Pepperidge Farm’s Golden Butter Crackers Lack Butter
A new class action lawsuit claims that Pepperidge Farm does not include as much butter in its Golden Butter Crackers as consumers expect.
Plaintiff Deborah Floyd of Illinois filed the class action lawsuit against Pepperidge Farm in an Illinois federal court on Monday, alleging violations of state consumer law and federal warranty laws.
Floyd claimed she purchased the product because she desired a cracker that included “more butter than usual” and lacked butter alternatives.
On the other hand, the class action lawsuit alleges that the defendant substitutes vegetable oils for butter, resulting in consumers receiving less butter.
The Class Action Lawsuit
As per the Pepperidge Golden Butter Cracker Class Action Lawsuit, Pepperidge Farm manufactures, distributes, advertises, labels, and sells the product as “Golden Butter” crackers. Therefore, consumers will be forced to think that a “butter cracker” is made with lots of butter when they see the advertisement.
The claim asserts that the bakery’s representations are deceptive since, while the product contains butter, it also contains butter alternatives – such as vegetable oils – that are listed on the ingredient list.
According to Floyd, consumers choose butter to chemically produced vegetable oils for various reasons, including taste, health, and avoiding highly processed artificial alternatives.
Additionally, she stated that vegetable oils such as soybean, canola, and sunflower oil are likewise highly oxidative. “The result is a flavor she described as beany, powdery, or fishy.”
“Golden Butter” Not So Buttery
The class action claims that the vegetable oils mask the taste of the crackers and push the butter flavor to the side. The defendant was not entitled to label the crackers as ‘Golden Butter’ but chose to do so because it is more appealing to consumers, the lawsuit contends.
According to Floyd, Pepperidge Farm sold more crackers and at a higher cost than it would have if the product had been properly labeled, resulting in increased profits at the expense of consumers.
She is suing on behalf of any Illinois citizen who purchased the Golden Butter crackers, alleging breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and unjust enrichment. Floyd is seeking class certification, an injunction, compensation, attorney’s fees, and costs.
This is not the first time Pepperidge Farm has been sued for the amount of butter in their products. In 2020, a Bronx lady filed a federal lawsuit against Pepperidge Farm, alleging that the Golden Butter Crackers are labeled falsely and misleadingly.
Editor’s Note on Pepperidge Golden Butter Cracker Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Pepperidge Farm alleging that the defendant does not include as much butter in its Golden Butter Crackers as consumers expect.
Case Name & No.: Deborah Floyd, et al., v. Pepperidge Farm, Case No. 3:21-cv-00525, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Products/Services: Golden Butter Crackers
Allegations: Golden Butter Crackers contain butter alternatives, such as vegetable oils
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