Everybody knows that in the hierarchy of Reese’s Cups, the pumpkins, Easter eggs and Christmas trees are at the top of the list. The peanut butter to chocolate ratio is absolutely perfect, which makes these seasonal offerings a top-tier treat.
But apparently one woman isn’t happy with Hershey for what she claims is false advertising for the Halloween version of the popular Reese’s Cups.
A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against the candy maker, claiming that the company engaged in false advertising several of their products – because they don’t really have faces on them like the packaging shows.
I’m just going to let you take that one in for a minute. A grown ass woman is suing because her Reese Cup pumpkin didn’t have a jack-o-lantern face.
The class action complaint, filed in federal court in Florida, alleges that the pictures used to market the products are “materially inaccurate” and are used in a “deceptive, false and misleading manner.”
The woman who filed the lawsuit, Cynthia Kelly, claims that she bought a pack of the peanut butter pumpkins for $4.49 back in October, believing that “the product contained a cute looking carving of pumpkin’s mouth and eyes as pictured on the product packaging.” She claims that she would not have bought the Reese’s Cups if she had known they didn’t have the faces on them.
Somehow I don’t believe that…
But apparently it’s not just the pumpkins that Kelly has a problem with. She lists a long line of Reese’s products that she claims are marketed deceptively, including Reese’s White Pumpkins, Reese’s Pieces Pumpkins, Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghost, Reese’s White Ghost, Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Shapes Assortment Snowmen, Stockings, Bells.
Kelly is asking the court to award damages in the amount of $5 million for Hershey’s “deceptive and unfair trade practices,” and has requested a jury trial for her case.
I mean, can you imagine getting a summons, having to take off work, getting to the courthouse, and finding out that you’re there because a woman is upset that there wasn’t a face carved into her peanut butter pumpkin?
Today, Hershey's was sued in a false advertising class action.
Florida consumers say they were deceived because Reese's pumpkins don't actually have jack-o-lantern faces on them: pic.twitter.com/eF8AFqskzB