A consumer has filed a lawsuit alleging that Star Snacks Co.’s Imperial Nuts Energy Blend “is deceptively marketed as containing mostly almonds, pecans and walnuts when in actuality is composed of more peanuts than all the other contents combined.” Andrews v. Star Snacks Co., No. 20-1357 (N.D. Ala., filed September 11, 2020). The plaintiff alleges she relied on the front-of-packaging displays, which list the contents as “Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Honey Roasted Sesame Sticks” and show “the more desirable nuts (almonds, pecans and walnuts) arranged more prominently on the package to create a misleading impression of the package contents.” The plaintiff alleges breach of contract, breach of warranty and violations of Alabama’s Food and Drug Law.

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