Everything H-E-B Shoppers Need To Know About Its Bakery Recall

If you've ever lived in or visited Texas, chances are you've shopped in a H-E-B grocery store, which Eater reports is as beloved in the Lone Star State as Wegmans is in the Northeast U.S. Founded in Kerrville in 1905, H-E-B (which are the initials of store founder Florence Butt's youngest son Howard Edward, per Texas Hill Country) is one of America's favorite grocery stores, coming in second place in a nationwide poll published January 2022, which asked 10,000 U.S. households to name their favorite grocery store (via NJ.com).

One area H-E-B stores feature is a bakery, selling items like homemade layer cakes, flour tortillas, sourdough loaves, blueberry muffins, and more, as shared on the chain's website. And if you count yourself among the many shoppers that peruse its yeasty aisles, then you might want to check your pantry, because H-E-B recently announced a recall of two brownie items.

H-E-B brownies may contain metal fragments

Oh brownies: those soft, chocolatey treats that so many love. Typically made from a mix of butter, cocoa powder, sugar, and flavorings such as vanilla extract, the treats are, ideally, free of metal. But that might not be the case with some brownies purchased from the bakery section of the supermarket chain H-E-B.

The Texas grocery chain recently announced a recall of its Two Bite Brownies for possibly containing fragments of metal. According to the announcement published on the FDA website, the affected treats were "manufactured by an outside supplier" and sold at H-E-B and Joe V's Smart Shop locations in Mexico and Texas. The issue was discovered after the chain received two customer complaints about the brownies, prompting it to recall all 12-ounce packages of Two Bite Brownies with the UPC 4122010951, as well as all Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites party trays with the UPC 4122048898.

All the affected products have been removed from store shelves, so any purchased after April 29 should be safe to eat. If you have either of the brownie packages at home, you can return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.