Select Region
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions
Hostess Recall Alert – Snack Cakes May Contain Dangerous Residue

Hostess Recall Alert – Snack Cakes May Contain Dangerous Residue


Parents and friends of kids (or adults) with peanut-related allergies and other adverse reactions, take note. 710,000 cases of Hostess treats have been recalled due to possible contamination from a peanut residue.

This is a voluntary recall made by the Hostess company because of a recall made by their supplier of flour, Grain Craft, due to peanut residue found in some of their lots of flour which is used in the Hostess goods.

If you have any of the following products in your home and are concerned about peanut contamination, get rid of these boxes immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a complete refund. All recalled foods have a “best by” date on the packaging of May 2016 or June 2016. No other Hostess items aside from those below have been recalled or effected by this residue.



Items being recalled are:

Chocodiles, Ding Dongs, Zingers, Chocolate Donuts, Crunch Donuts, Devils Food Donuts, Glazed Mini Donuts, Maple Donuts, and Powder Donuts. The entire recalled list of snack goods can be found here.

With so many kids affected by peanut allergies and reactions, your best bet is to be safe rather than sorry and get a refund for these products ASAP. 

RELATED: Find Health and Wellness Resources Near You

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates on fun events and other family activities in your area.

Melissa A. Kay

Author: Melissa A. Kay is a writer, editor, and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in the publishing field in the areas of family, beauty, health, employment, lifestyle, entertainment, and more. She lives in Manhattan with her loving husband and inspiring cat, and enjoys reading, fitness, cooking, music, and the amazing experiences New York has to offer. See More

Featured Listings:

Children's Museum of Manhattan (The)

Children's Museum of Manhattan (The)

New York, NY For more than thirty years CMOM has been a destination and resource where families of all backgrounds come to learn, play and grow together. At CMOM, ...

Bruce Museum

Bruce Museum

Greenwich, CT Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, is a world-class, community-based institution highlighting art,...

Windward School

Windward School

White Plains, NY Our four-week program is designed for all students who want to improve their skills or enrich their knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, math, ...

Lana's Gymnastics Club

Lana's Gymnastics Club

Flushing, NY Gymnastics is a great sport for children of all ages. Gymnastics classes offer a variety of benefits: physical activity promotes exercise, coaches and...