Excerpt from BuzzFeed
Written by Venessa Wong
As much as America tries to make sense of last week’s election, one California man is boldly looking to the future, filing a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Krispy Kreme.
In his lawsuit, Los Angeles resident Jason Saidian says Krispy Kreme misled the public by naming its doughnuts in a way that led people to believe they contained vitamin-rich fruits, despite them being completely fruit-free.
Specifically at issue: Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled, Glazed Raspberry Filled, and Glazed Blueberry Cake doughnuts and Glazed Blueberry Cake doughnut holes — all of which, the lawsuit says, contain no raspberries or blueberries. The health-conscious and misguided doughnut eater also learned that the chain’s Maple Iced Glazed and Maple Bar doughnuts contain no maple syrup.
Saidian claims he and other defrauded consumers paid a premium for doughnuts that supposedly contained healthy ingredients.