California woman sues Jelly Belly for tricking her into thinking there wasn't sugar in jelly beans
Posted May 27
A California woman is suing a jelly bean company because she feels she was tricked into believing the beans didn’t have any sugar.
As Fox News reported, plaintiff Jessica Gomez of San Bernardino County, claimed that the Jelly Belly company tricked her into thinking this way.
She first brought the case against Jelly Belly last year, saying that the company’s “fancy phrasing” confused her over the ingredients.
Gomez specifically bought the Jelly Belly’s Sport Beans, which are advertised as an exercise supplement with carbohydrates, electrolytes and vitamins, almost like Powerade.
The beans list “evaporated cane juice” instead of sugar as an additional ingredient, according to Fox News.
Gomez claims the description deceives customers since the word “sugar” isn’t mentioned, FOX-30 in Jacksonville, Floriad, reported.
Jelly Belly said the lawsuit is “nonsense,” according to Forbes.
“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,” the company said, according to Forbes. “And she has pled no facts to suggest that athletes, who consume this product to sustain intense exercise, would want to avoid sugar rather than affirmatively seek it.”
Last month, a lawsuit over text messaging made national headlines. As CBS News reported, a Texas man sued a woman for texting on a date.
The plaintiff said that the woman texted during their first date, when they went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” according to the report.
The plaintiff sought $17.31 in damages, which is the price of two tickets for the movie.