Class-action suit accuses Krispy Kreme of misleading customers

Glazed doughnuts roll by on a conveyer belt at a Krispy Kreme store in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Glazed doughnuts roll by on a conveyer belt at a Krispy Kreme store in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A California man has filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against North Carolina doughnut chain Krispy Kreme.

He claims the company engaged in false advertising by giving doughnuts names that included ingredients — such as blueberry — that weren’t actually included in the pastries.

Chocolate iced raspberry filled, glazed raspberry filled, maple bar and glazed blueberry cake doughnuts and doughnut holes don’t actually contain real raspberries, maple or blueberries, respectively, the suit filed by Jason Saidian claims.

Krispy Kreme said only that it does not comment on pending or ongoing litigation. In some cases, the ingredient listings posted on the company’s website Thursday did show the ingredients in question.

Among the company’s patrons Thursday was Shawn Long of Wake Forest.

“That seems completely silly to me, just because when I got to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut, I am not expecting actually fruit in the doughnut,” he said. “I’m just expecting a tasty, sweet delicious, unhealthy product.”

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