As anticipation of the final season of popular US TV series Breaking Bad reaches fever pitch amongst devoted fans, The Marmot has learnt that events are set to take a dramatic turn.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

The show, created by US network AMC centres around the fictional character of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing methamphetamine, aka ‘crystal meth’ to make ends meet when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Speaking from on set in New Mexico, Bryan Cranston told The Marmot “Basically we’re trying to push the envelope that bit further with this season. Viewers have seen Walter change from a weak willed pushover to violent kingpin over the course of the previous four seasons, so it was hard to see where we could take it at first.”

“I mean, he’s become a ruthless, amoral peddler of addictive substances. So the only logical thing to do was find something more addictive than meth, and that naturally led to Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.”

Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (or ‘crunch’ to use their street name) are notoriously moreish cereal. Police in the UK have seen instances where ‘crunch’ had been used to cut less addictive substances such as heroin, but this season of Breaking Bad is thought to be the first time anyone real or fictional has been evil enough to go ‘full crunch’.

Liverpool police recently intercepted a truck full of ‘crunch’ near a school on Merseyside. It’s thought that the street value was close to £100.