In July 2019, a Friendly’s Class Action Lawsuit was filed and accuses the brand of allegedly misleadingly marketing their vanilla ice cream products. Insofar, the complaint alleges that the company claims that the flavor in its vanilla ice cream comes from vanilla beans, when, according to the plaintiffs, the ingredient list blatantly shows that the products contain “Natural Flavor” instead of vanilla flavor or vanilla extract.
Similarly, the plaintiff’s also claim that Friendly’s adds ingredients to make the color of the ice cream look more like they have been flavored with vanilla beans.
Since 1935, Friendly’s has been a trusted name in Ice Cream, serving many of us throughout our lives. We all recognize their welcoming cursive font, and friendly, signature deep red branding. This practice is unjust as consumers should not be misled with false claims and artificial flavoring—you should be getting what you pay for! Friendly’s should not be able to cut corners and pass off a faux product for a real product!
A full copy of the Friendly’s Lawsuit is below:
All in all, Friendly’s product labels do not disclose that its ice cream products contain no real vanilla. Further, the products’ vanilla content is non-existent (or extremely minimal), because if there was real vanilla included, the ingredient list would have to indicate this, as permitted by law.
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Our friends at Sheehan & Associates, P.C., have filed this lawsuit on behalf of all consumers who have purchased these products. Per the complaint, the class will consist of “all consumers in all 50 states.”
Editor’s note on the Friendly’s Class Action Lawsuit:
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