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A California woman is suing the makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans, claiming she was tricked into believing one of the company’s candy products was free of sugar.
The plaintiff, Jessica Gomez of San Bernadino County, first brought the case against the candy company earlier this year, blaming “fancy phrasing” for her confusion over the ingredients, according to Legal News Line.
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.
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’.”
Source: NEW YORK POST