Welcome to the 21st century, where people sure candy companies for not knowing that there was sugar in the candy. For one, did she grow up under a rock? It is not common knowledge that most candy is sweetened with sugar? For two, does she not know how to read? The packing clearly states the ingredients!!
The California woman (of course she’s from Cali….all the good liberals are) is suing Jelly Belly, the maker of jelly beans, because she was “tricked” int believing they were sugar free……let that one sit for just a minute.
According to Legal News Line, Jessica Gomez, from San Bernadino county, bought the “Jelly Belly’s Sports Beans” which contain carbohydrates, electrolytes, vitamins, evaporated cane juice, and more. She claims that the “fancy phrasing” confused her because the label referred to the sugar as evaporated cane juice.
Gomez purchased Jelly Belly’s Sport Beans, a product marketed as an exercise supplement containing carbohydrates, electrolytes and vitamins, which lists “evaporated cane juice” on the label instead of citing sugar as an ingredient.
In the class action suit, Gomez claims the wording on the label is in violation of state’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Business Practices Law and False Advertising Law and is designed to intentionally deceive the health-conscious consumers being targeted by Sport Beans, Forbes reports.
Jelly Belly called the case “nonsense,” as stated in an April motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing, “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 panel.”
But Gomez seems to have the Food and Drug administration on her side.
In May 2016, the FDA announced that the term “juice” should not be usedunless referring to that of a fruit or vegetable, and that calling sugar “evaporated cane juice” is infact misleading to consumers.
The guidelines, though not law, state that “The FDA encourages firms that market sugar cane-derived sweeteners or products that contain a sugar cane-derived sweetener to review the final guidance and consider whether their labeling terminology accurately describes the basic nature and characterizing properties of the sweetener used.”
But Jelly Belly, which is headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., is still arguing that the case should be thrown out for a number of reasons, primarily because “Plaintiff does not explain why an athlete—or anyone—would be surprised to find sugar in a product described as ‘Jelly Beans’.”
I honestly don’t understand how the heck they could be on her side with this one? It isn’t Jelly Belly’s fault that the woman is too ignorant or dumb to realize that there was sugar in the candy. They covered their part by putting the label on it.
What do you think?
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