A California woman tried unsuccessfully to sue Nutella this year for false advertising. She was shocked to find that the delicious hazelnut- chocolate spread wasn’t the healthiest breakfast food for her 4-year old. The suit alleges that the commercials were misleading claiming that Nutella is part of a wholesome, balanced breakfast.
At the end of June, the ASA rejected this lawsuit, on the grounds that the commercial does not lead people to believe the product should be consumed in excessive amounts.
Although the case was dismissed, this ridiculous lawsuit is indicative of a larger problem.
It’s time to bring back personal responsibility to our state and legal system!