Latest News

Woman suing Jelly Belly because she did not know their jelly beans contained sugar

By Mason White 12:09 PM May 30, 2017
Jelly Beans (illustration)
Jelly Beans (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A woman filed a class action lawsuit against Jelly Belly because she did not know their Sport Beans jellies contained sugar.

Jessica Gomez of San Bernadino County, California, filed the
Lawsuit against the candy maker, claiming that she had no idea that their Sport Beans contained sugar.

The Sport Beans are marketed as an exercise supplement.
On the Jelly Belly company’s website, the Sport Beans are advertised as supplements that is “scientifically formulated to maximize sports performance.”

The company wrote that the jellies are “clinically proven to maximize sports performance as each bean is loaded with carbs for fuel, electrolytes to help maintain fluid balance and vitamins to optimize energy release.”

Gomez said that company used “fancy phrasing” such as “evaporated cane juice,” which is a form of sugar, on the packaging, tricking her into believing that the product was sugar-free.

Gomez claims the “wording on the label are in violation of the state’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Business Practices Law and False Advertising Law, and is designed to intentionally deceive the health-conscious consumers.”

The FDA does not allow the term of “juice” to be used unless referring to that of a fruit or vegetable.

Jelly Belly is trying to get the lawsuit dismissed. They claim
That “Gomez could not have seen the words ‘evaporated cane juice’ without also seeing the product’s sugar content on its Nutrition Facts panel.”