Wegmans “French Vanilla” Ice Cream Flavor Designation Class Action

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. sells an ice cream that is labeled “French Vanilla.” The complaint for this class action alleges that this designation is misleading and deceptive, because it suggests that the ice cream is flavored “only from its natural characterizing flavor, vanilla” from vanilla beans—when in fact, the complaint claims, it is not.  Read more

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Almond Breeze “Vanilla” Almondmilk and Coconut Milk Drink Class Action

Blue Diamond Growers sells a blend of almondmilk and coconut milk purported to be “Vanilla with other natural flavors” under its Almond Breeze brand. The complaint for this class action alleges that the product is improperly labeled: “The unqualified, prominent and conspicuous representations as ‘Vanilla’ [are] false, deceptive and misleading because the product contains non-vanilla  Read more

Two Cartons of Almond Breeze Product

Chobani “Vanilla” Yogurt Deceptive Labeling Class Action

A significant number of recent class actions emanating primarily from a single law firm have taken issue with the labeling of certain products as “vanilla.” The complaint for this one alleges that Chobani “Vanilla” yogurt is mislabeled, because the lack of qualifications for the designation “vanilla” implies to consumers that the flavoring comes solely from  Read more

Container of Chobani Vanilla Yogurt

McDonald’s “Vanilla” Soft-Serve Ice Cream Labeling Class Action

At its 14,000 fast-food restaurants, McDonald’s Corporation offers soft-serve or reduced-fat ice cream that it designates as “vanilla.” The “vanilla” designation is displayed on its menu boards, drive-through displays, website, and marketing materials. The complaint for this class action takes issue with this designation, claiming that it indicates that the ice cream is flavored only  Read more

McDonald's Soft-Serve Cone

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime “Vanilla” Tea Labeling Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Celestial Seasonings “Sleepytime Vanilla” tea is mislabeled, because the use of the word “vanilla” without qualifiers implies that the tea is flavored only with natural vanilla from vanilla beans. The complaint claims that this is not true.  Read more

Box of Sleepytime Vanilla Tea

Organic 365 “Vanilla” Rice Milk Labeling Class Action

Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. produces food and beverages under the Organic 365 brand, including a “vanilla” rice milk drink. The complaint for this class action alleges that the designation of this drink as “vanilla,” without any qualifications, means that the rice milk is flavored exclusively with vanilla from vanilla beans—something the complaint also alleges  Read more

Carton of Organic 365 Rice Milk

Organic 365 Honey Graham Crackers Sugar, White Flour Content Class Action

Were graham crackers named after a man called Graham? Yes, and so was graham flour—the kind of flour graham crackers are expected to contain. This complaint alleges that Organic 365 brand Honey Graham Crackers are misleadingly labeled, because they do not contain sufficient proportions of either honey or whole-grain flour.  Read more

Box of Organic 365 Honey Grahams

Bear Naked Granola Fit “V’nilla” Almond Labeling Class Action

Vanilla is the only flavor with its own standard of identity in federal law. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Kellogg Sales Company does not properly label its Bear Naked Granola Fit V’nilla Almond cereal, because the word “V’nilla” suggests that the cereal is flavored only with real vanilla.  Read more

Bear Naked Granola Fit V'nilla Almond

Orgain “Vanilla” Almondmilk Improper Labeling Class Action

Vanilla is the only flavor with its own standard of identity in federal law. The complaint for this class action alleges that Orgain, Inc. does not properly label its Orgain Vanilla Almondmilk, because the use of the word “Vanilla” without qualification leads consumers to expect that the almondmilk is flavored only with vanilla from vanilla  Read more

Carton of Orgain Vanilla Almondmilk

Starbucks Ventis Same Amount of Espresso as Grandes California Class Action

Looking at the size of a delicious Starbucks Venti drink, people may wonder if that much caffeine wouldn’t leave the consumer bouncing off the ceiling. If the complaint for this class action is correct, there’s a good reason why it doesn’t. The complaint alleges that Starbucks puts no more espresso—and thus no more caffeine—in some  Read more

Starbucks Coffee Roaster Top with Bean Bin and Three Sizes of Hot Cups