The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a voluntary recall for Hostess SnoBalls due to an undeclared coconut allergen risk.

According to the FDA, the affected Hostess SnoBalls were inadvertently placed in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes. This packaging does not list coconut as an ingredient.

photo courtesy of the U.S. FDA

Anyone who’s a fan of the sweet treats knows these delish desserts are frosted cream-filled cake with a thick layer of shredded coconut. This makes the undeclared allergen a potential danger to anyone who can’t eat coconut or coconut-containing products.

The affected products include single-serve Hostess SnoBalls with the item UPC 888109010096, batch number I031221000, and best by date of May 27, 2021. These SnoBalls were sold to dollar stores, convenience stores, and other distributors nationwide.

There are currently no injuries or illnesses reported due to the recalled product. If you have the recalled Hostess SnoBalls do not eat the product. Contact the place or purchase for more information on returning the recalled SnoBalls and how to get a full refund. Visit or call the company at 1-800-483-7253 for answers to your recall-related questions.

—Erica Loop



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