Mashed Potato Lawsuits
We have recently noticed a trend of companies slacking on using real ingredients in their products, and then going as far as doubling down and lying about their ingredient practices and recipes. Within the last year or so, a few lawsuits have been filed addressing these issues, and particularly targeted Mashed Potatoes! Go on and read a bit to find out more about these Mashed Potatoes Class Action Lawsuits, and see if you can get yourself involved.
Cases against Bob Evans (Original, Garlic, Sour Cream & Chives, Sweet Potatoes, Buttermilk Red Skin, Loaded, Savory Romano & Herb, Broccoli & Cheese), Crystal Farms/Diner’s Choice (Traditional Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Country Style Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes), and Michael Foods (Simply Potatoes products) have been filed, claiming that these companies used ingredients consumers “can pronounce,” and are found in “their grandmother’s kitchen.”
This gives the idea that when a product is composed of fewer, simpler ingredients, the final product will be much less processed and would contain fewer artificial and synthetic ingredients and preservatives that we, as consumers, actively seek to avoid!
Real Butter Claims
These cases, however, focus more on the claim of these mashed potato products using “real butter.”
Historically, consumers prefer real butter in potatoes due to the unique and unduplicated taste, and its ability to enhance the texture of the mashed potatoes. Real butter creates a better taste, mouthfeel, and overall better experience for the eater, and it should be no secret that these companies are marketing their use of real butter to better connect with buyers, and make more of a profit.
Real butter and those other common ingredients do not seem like the case though within these products, as these three mashed potato lawsuits point out. When looking at the ingredients list of these products, we see things like “butter blend” and soybean oil, instead. That doesn’t sound like real butter, now does it?
Unfortunately, these ingredients aren’t what is being advertised, nor is it what you believe you’re buying, and later eating. We must implement stricter regulations against this type of branding, as it is deceitful and unfair to consumers around the world. You deserve to be getting what you think you’re paying for!
Thought You Were Buying Mashed Potatoes with Real Butter?
If the allegations addressed above seem familiar to you, please note that our friends at Sheehan & Associates are continually looking into these matters. If affected, and believe to have purchased the products (above), please contact us for more information on these Mashed Potato Class Action Lawsuits.
Editor’s note on the Mashed Potato Lawsuits:
This piece is written about the recently filed Mashed Potato Class Action Lawsuits. For more information on these cases, please shoot us an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, 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.
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