Wegmans is Being Sued Over Their Vanilla Ice Cream
This is why we can't have nice things. Wegmans is being sued over their vanilla ice cream.
Wegmans is the subject of a class-action lawsuit because - according to the lawsuit - their vanilla ice cream doesn't contain any vanilla. Mind you, it contains vanilla flavoring, but not actual vanilla.
Stop the planet. I want to get off.
The lawsuit says "The Products’ vanilla ice cream is not flavored only by vanilla but contains flavors derived from non-vanilla sources, which is misleading to consumers," reports CNYCentral.com.
Wegmans says they didn't deceive anyone. I guess we'll see how this plays out in the courts.
You may recall a similar lawsuit over the lack of genuine ginger in Canada Dry Ginger Ale. In this case, Canada Dry labelling said the product is "Made from Real Ginger." There's an $11.2 million settlement. Over ginger.
Before you get yourself up in arms, let me tell you about a few products that definitely DO NOT contain the ingredients you may think they do:
- Oyster crackers - no actual oysters
- Captain Crunch - no captains in there
- Three Musketeers - there might be three of something, but it's not musketeers
- Half-moons - nothing actually lunar in there
- Rocky Mountain oysters - let's just say, if you're looking for seafood...no.
Starbucks, on the other hand, isn't falling for the whole "I'm gonna sue you" thing: since 2015, their Pumpkin Spice Latte has contained actual pumpkin puree.