According to the lawsuit, Krispy Kreme has conducted “false and misleading business practices” because donuts that claim to be “Glazed Raspberry Filled,” “Glazed Blueberry Cake” and “Maple Iced Glazed” doughnut and doughnut-holes, aren’t made with real fruit or maple.

“Unbeknownst to Plaintiff and other consumers, the Raspberry Products do not contain actual raspberries, the Maple Products do not contain actual maple syrup or maple sugar and the Blueberry Products do not contain actual blueberries,” according to the lawsuit.

I know what you are thinking. This ruins my diet! This ruins Whole30! What will Paleo Meal Plan do now? Well…maybe you really aren’t thinking that? But it does make us lose faith in our belief of donuts. Right?  I’m talking core values! A claim that the donuts are made with “nutritionally inferior ingredients”.

The 32-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, is seeking class action status for all those claims relating to purchases of donuts. The lawsuit claims that people would not have bought these donuts if they had known that Krispy Kreme was not making these donuts with “naturally occurring products” with “proven health benefits”.

Just a final thought. I am glad to see a lawsuit filed if fraud is occurring. However, I suspect that people really aren’t buying these donuts for “proven health benefits”, as listed in the lawsuit. Just a hunch.

Something tells me that these donuts were not being made for marathon runners. Next thing you know, someone will tell me that blueberry pancakes are not good for me either. Come on!

And for our pic o’ day, this example of “false advertising” that was sent to me made me laugh:

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