Do you like donuts? A lot of us do, but do you expect to get vitamins from your donut? Well, there’s a new lawsuit out there that claims Krispy Kreme donuts don’t have the vitamins they should. So, is this a case of false advertising, or is this a donut fan expecting too much?
Are Fruit Fill Krispy Kreme Donuts False Advertising?
A California man went to his local Krispy Kreme shop and ordered a raspberry crème filled donut. He says he usually orders the confectionary treat because raspberries have vitamins C, K, and other health benefits. So, the man was surprised when he read the nutrition facts label and didn’t find raspberries in the ingredients list. Worse yet, he discovered that raspberries weren’t the only missing ingredients in Krispy Kreme products.
As it turns out, Krispy Kreme’s blueberry cake donut actually doesn’t contain blueberries. And what about the company’s maple bars? Nope, there’s no maple syrup to be found in those either. The California man was so taken aback by this discovery that he decided to take the donut company to court.
A lawsuit has now been filed against Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The case claims $5 million in damages for false advertising, but do you think it has a chance? In the past, courts have upheld similar false advertising cases. StarKist Tuna lost a case for putting less tuna than advertised in its cans. Even further back, a brand called Vitamin Donuts was taken to court because the FDA didn’t agree that its donuts were made with specially enriched vitamin flour. The FDA said the company could only say it used enriched flour, so the product was taken off the market.
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