Krispy Kreme is being sued for $5 million by a man who feels the company is swindling its customers by not using real fruit in its fruit-flavored doughnuts.
A class-action lawsuit filed in California on Nov. 9 claims the bakery chain uses false advertising when promoting some of its doughnuts including Glazed Raspberry Filled and Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled.
"However, unbeknownst to consumers, the 'raspberry products' uniformly do not contain any raspberries," the lawsuit alleges.
Jason Saidian, the plaintiff, is also upset Krispy Kreme's blueberry doughnuts and maple doughnuts don't contain actual blueberries or maple syrup.
Saidian apparently begrudges the company for using "nutritionally inferior ingredients," despite some doughnuts being marketed as containing "premium ingredients." He calls Krispy Kreme's conduct "unfair."
The lawsuit claims Saidian "suffered injury and lost money" as a result of Krispy Kreme's "misleading" practices. He said he is likely to buy the doughnuts in question again in the future "if they each were reformulated to include their premium ingredients."
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