Consumers sue Hershey over alleged misleading Reese’s packaging

Consumers sue Hershey over alleged misleading Reese’s packaging

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A group of customers has filed a lawsuit in a Florida federal court against The Hershey Company, alleging that the company misled consumers by not including the "carved out artistic designs" displayed on some Reese’s Peanut Butter packaging on the actual chocolates.

According to USA Today, Nathan Vidal, Debra Kennick, Abdjul Martin, and Eduardo Granados filed the lawsuit on Friday in the Southern District of Florida. They are acting on behalf of themselves and others who "purchased a Reese’s Peanut Butter product based on a false and deceptive representation of an artistic carving contained on said product."

The plaintiffs claim that Hershey misrepresented several Reese's Peanut Butter products by featuring "explicit carved out artistic designs" on the wrappers, while the actual candies inside are "blank." The complaint cites several specific products, including Reese’s Medal, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin, Reese’s White Ghost, Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs.

The lawsuit is open to other consumers who purchased a Reese's Peanut Butter product in Florida within the past three years, during which time the carvings appeared on packages. These consumers may be eligible to join the class action if it is certified.

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