As a kid, there was absolutely nothing better than begging your mom to make you some Mac n’ Cheese and seeing her reach into the cabinet and pull out a box of the blue stuff. Also, as an adult who can shop for himself, there’s absolutely nothing better than shame-eating an entire box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese and justifying it by saying, “Oh, I’ll just go to the gym tomorrow.” You won’t. You and I both know you won’t, but that cheesy taste will sure cure what ails ya…unless you manage to ingest small pieces of metal that might be in your box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese.
Kraft Foods is recalling boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni and Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. How many is “some”? A cool 6.5 million sold throughout Puerto Rico, South America, the Caribbean, and the good old U.S. of A. The boxes are marked with a “best when used by” date between September 18th, 2015 and October 11th, 2015, and are marked with the secret code “C2.” That’s 242,000 cases.
So, if you’ve got one of those codes, congratulations, there’s a prize inside that could kill you!
I can’t help but be reminded of this classic moment from my favorite Simpsons episode, “Round Springfield.” No, not when Bleeding Gums Murphy dies, which I still can’t watch without crying; this part:
That’s right, when Bart eats the jagged, metal Krusty-O and has to have his appendix removed. Badass.
A spokesperson for Kraft Foods Group Inc. said they are aware of eight incidents of consumers finding metal in the boxes, but there are no reported injuries so far. Kraft encourages consumers to return the Mac n’ Cheese the store where they bought it for a full refund and urges them not to eat it. Sure, you totally shouldn’t try to eat metal Mac n’ Cheese. You should totally be safe and return it…if you’re a cheese-eating surrender monkey..
[via NBC Philadelphia]