These Tastykake Cupcakes Were Just Recalled For A Disturbing Reason

On October 31, Flower Foods issued a recall on Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes, so make sure to check your pantry and take caution if you discover that you own a box or two, as various flavors could be affected. Here's what happened.

Per the FDA, recent shipments of Tastykake chocolate cupcakes, creme-filled cupcakes, Tastykake Buttercreme Iced Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, and individually packaged Tastykake cupcakes have potentially been contaminated with something you definitely don't want to be eating. Unknowingly, they were shipped out to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. According to CBS, Target and Walmart locations sold a large brunt of the affected cupcakes, so it will be good to remember where your point of purchase was. 

And while no one has been injured from any of the potentially contaminated cupcakes yet, this is why you have to take caution — and here's exactly how to do it.

What to do if your Tastykakes are contaminated with metal shards

Several Tastykake cupcake flavors were recalled due to the potential presence of tiny shards of metal mesh wire, per the FDA. The expiration dates on the affected chocolate cupcakes include December 14, 18, 21, while the contaminated creme-filled cupcakes expire on December 14 or 18. The individual packages that might have metal expire on December 18, while the Tastykake Buttercreme Iced Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes expire on December 14 or 18.

If you do own any of the products affected by the recall, make sure to dispose of them properly. The FDA reports that anyone with Tastykakes that might have metal in them can return the products to the store where you bought them for a refund. Concerned customers can also reach Flower Food's Consumer Relations Center by calling 1-866-245-8921 during business hours or by sending an email.

If you live in one of the affected states, make sure to carefully check your Tastykake box next time you go grocery shopping and make sure to get rid of any of the contaminated cupcakes if you discover any in your pantry. With a bit of luck, the recall should pass swiftly and efficiently and everyone can enjoy their cupcakes without fear of biting straight into any tiny metal fragments.