Lawsuit Claims Ginger Ale Isn't Make With Ginger

August 2, 2018

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A New York woman is angry at Canada Dry ginger ale. In particular Julie Fletcher has filed a lawsuit claiming Canada Dry Ginger Ale contains little to no ginger. She accuses the parent company, Dr. Pepper, of misleading her by promoting its ginger ale as "Made with real ginger." Fletcher's attorney states that she believed this meant that Canada Dry was made using ginger root and was, as a result, a healthier alternative to regular sodas. However the label on Canada Dry ginger ale lists carbonated water and high fructose corn syrup as the two main ingredients and only that the soda is flavored with "natural flavors." Fletcher claims the years of false advertising hurt her economically, and she is asking for an unspecified amount of damages. She also wants to turn her legal challenge into a class-action lawsuit open to other consumers. Similar suits are pending in Massachusetts and California. Dr. Pepper states that contrary to what Fetcher claims in her suit, ginger is used to make the “natural flavoring” added to Canada Dry ginger ale.

SOURCE: The Buffalo News

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