Boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers Candy
2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against The Hershey Company. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2016 and amended in 2017, alleges that the company deceptively uses slack-filled packaging for Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy. According to the complaint, boxes of Reese’s Pieces are 29% empty space and boxes of Whoppers are 41% empty space. (Bratton et al v. The Hershey Company, Case No. 16-cv-4322, W.D. MO.)
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