A proposed class action claims International Delight French Vanilla Coffee Creamer has been falsely advertised in that it contains no cream or dairy ingredients.
The 12-page lawsuit alleges defendant Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation has substituted water and palm oil in place of dairy cream in its International Delight “Coffee Creamer” product in order to reduce costs.
Per the case, reasonable consumers are “misled to expect the presence of cream” based on the “coffee creamer” and “delightfully creamy” representations on the product’s front label. In truth, the creamer does not contain cream or other dairy ingredients, aside from a minimal amount of sodium caseinate, a “milk derivative,” the suit says.
According to the lawsuit, consumers value cream for its taste and nutritive properties, including protein, calcium and vitamins. The case claims consumers would not have purchased the International Delight French Vanilla coffee creamer, or would have paid less, had they known the product does not contain cream.
The lawsuit looks to represent anyone in Texas, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Virginia, Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa, South Carolina or Utah who purchased the International Delight French Vanilla Coffee Creamer during the applicable statute of limitations period.
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