Lily's Sweets Is Recalling This Walmart Exclusive Product

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If you love chocolate candies and snacks but do your best to eat healthy, you might be familiar with Lily's Sweets. The official website shares Lily's produces no-sugar-added, stevia-sweetened chocolates such as coconut dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate peanut butter cups, and white chocolate baking chips. Founded back in 2010 by former health food store owner Cynthia Tice, Lily's cites a "commitment to better sweets," utilizing non-GMO, gluten-free, and certified Fair Trade ingredients where possible.

Over the winter holiday season, the company marketed a limited time only, Walmart-exclusive baking chocolate that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced Lily's is voluntarily recalling. So if you haven't yet worked your way through the holiday pile-up of sweets and treats or you still have bags and boxes of Christmas candies kicking around your cupboard, read on to find out if the Lily's recall will affect you.

Some Lily's peppermint white chocolate baking chips have soy in them

If you love holiday baking, and you shop at Walmart, you might have picked up a bag of Lily's peppermint flavor baking chips last month. The white chocolate style, stevia-sweetened chips (via Amazon) would have made a great addition to Christmas cookies — that is, if you don't have an allergy to soy.

On January 14, the FDA announced Lily's voluntary recall of 18,855 cases of seven-ounce bags of the peppermint chips due to the possible presence of soy lecithin, an emulsifier commonly used in chocolate making (via Global Organics). According to the FDA's release, the peppermint chips don't contain soy lecithin, but due to a manufacturing error, some of the bags had pieces of a different white candy mixed in, and those candies were found to contain the ingredient. Although the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) cites that it's rare for those with a soy allergy to react to soy lecithin, the soy-allergic might try to avoid the ingredient just in case. That's why Lily's decided to recall all remaining bags of its peppermint chips — and why you might want to get rid of them if soy lecithin is a concern for you.