The ice creamery's parent company, Unilever, said the recall was issued after a customer said they opened a box of Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices and found Vanilla Peanut Butter Cups Pint Slices instead. It was distributed to stores nationwide. Since peanuts are a highly sensitive food that can cause severe allergic reactions, the company has to be extra cautious.
Although the Pint Slices are individually wrapped and labeled as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup in the mixed-up boxes, the outside box does not call out that peanut butter is an ingredient in the Pint Slices. None was shipped outside of the United States.
Ben & Jerry's is recalling its Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices after a customer complained that the wrong candies were inside.
The company says they may actually contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, which is bad news for consumers with peanut allergies. The company initiated the recall after one customer complaint.
No illnesses have been reported to date, health officials said, and the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution. A consumer services representative is available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM EDT.