Nerds, Runts, and Other Candies

In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ferrara Candy Company for allegedly falsely advertising that its candies – including Nerds, Runts, and Everlasting Gobstoppers – do not contain artificial flavors when, according to plaintiffs, they contain the synthetic ingredient malic acid. (Gruber et al v. Ferrara Candy Co., Case No. 19-cv-4700, N. D. IL.)

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