‘Gagging,’ ‘Dental Injury’ Prompt Chips Ahoy Recall

Certain Chewy Chips Ahoy cookie packages have been recalled following reported discoveries of “an unexpected solidified ingredient.”

(A note for clarity: Unexpected solidified ingredients — USIs — should not be confused with expected solidified ingredients, unexpected liquified ingredients, expected liquefied ingredients, unexpected gaseous ingredients, etc. The relevant offending substance was unexpected and solidified.)

Chew At Your Own Risk

A “small number” of consumers reported “gagging, choking or dental injury” from the normally soft cookies. Mondelez International, which owns the Chips Ahoy brand, announced a voluntary recall of certain 13-ounce packages on April 13.

According to a spokeswoman for the snack company, the USI appeared because some cornstarch “did not fully incorporate in the mixing procedure and solidified in the baking process.”

The result was a Chips Ahoy cookie not so much “Chewy” as “Choky.”

(Some) Tough Cookies

There is some good news for the cookie’s consumers, however: The USI problem apparently affected only a limited batch. Mondelez’ recall applies to packages with “best when used by” dates of Sept. 7, 8, 14, and 15.

Chew carefully out there.

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