Sorry to be the bearer of bad news — horrible news, in fact — but there's been a Trader Joe's ice cream recall. I know, I know. Take a moment if you have to. It's a real shock. Especially as just about a month ago they recalled their Mikawaya Mochi Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream, for possibly containing peanuts that weren't on the ingredients list. That's incredibly dangerous. And it's also a lot of wasted ice cream.
But this time, the reason for the recall was a little different. Basically, they have recalled their Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because of a "potential foreign matter". What foreign matter, you might wonder? METAL. METAL IN THE DELICIOUS ICE CREAM. Now, so far there have been no illnesses and they've pulled any ice cream that they think may be affected from the shelves. But still, better to be safe than sorry. So if you think you have some chilling in the freezer — which you might do, because matcha ice cream is delish — it's time to get rid of it. Toss it or bring it into your local Trader Joe's for a refund. Because nobody wants to have metallic ice cream on a sunny summer's day. Don't worry, I'm sure there are plenty of other amazing treats you can find to satiate that sweet tooth. Just use it as an excuse to stock up on other flavors.
If you're not sure if you've got contaminated material or if you're not sure what to do with it, you can see the whole statement from TJ's:
To Our Valued Customers:
We are voluntarily recalling all lot codes of Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream (SKU# 055740) because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product.
No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.
All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.
If you purchased Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund.
If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send us an email.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
Sort it out, TJ's. Your products are too delicious to take away from us. So let's make sure it's all metal-free next time, capeesh?