belfebe (belfebe) wrote,


Gah! My favorite protein bar brand, Detour, has sent me an email doing a voluntary recall of some of their product due to the fact that it may contain roasted peanuts from the company that sold the salmonella contaminated ones.

This was a voluntary recall, as nothing as shown that any of their product has caused anyone to get sick. I have to say, that was mighty nice of them.

Unfortunately, the serial numbers coincided with one box that we have already opened and mostly finished. I had to toss it, and I don't know when we'll be able to get more. That particular flavor is "backordered" everywhere. I think that they are erring on the side of caution and recalling everything at every store. And I really appreciate it. I don't know if other companies are doing anything like that, but this one is awesome. They even sent the the serial numbers to check on my bars.

So the bad news is that it will be a while before we can get our favorite bar. Marcellus suggested getting someting similar in a different brand. However, I don't know if the other brands have done any voluntary recalls. For the time being, I think I'll be sticking by the flavor that we ordered when everything was backordered, which is not on the list of potentially contaminated ones (Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter), and which is a type we had not tried before. (Yeah, it's peanut flavored, but apparently the peanuts were from a different source.)

This bar is low sugar and actually tastes pretty good. Marcellus tried it when we had just gotten it and was not impressed. However, the bars had been sitting outside our doorstep for hours in the freezing cold (I order them by mail), and they were hard as a rock and nearly flavorless as a result. I had one this morning at normal temperature, and they are quite yummy.

And yes, I am sticking by Detour. Any company that emails their clients and does a voluntary recall, has earned my loyalty.
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