the cookies to school on Oct. 4 and gave them to at least nine other students, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov.” LA Times added. “Some ate the cookies without knowing the extra ingredient and were horrified, he said. Others knew.”

Wait, what?

They knew?!

The LA Times continued:

“Some students knew beforehand and still consumed the cookies,” Doroshov said.

Asked if the allegation seems credible, Doroshov gave a long sigh.


The student responsible offered the cookies claiming they contained a special ingredient. Apparently, some of the school kids thought that the “extra” ingredient they were warned about before eating the cookies was marijuana. Obviously, baking pot into cookies, brownies and other goodies has been around since before Woodstock, so it was reasonable some of the students thought that might be the case with this batch.

Whatever one thinks of marijuana use, I’m sure many of us would have rather consumed that than human remains in any form.

“I didn’t believe her until she pulled out the urn,” said one student.

Student Andy Knox told KCRA TV that the cookie didn’t taste unusual but “if you ever ate sand as a kid, you know, you can kind of feel it crunching in between your teeth. So, there was a little tiny bit of that.”

Knox even said the cookies had “tiny gray flecks” in them.

The police weren’t sure what to charge the student with in this case, and appeared to have settled on a “public nuisance.”

That would be putting it mildly, to say the least.


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