A Chocolate Recall For Valentine's Day

Yeah that’s how we celebrate here at Consumerist.

From the FDA:

See’s Candies, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling 16-ounce bags of See’s Candies Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips because the product may contain undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips [FDA]


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  1. snazz says:

    finally VINDICATION for being a sad sack today

  2. Snarkysnake says:

    That chick on the package is HOT !

  3. aislynn85 says:

    You mean there’s not normally any milk products in chocolate..?

  4. MercuryPDX says:

    @Snarkysnake: Yes, that Mary See is quite the looker.

    The only holiday chocolate I like:

    + Watch video

  5. Cialis Cooper says:

    This is the exact reason that I refuse to get my wife a Valentines Day present. Thanks, again, See’s.

  6. Joafu says:

    @MercuryPDX: Aahahaha, I love creme eggs!

  7. Half Beast says:

    A candy maker leaves out allergens
    Screws those with lactose intolerance

  8. Amelie says:

    This is just stupid. We need to protect the people who may not realize that chocolate often contains milk, but we can let the rest of the population go to hell by letting poison crap from China.

  9. Sherryness says:

    At least it’s not e.Coli

  10. theblackdog says:

    @MercuryPDX: Much love for the creme eggs (and caramel eggs)!

  11. @zouxou: Seriously, chocolate doesn’t have milk? Most LI folks I know avoid chocolate like the plague.

  12. APFPilot says:

    The Company is part of Berkshire Hathway, they have deep pockets for anyone that has a reaction.

  13. shadow735 says:

    Wait doesnt chocolate have milk in it? So what exactly is the point of this recall?

  14. shadow735 says:

    @theblackdog: I once ate 10 Cadbury creme eggs in a row. OMG I had a huge tummy ache

  15. timmus says:

    Undeclared traces of milk? REAL milk, and not like cocoa butter or something? Mmmmm… send all those recalled bags to ME.

  16. UpsetPanda says:

    i don’t know…i always thought chocolate had milk. even my mom, who is LI, eats chocolate.

  17. wallspray says:

    Anyone who gets someone Semi-Sweet chocolate chips for valentines day is a dick.

  18. Shevek says:


    So far as I know, it depends on the brand and the recipe. A fair number of dark chocolates don’t have any milk in them, for example (although some do).

  19. flowergirl says:

    milk chocolate has milk. there are actually quite a few vegan chocolates out there, but you have to read the labels REAL carefully. try scharfenberger’s 70% cocoa. mmmmmmmmmmm…………..

  20. shadow735 says:

    Vegan chocolate, now I have heard everything. I could neve be vegan I love my bloody steaks too much.

  21. AlexPDL says:

    Oh that is sad “undeclared” milk? Come on! LI people don’t do chocolate. They go after poor little See’s and roll right past dangerous crap from China!

  22. guroth says:

    Technically only milk chocolate and white chocolate contain milk (of course technically white chocolate is not chocolate at all)

    Dark chocolate and it’s variants, bittersweet and semisweet, are not supposed to contain milk.

  23. Hexnut says:

    Wallspray is right. Semi sweets are for breaking up.

  24. dmolavi says:

    sucks to be them…they’re on Modern Marvels right now :)

  25. bmwloco says:

    Nothing here of interest. Come on, move on please.

  26. rouftop says:

    Just finished rolling chocolate ganache truffles for my baby. Mmmmmm!

  27. cccdude says:

    I’m sorry – but having to *declare* that chocolate might have traces of milk is like declaring there *might* be some oil on your engine block.

    Lawyers Vs Common Sense, round 16,125,456

  28. theblackdog says:

    @wallspray: What if you bought those chocolate chips to make cookies for your sweetie? :-P

  29. HeartBurnKid says:

    @shadow735: Semisweet chocolate generally doesn’t have milk, no. Milk chocolate does, hence the name “milk chocolate”.

  30. bbbici says:

    If i had a critical dairy or nut allergy i would just assume all chocolate products have trace amounts of them unless specifically stated to the contrary.

  31. sickofthis says:

    I discovered See’s Candy at Christmas. They are goooood. The famous I Love Lucy scene where she and Ethel are on the candy assembly line was filmed at See’s.

  32. halloweenjack says:

    @cccdude: I’m sorry, but you don’t have a clue. It took me about thirty seconds to find out that dark chocolate (including semi-sweet) doesn’t have milk in it.