Boxes of Hot Tamales

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Just Born for allegedly deceptively packaging Hot Tamales candies in slack-filled boxes that contain 55% empty space. The following day, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit for undisclosed reasons. (Francisco et al v. Just Born, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-5543, C. D. CA.)

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You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.

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