It's the mystery that's truly gripping not just New Jersey, but the entire country right now; who dumped 500 pounds of pasta into the woods of a New Jersey town?

You read that right, by the way, someone or some group dumped an estimated five hundred pounds of pasta and macaroni into the woods of one New Jersey town.

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I can feel pasta lovers start to shiver, why would someone waste pasta like that?

That's the million-dollar question.

What Do We Know About The New Jersey Pasta Incident?

Right now, not much.

Photo by Ludovic Migneault on Unsplash
Photo by Ludovic Migneault on Unsplash

According to The pile of pasta was first discovered on April 26th, in the woods of Old Bridge New Jersey.

The pasta piles, according to were equal to about 15 wheelbarrow loads and were found around Hilliard and Mimi Roads in Old Bridge New Jersey.

The photos which were taken by Nina Jochnowitz, went viral on social media a few days after posting them.

Apparently, it took several days for crews to come out and clean up the mess, which citizens of Old Bridge were not too happy about.

Aside from the big question of who dumped all this pasta, the other question that remains is whether the pasta was dumped already cooked. reports that moisture could have soaked into the pasta over the couple of days it was in the woods, softening it.

Who Is Responsible For Dumping All That Pasta In The Woods Of New Jersey?

Here's the thing, and it may not come as a surprise but absolutely no one knows.

My first thought was it was left over from a restaurant, and they just didn't know what to do with the leftover food.

But most restaurants always have large dumpsters out back, and also, I don't know many restaurants that keep 500 pounds of pasta in the kitchen.

Photo by Bozhin Karaivanov on Unsplash
Photo by Bozhin Karaivanov on Unsplash

Perhaps it's a true New Jersey miracle; out of nowhere hundreds of pounds of pasta just appear in the woods. says police are currently investigating who may have dumped all the pasta, but as for now, it remains the most New Jersey mystery I've seen in a few years.

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