Werther’s Original Sugar Free Chew Caramels

June 2018: A federal judge dismissed this action because the parties reached a confidential settlement agreement.

February 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Storck USA for allegedly deceptively marketing Werther’s Original Sugar Free Chew Caramels. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that the non-transparent bags of candy are approximately 60% empty space and that the label on the packaging misrepresents that the candy will “only cause a small rise in blood glucose levels” when, according to the complaint, the candy contains maltitol syrup, which has a significant effect blood sugar levels.(Kpakpoe-Awei et al v. Storck USA, L.P., Case No. 18-cv-1086, S. D. NY.)

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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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