Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, and More Chocolate Cereals

In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Mills for allegedly misleadingly marketing that Chocolate Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Chocolate Chex, and other chocolate-based cereals are made with real cocoa on the front and back labels of the boxes when, according to the complaint, the list of ingredients discloses that the cereals actually contain “Cocoa Processed with Alkali.” (Lopez et al v. General Mills Sales, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-1841, E. D. NY.)

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