A woman is seeking $5 million from Kellogg’s in a class-action lawsuit over the alleged lack of strawberries in the company's frosted strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts.
According to reports, the lawsuit focuses mainly on the Whole Grain Strawberry Pop-Tarts, and says the product’s name “is false, deceptive, and misleading, because it contains mostly non-strawberry fruit ingredients.”
The $5 million lawsuit alleges the filling contains more pears, apples, and red food coloring than actual strawberries.
“The amount of strawberry ingredients is insufficient not merely to provide the nutrient benefits of strawberries but to provide a strawberry taste,” the suit says. “The product’s name is misleading because strawberries are its characterizing ingredient, yet the labeling fails to disclose the product merely attempts to taste like strawberries…”
The plaintiff in the suit has demanded a jury trial and $5 million in compensation under the Class Action Fairness Act.
Kellogg’s isn't commenting on the pending litigation.