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Woman argues Jelly Belly misled her to think jelly beans had no sugar


Jelly Belly was sued by a California woman who claims the company tricked her into thinking there was no sugar in the jelly beans she bought,  Fox News reports. The company called the  lawsuit  "nonsense."

Jessica Gomez filed the suit in San Bernadino County against the candy company because she claims they wrongly advertised their sport beans as containing carbs, electrolytes and vitamin and as being a performance aide for athletes, according to Legal Newsline

Forbes reported that Gomez is arguing the company misled her to believe there was no sugar in the product because they used the term "evaporated cane juice," instead of sugar.

"No reasonable consumer could have been deceived by Sport Beans' labeling - Gomez could not have seen 'evaporated candy juice' without also seeing the product's sugar content on its Nutrition Facts panel," the company stated in a motion to dismiss in April. 

But unfortunately for the company, the FDA had announced in May 2016 that describing sugar as "evaporated cane juice" can mislead consumers, according to Fox News

"Plaintiff does not explain why an athlete - or anyone - would be surprised to find sugar in a product described as 'Jelly Beans'," Jelly Belly still argues. 

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