We’re you about to bite into a KitKat Chunky bar? If so, then stop! Nestle is recalling batches of the bar after seven people found chunks of plastic in their candy.
Peanut butter, hazelnut, chocolate fudge and caramel 48g bars seem to be the most affected by the recall, along with KitKat Chunky collection giant eggs, reports the BBC.
So long as you return the product to the company unopened, you will receive a full refund. In a statement, Nestle said that the recall is merely a precautionary measure, and that other KitKat products are unaffected.
“The safety and quality of our products are non-negotiable priorities for the company. We sincerely apologize to our consumers for any inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall,” The company said.
The specific bars being recalled are:
- KitKat Chunky peanut butter 48g bars with best before dates between September 2013 to February 2014
- KitKat Chunky hazlenut 48g bars with best before dates between September 2013 to to October 2013
- Kit Kat Chunky chocolate fudge 48g bars with best before dates between September 2013 to October 2013
- KitKat Chunky caramel (48g) with best before dates between June 2013 to July 2013
- Kit Kat Chunky hazlenut multi-pack with best before dates between September 2013 to December 2013
- KitKat Chunky collection giant egg with a best before date of July 2013.
The recall affects KitKat products that are primarily sold in the UK, though they are also sold to a smaller degree in Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, the Philippines and Canada.
Better safe than sorry, kids. Check the date on yours and either toss it or send it back.
KitKat is one of the Nestle company’s highest-selling candy bar brands, with roughly 150 units consumed each second.
In late February, Nestle also suspended deliveries of products including beef from a German supplier over the recent horse meat scare. They said that “traces of horse DNA” were found in the meat of some of their products, and recalled Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini from stores in Italy and Spain.
Were you about to break off a piece of that plastic-filled KitKat bar?