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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:15 PM

White Chocolate Class Action Can Proceed

White Chocolate Class Action Can Proceed

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Ghirardelli is still on the hook in a federal class action that complains its white chocolate chips do not contain any white chocolate.

Scott Miller bought a package of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips in June, and discovered the next day that they did not taste like white chocolate.

"He reviewed the ingredients list on the packaging and noticed that the white chips contained no white chocolate, cocoa, or cocoa butter," according to U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler's background summary.

In his class action, Miller claimed Ghirardelli misrepresented the white chocolate content in its chocolate chips, wafers, white chocolate flavor, mocha mix, and frappes.

He sued for violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, false advertising, unfair competition, and common-law fraud.


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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. I thought white chocolate wasn't real chocolate..?


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Response to Quantess (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:12 PM

2. It must contain cocoa butter, but it doesn't contain cocoa solids

It contains a minimum of 20 percent cocoa butter, a minimum of 14 percent of total milk solids, a minimum of 3.5 percent milkfat, and a maximum of 55 percent nutritive carbohydrate sweeteners.



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