A California woman is suing Jelly Belly claiming she was tricked into believing their candy was sugar-free. She also believes that the SPAM she bought contained real meat.
The woman said the company’s “sport beans” lists evaporated cane juice as an ingredient instead of sugar. She argues Jelly Belly purposely left the word “sugar” off the label to deceive their customers. The company responded and called the lawsuit “nonsense.” They said the product’s sugar content is clearly listed on labels.
Seriously? She bought Jelly Beans and assumed they contained no sugar? They are intended to boost energy with caffeine and yes, sugar. Here is a copy of the nutrition label:
Hmm, seems to me it’s spelled out clearly. Perhaps the poor woman has lost the ability to read. Or possibly she just took the word of a friend. Who knows? She’s probably looking for an out of court settlement, which she will not receive. My presumption is that she’ll drop the suit and learn how to read nutrition labels.
This reminds me of the two times I can think of when people filed ridiculous lawsuits against McDonald’s, one blaming their obesity on the fast food chain because they weren’t aware that the food was fattening. Really? It doesn’t take a genius to determine the eating burgers and fries every day might not be the best nutrition choice.
The other was when a woman spilled hot coffee on her lap after receiving it from the drive through. Apparently the restaurant failed to tell the customer that hot coffee is hot. She received 2.9 million dollars! McDonald’s was ordered to put a warning label on the cups to warn people that their hot coffee is hot. Insane.
I think I’m going to sue the manufacturer of M&M chocolate coated peanut candy. I’ll claim that I’m allergic to nuts and they should have a warning on the peanut candy that people with nut allergies were not properly warned. Oh, and the chocolate too. I might not realize that chocolate covered peanuts might contain chocolate that can make me fat! Yes, I’ll be an idiotic millionaire!
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