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Makers of Texas Pete hot sauce face lawsuit over product being made in North Carolina

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Texas Pete hot sauce after he learned the product isn't actually made in Texas.

Instead, the product is made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, which the lawsuit claims is false advertising.

When California resident Philip White purchased a bottle of Texas Pete at a Ralph’s supermarket in September 2021, he believed it was made in Texas, according to the complaint, filed by The Clarkson Law Firm on behalf of White on Sept. 12. in Los Angeles federal court.

The lawsuit said White wouldn’t have bought the Louisiana-style hot sauce, or would not have paid as much for it, if he knew its origin.

The complaint alleges the makers knowingly "capitalized on consumers’ desire to partake in the culture and authentic cuisine of one of the most prideful states in America."


An image of the product's back label states it is manufactured in North Carolina. But the lawsuit claims that a consumer would likely not notice. The product’s label uses “distinctly Texan” imagery, including the “famed white ‘lone’ star from the Texan flag together with a ‘lassoing’ cowboy," the complaint says.

But despite that, "there is surprisingly nothing Texas about them," it says.

"If a consumer conducted an extremely close review of the Products’ back labels, nothing would overcome the reasonable impression given by the front label that the Products are indeed made in Texas," the complaint argues.

Plaintiffs are asking the court to force T.W. Garner Food Co. to pay for damages and change its name and branding.

T.W. Garner Food Co. "has cheated its way to a market-leading position in the $3 billion hot-sauce industry at the expense of law-abiding competitors and consumers nationwide who desire authentic Texas hot sauce and reasonably, but incorrectly, believe that is what they are getting when they purchase Texas Pete," the complaint says.

The complaint argues that the Texas branding ultimately hurts smaller companies in Texas and “lawful competitors” that are trying to capitalize on the authenticity of their Texas hot sauce.

Cali Resident says it all ..... :smack:

1. Stupid
2. A Troll
3. A stupid Troll

yeah a California resident cares about Texas Small Businesses
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I see a 3 way Split

NY / Chicago / California

NY as a city sucks; Chicago as a city sucks. Also a whole bunch more Democrat-run hellscapes, but with the actual states - the whole state - none of the fifty nifty are as reprehensible as CA. There might be a tiny bright light in that state, but you have to squint hard to see it.


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There might be a tiny bright light in that state, but you have to squint hard to see it.

Northern California I think ... but like the other blue hellscapes, that is controlled by the Metropolitan Areas .. just look at VA

Northern VA, Richmond, Va Beach Area, Probably Fredrick [ full of DC Workers ] .... urban centers out vote the rural areas


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Barilla sued over product not being made in Italy

Advertised as "Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta," the popular pasta brand Barilla will face a lawsuit over allegedly misleading consumers to believe that products made in Iowa and New York were actually made in the motherland of pasta, Italy.


Barilla originated as a bread and pasta shop in Italy but is now based in Illinois. Barilla argues that its trademark is used to “invoke the company’s Italian roots through generalized representations of the brand as a whole,” not mislead buyers.

What does the lawsuit claim?​

In the original complaint, Matthew Sinatro and Jessica Prost said that because of how the company’s products are advertised, they purchased multiple boxes of Barilla spaghetti and angel hair pasta under the belief it was made in Italy with Italian ingredients.

The complaint alleges that Barilla doesn’t exclusively use Italian wheat in its products and exploits consumers who are willing to pay more for authentic Italian pasta. The company is accused of using deceptive advertising and marketing to hike up Barilla’s prices and increase profits.

The plaintiffs also claim Barilla has an unfair advantage over “lawfully acting competitors” at the expense of “unwitting consumers.”


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Woman Sues After Her Microwavable Macaroni Takes More Than Three and a Half Minutes

Yet the creamy cup claimed, “Ready in Three and a Half Minutes.”

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According to the case, the four steps…include removing a cup’s lid and cheese sauce pouch, adding water to the cup’s fill line and stirring, microwaving uncovered on high for three and a half minutes without draining, and finally stirring in the contents of the cheese sauce pouch. The filing contends that consumers…believe the mac and cheese will be ready to eat in that amount of time, not that just one of the preparation steps will be completed.

MSN makes clear Amanda has microwaver’s remorse:

[She] further states that she would not have made the purchase had she known that the product’s preparation time was longer than 3.5 minutes. The Florida resident further noted that she would either ‘not have purchased’ the product at all or ‘paid less had she known the truth’. Ramirez believes that she shelled out ‘more for the [box of eight 67-gram cups] than she would have paid’ if she had known the actual time it took to make the meal was longer than advertised.

Amanda seems like a literal kind of consumer. Hopefully, when she procured her Shells and Cheese, she didn’t also purchase Minute Rice; it takes multiple moments to open that package, too.

The plaintiff is seeking $5,000,000 in damages.

In the event that she wins, hopefully the money will allow her more time. If she can’t afford four minutes for macaroni, the lady should loosen her schedule.


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Not only do I hope she loses the lawsuit, but I hope the penalty for such a frivolous venture is to be dropped in a vat of boiling beefaroni.
Along with the law firm, after they have to pay all court costs and other legal fees.

Then again, every packed food I have seen that has a time on it, is tied to a specific wattage of microwave and has the warning about cooking times varying.


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I have an idea for one, wings at BWW, you buy 10 wings, but there is a drum and a wing, so really you bought 10 half wings.


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There's no whiskey in mini bottles of Fireball, so customers are suing for fraud

Consumers are suing Sazerac Company, Inc., the makers of Fireball whiskey, for fraud and misrepresentation, as the mini bottles of the alcoholic beverage don't actually contain whiskey.

The smaller bottles, named Fireball Cinnamon, are made from a blend of malt beverage and wine, while the whiskey-based products are called Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, according to the company website.

The 99-cent bottles are sold in 170,000 stores, including gas stations and grocery stores, prompting some customers to wonder what products they presumed to contain liquor were doing there, the complaint says.


Consumer makes assumption sues distiller for own ignorance
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