Lawsuit: No fruit in Krispy Kreme fruit-filled doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Vitamin Lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WFMY) -- Here's something that may seem hard to believe: Vitamin content is part of a lawsuit involving Winston-Salem based Krispy Kreme doughnuts. A man is taking the company to court for what he calls false advertising.

The lawsuit is all about the doughnuts believed to contain fruit, and specifically named the raspberry crème filled and blueberry cake doughnuts. 

The plaintiff, a California man, says he bought the raspberry filled doughnut because raspberries are rich in Vitamins C, K, potassium and dietary fiber. But when he checked the nutritional guide, he found the raspberry doughnut doesn't say it contains actually raspberries. He found the same thing with the blueberry cake, that it didn't contain any blueberries and that the maple bar didn't contain any actual maple syrup. It went on to say that since they didn't contain any real fruit, he didn't get the vitamins he expected.

So the lawsuit accuses Krispy Kreme of false advertising and they're trying to get a more people to join the suit and make it a class action lawsuit.

Krispy Kreme hasn't filed a response to the lawsuit yet.

 

This isn't the first time a claim about vitamin content landed a doughnut company in hot water. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, a company claimed a product called Vitamin Donuts was made with a special flour enriched with Vitamin B back in the 1940s. But the FDA didn't buy it! They said the company could only call the product "enriched flour donuts." So the company dropped the product.

By the way, today's doughnuts have more vitamins in their flour than those so-called 'vitamin donuts' did.
So you're getting at least some some vitamins in each bite.

(© 2016 WFMY)


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