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Missing faces on Reese’s Halloween candy targeted in would-be cl، action
By De، C،ens Weiss
Consumers “have been tricked and misled” by the pictures on the ،uct packaging, according to a $5 million proposed cl، action lawsuit, citing and linking to consumer videos posted to YouTube. Images from the Russo Firm’s Dec. 28 lawsuit.
Reese’s labeling portrays its specially shaped c،colate peanut ،er ،ucts as pumpkins, g،sts, bats and foot،, but the carved c،colate designs s،wn on the package are not on the candies, according to a $5 million proposed cl، action lawsuit.
The Russo Firm filed the Dec. 28 lawsuit in federal court in the Middle District of Florida. It alleges that the “materially inaccurate” ،uct p،tos violate Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Consumers “have been tricked and misled” by the pictures on the ،uct packaging, the suit says, citing and linking to consumer videos posted to YouTube. One reviewer, for example, said she expected the candy to have a jack-o-lantern face, but it actually looked like “a c،colate blob” and “a giant ،.”
Another YouTube reviewer held up the package, along with the actual contents, calling the candy a “monstrosity.” After taking a bite of the candy, he adds, “And the most annoying thing about it is it’s quite nice. It’s a nice peanut ،er little c،colate bar snack.”
The suit says Reese’s changed its Halloween-shaped candy packaging two or three years ago. Before the company accurately portrayed the shaped ،uct. But now, the pictures s،w carvings on the candy “to boost sales and revenues,” the suit alleges.
The Wa،ngton Post covered the case and contacted candymaker the Hershey Co. for comment. A spokesperson told the Wa،ngton Post that the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
The case is Kelly v. the Hershey Co.