First, you have to get over the fact that there are beans made of jelly. Then, you have to come to terms with the fact that they have sugar in them. What’s next? They’re not healthy for you?
Some people in this world bring the most frivolous lawsuits into the court of law. There are very serious matters out there that judges have to solve. And then, there is a case like this that actually might be gaining some support for some odd reason.
The case begins when California resident Jessica Gomez started buying the Sport Beans that Jelly Belly makes. They are still jelly beans, only they target athletes with a lot of the good stuff in them like vitamin C and electrolytes. Taking a mouthful of those before a workout should give you a burst of energy and increase your endurance during your routine.
There is even an extreme version that has caffeine in them. But in no way is anyone supposed to get the idea that the jelly beans have no sugar in them. Yet, this case is going to court and the FDA is even behind Jessica Gomez’s stance on the issue. Of course, the FDA doesn’t really have a say in the matter. But they do think that labeling is the reason Jessica Gomez had no idea that sugar was in the jelly beans.
The Ingredient Is Listed First
The label lists “evaporated cane juice” as its first ingredient. That’s another way of saying “sugar.” But Jessica thought that was some sort of healthy juice in the athlete targeting sport beans. The sad case is that it’s sugar and everyone in their right mind would know that jelly beans have sugar in them, no matter what kind they are.
The fact of the matter is that nowhere on the package does it say “sugar-free.” That’s kind of the buzzword for products that are supposed to not have sugar in them. Even then, products that have “sugar-free” on the label seem to still have sugar in them. All it takes is for someone to look at the Nutrition Facts on the label where it clearly states there is sugar in the product.
The Nutrition Facts Say There Is Sugar In Them
Who knows how far this law suit is going to go. But it looks like it has to be taken seriously until a judge finally says he’s had enough. A little common sense should go a long way. It seems that all anyone has to do is sit Jessica Gomez down and explain to her that “evaporated cane juice” means sugar. But this doesn’t appear to be the only case in which someone was confused on the matter.
Another California resident, Katie Kane is suing Chobani over their listing of “evaporated cane juice” to mislead her into buying their Greek yogurt. Katie is also relying on information from the FDA to win her case. The FDA’s side is simple: They think the ingredient should simply be listed as sugar. While that could be the case, what is wrong with listing the ingredient the way they feel as long as it’s accurate?