KIND Snack Bars
April 2015: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Kind, LLC for allegedly misleadingly marketing four of its snack bars, specifically KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, KIND Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and KIND Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants. According to the complaints, the company markets the snack bars as, among other things, “healthy,” being a “good source of fiber,” and as containing “no trans fat” without meeting the requirements to make such claims. Click on the case information to see the complaint in each case.
- Kaufer et al v. Kind, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-2878, C. D. CA.
- Galvez et al v. Kind LLC d/b/a Kind Foods LLC, Case No. 15-cv-3082, C. D. CA.
A similar class-action lawsuit was filed against the company the same month, this time for allegedly falsely representing that several varieties of snack bars – including KIND Fruit & Nut Bars, KIND Plus Bars, KIND Nuts & Spices Bars, and KIND Healthy Grains® Bars – are “all natural” when they actually contain unnatural ingredients. The plaintiffs also claim that the company falsely represents that products – including KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, KIND Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and KIND Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants – are healthy when they actually do not meet the FDA requirements to make such claims (i.e., the products contain unhealthy levels of saturated fat). (Cooper et al v. Kind LLC, Case No. 15-cv-1872, N. D. CA.)
For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Kind, LLC and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.