People Are Flipping Out About the Goldfish Cracker Recall
Like a love of dinosaurs and the chicken pox, Goldfish crackers are a pillar of childhood. Unfortunately for kids and adults still snacking on animal-shaped snacks, four types of Goldfish crackers have been recalled. Pepperidge Farm announced the recall Tuesday, upsetting anyone holding a bag of Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, or Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.
Every recall upsets people who are clearing something delicious out of their cupboards. But the Goldfish recall appears to have struck a nerve. Across social media, people expressed disappointment about their favorite snack. A weird number of people noted that they were eating the crackers as they read the recall notice. (Some, unperturbed by the announcement, didn't bother to stop eating.)
*sees Goldfish are trending while eating Goldfish*— Rebecca 🇺🇸 (@rebeccaxdoss) July 24, 2018
*reads why they're trending*
If any of y’all were wondering today is the worst day of my life. I’ve just recently found out that there has been a recall on goldfish crackers.— mikayla (@mikaylawhitus) July 24, 2018
I don’t mind when lettuce gets recalled, but now GOLDFISH cmon people— sarah volpe (@svolpeeee) July 24, 2018
U can recall goldfish crackers all u want but all this talk about goldfish only gonna make me wanna eat em more!!!!!!— natalie (@natalamb) July 24, 2018
And yes, I am an adult with zero children in the house who eats goldfish for a snack regularly. Come at me.— Alanna (@flakypickle) July 24, 2018
GOLDFISH ARE BEING RECALLED FOR SALMONELLA WHAT THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT NOw— murteenuh (@martinabeelopez) July 24, 2018
Goldfish and Little Debbie Sweet Cakes recalled in the same week...My family will starve!— Peggy M Bracey (@Pegmelia) July 24, 2018
Xtra cheddar goldfish were recalled because the cheese powder could possibly give you salmonella. My life is ruined.— Lindsey Jones (@lindseyjones10_) July 24, 2018
And how could the reaction to the recall be complete without people repurposing the "Pepperidge Farm Remembers" meme for these troubled days of snacking?
Remember when you got salmonella from your chicken, not your goldfish? Pepperidge Farm remembers.— Rusty Shackleford (@BustyRackleford) July 24, 2018
Like the recent recall of Ritz Crackers, this recall is linked to a whey powder contamination. It's best to toss the crackers if the ones in your cupboard match any of the recalled products. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Go for a banana if you're in dire need of a snack. No matter how good pretzel Goldfish crackers are, it's not worth the risk.