Most people are familiar with Fig Newtons, an iconic cookie that has been around for over a century (at least according to its Wikipedia entry). There are many other popular versions of Newtons—albeit of more recent vintage—such as raspberry and strawberry Newtons. These fruit Newtons drew the ire of plaintiff Monique Manchouck, who filed a false advertising class action in the Northern District of California—which has become known as the nation’s “Food Court” —against the makers of the cookies.
What was her beef? According to her complaint, the product packaging states that Newtons are “made with real fruit.”
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