A Florida woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Hershey after the company allegedly “duped” her with “deceptive” packaging for its seasonal Reese's chocolates.
Cynthia Kelly of Tampa claimed that the shapes of chocolates displayed on the packages did not match those on the products, including pumpkins, ghosts, footballs, bats, snowmen and bell-shaped candy bars.
“Hershey's product labels are materially misleading and many consumers have been deceived and misled by the images on the product packaging,” it says in documents filed with the court and seen by the New York Post.
The American decided to continue working after purchasing pumpkin-shaped chocolate. She said she was disappointed not to see the eyes and mouth etched into the chocolate as shown on the package. She also added that she would not have bought the product, which sold for $4.49, if she saw that the label details were lacking.
If successful, the class action lawsuit will affect “all consumers in Florida who purchased any of the products.
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