If You Bought These Chocolate Bars, Throw Them Out Now

Amanda McDonald
·2-min read

Seven different chocolate bars and products produced by Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) are being recalled after a consumer found brittle plastic pieces in one, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced. The chocolate bars are part of Valentine's Day, holiday, and other themed gift baskets, boxes, and packages. They were distributed in every state and at LCC's three retail stores located in Vermont.

"LCC is issuing this recall after a consumer reported finding brittle plastic pieces in a finished product," the recall notes. "After initial investigations and out of an abundance of caution, LCC is voluntarily recalling all potential affected product currently on the market from July 2020 through January 2021. To date, no consumers have reported adverse health effects due to this contamination." (This isn't the only grocery item you should be worried about right now—here are the Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)

The Lake Champlain Chocolates involved in the recall have been on the market since July 2020, but have since been removed. Included are the:

  • Hazelnut Five Star Bar

  • Fruit&Nut Five Star Bar

  • Almond Five Star Bar

  • Granola Five Star Bar

  • Organic Milk Chocolate Bar with Sea Salt&Almonds

  • Milk Chocolate Almond Bar

  • Chocolates of Vermont Green Mountain

"LCC is asking customers to discontinue use and immediately dispose of any products listed above," the recall announcement says, noting that customers should look at the Best By date on the chocolate bar to find out if it's included in the recall and email info@lakechamplainchocolates.com for any questions or concerns. "Lake Champlain Chocolates is committed to quality products and consumer safety and is taking aggressive corrective action to prevent the need for any future recalls of its products. It emphasizes that no other LCC products or batch codes were affected."

For a full list of all the gift baskets involved in the Lake Champlain Chocolates recall, their stock codes, UPC codes, Lot numbers, and Best By dates, go to the FDA's website here.

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