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Imitation Product or Imitation Ingredients Not So Labeled

Belmont Vanilla Light Ice Cream Package

This class action is one in a number of recent ones that take issue with ice creams labeled as being “vanilla” flavor, or containing “vanilla” ice cream. Vanilla is the second more expensive flavoring in the world (after saffron), and the complaints allege that companies are finding ways to get around labeling laws. In this case, the complaint alleges that Aldi, Inc. deceptively labels some of its vanilla ice creams in its Belmont and Sundae Shoppe lines.

Container of Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt Showing the "Vanilla with Other Flavors" Designation

Have you been a victim of “food fraud”? The complaint for this class action alleges that this offense is growing, and it alleges that Danone North America, LLC is guilty of it in presenting some of its Dannon and Oikos yogurt products as being vanilla flavor.

A&W Root Beer Float

What “primary flavoring component” do root beer and cream soda have in common? The complaint for this class action says it’s vanilla. It also says that the makers of these sodas—A&W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc.—do not use real vanilla in their products, or at least use very little of it.

Jar of Nuts 'N More White Chocolate Peanut Spread

Nuts ’N More makes a white chocolate peanut spread. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action claims that the product is misbranded because it does not contain real white chocolate.