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An A&W Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed; That Ain’t Real Vanilla!

Root Beer or Cream Soda? How About an A&W Lawsuit?

In February 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against A&W and Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. for misleadingly marketing their A&W Root Beer and Cream Sodas as “made with aged vanilla.” According to the complaint (below), these sodas do not contain real vanilla and are actually made with a chemical flavor that mimics the taste of vanilla. For more information about the A&W Class Action, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The complaint states that “Root Beer and Cream Soda are inextricably linked through their association with the coffee shops of their era – the luncheonette – and their principal flavoring component – vanilla.” To that end, much of the continued success and popularity of these products are reliant on that aged vanilla taste, and consumers should not be misled with false claims and artificial flavoring.

Sheehan & Associates Are On The Case!

Our friends at Sheehan & Associates, P.C., have filed this lawsuit on behalf of all consumers who have purchased these soda products. Per the complaint, the class will consist of “all consumers in all 50 states.

To reach Sheehan & Associates, P.C., you can call them at (516) 303-0552, or you may email Mr. Sheehan directly at

A Full Copy of the A&W Lawsuit is Below:

All in all, the A&W Cream Soda and Root Beer product labels do not disclose that these sodas contain no real vanilla. Further, the products’ vanilla content is non-existent (or extremely minimal), because if there was real vanilla present, the ingredient list would have to, as permitted by law, indicate this.

Editor’s note on the A&W Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recently filed A&W Class Action Lawsuit. For more information, please shoot us an email to, find us on Twitter, FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from all of you.  Please note that this investigation piece has been sponsored by Sheehan and Associates and Consider The Consumer has received compensation for such sponsorship.

This case can be found under the reference name and number: Sharpe et al v. A & W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Case No. 19-cv-768, E. D. NY.

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1 thoughts on “An A&W Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed; That Ain’t Real Vanilla!”

  • Jackie Amato says:

    I only drink A&W root beer. Its the only soda i believe is caffeine free. Sad to hear they are cheaters. Nutritionals are so important also govt regulated!

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