In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against A & W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that A & W Root Beer and Cream Sodas are “made with aged vanilla” when, according to plaintiffs, the sodas do not contain real vanilla and are actually made with a chemical flavor that mimics the taste of vanilla. (Sharpe et al v. A & W Concentrate Company and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
, Case No. 19-cv-768, E. D. NY.)