Boxes of Various Nestle Candies

October 2020: The companies filed a motion for summary judgment.

April 2020: A federal judge certified a class of purchasers of candies. For more information about the case, click here.

May 2018: Plaintiffs added Ferrara Candy Company as a defendant.

2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestle U.S.A., Inc. for allegedly deceptively using slack-filled boxes for candies – including Raisinets, Buncha Crunch, Butterfinger Bites, Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, Rainbow Nerds, SweeTarts, Spree, Gobstopper, and Sno-Caps – that are approximately 48% empty space. The complaint was originally filed in February and amended in August. (Thomas et al v. Nestle U.S.A., Inc., BC649863, California State Court – Los Angeles)

For more of TINA.org’s coverage of slack-filled packaging, click here.

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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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