A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the Jelly Belly Candy Company for false advertising.
According to Jessica Gomez, the company lied about their Sport Beans candy when they called it a nutritious performance aid.
In her eyes, the candies contain way too much sugar and shouldn’t be labeled as healthy.
Gomez’s attorneys claimed that the candy’s packaging lists “evaporated cane juice” as an ingredient instead of sugar “to make the product appear even more appropriate for athletes and less like a candy,” and by doing so, deceives its consumers.
“The lawsuit is about a company using an attempt at an alternative healthy term to define sugar,” attorney Ryan Ferrell said.
Jelly Belly fired back at Gomez, calling her lawsuit “nonsense.”
“No reasonable consumer could have been deceived by Sport Beans’ labeling — Gomez could not have seen ‘evaporated cane juice’ without also seeing the product’s sugar content on its Nutrition Facts label,” attorneys for the company wrote in court documents.
How moronic could someone be to believe that Jelly Belly candy is healthy in any form. It makes you wonder how someone can manage to figure out how to breathe each day.
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