SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 03: Jars of Skippy peanut butter are displayed on a shelf at Cal Mart grocery store on January 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Hormel, the maker of Spam, announced that it will purchase the Skippy peanut butter brand from Unilever for $700 million in cash. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Skippy Recalls 160K Pounds of Peanut Butter Over Potential Metal Pieces, Just in Time For New Flavor ‘Cavity Crunch’

Well, this is a creative new take on crunchy peanut butter. Skippy, the lesser of the major mass-produced peanut butter brands (JIF FTW, IOHO), is recalling 161,692 pounds of peanut butter due to potential metal contamination.

The recall includes Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein, Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, and Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread with a “Best If Used By” date of May 2023.

The jars were sold across 18 states including Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Massachusetts. According to the FDA, they may contain “a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.”

“There have been no consumer complaints associated with this recall to date, and all retailers that received the affected product have been properly notified,” the federal agency was quick to point out.

That said, if you were one of the unfortunate buyers of the aforementioned peanut butter, you can call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 866-475-4779 to complain, or just bring the item back to the point of purchase to exchange it for some uncontaminated peanut butter.

Then again, if you are lame enough to buy plant protein or reduced-fat peanut butter, you don’t really deserve a replacement jar. Just eat the nutty, full-fat, delicious stuff instead. In fact, if you eat altered versions of nature’s greatest nut butter, maybe you deserve a hearty spoonful of the contaminated “cavity crunch” flavor.

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