Oh, No. Now This? SnoBalls Recalled As A Precaution
I don't know if we can stand anymore of this. First it was toilet paper, then English muffins, and then sardines. But, this might be the last straw. Hostess SnoBalls? Say it isn't so. And just a short week from 4-20.
Well, do you want the good news or the bad news first?
Here it is straight from the FDA:
Hostess Brands, LLC (”Hostess Brands“) has become aware that certain Hostess® SnoBalls® were inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess® Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging does not list ”coconut“, an ingredient in SnoBalls®, as an allergen. Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling the following SnoBalls® manufactured on March 13, 2021. The products were sold to convenience stores, dollar stores, and distributors throughout the United States. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to discontinue consumption and contact the place of purchase about returning them for a full refund.
(Further on, the announcement says they have a best used by date of May 27th, 2021. Not as indestructible as Twinkies, which are rumored to last forever, huh?
Ok, you're saying, where's the good news? It's only that "no other varieties of Hostess® SnoBalls® are affected."
I'm sure it's an honest mistake, and Hostess did do this voluntarily, but, again, the timing. April 20th, a scant 7 days away (as of this writing).
All you can do is gird your loins and waiting the next catastrophe. If there is a silver lining to all this, it's that there are alternative products available, including the chocolate cupcakes, whose packaging is involved in all this.. (see photo above.) Bon chance.