A Woman Is Suing Jelly Belly, Claims She Didn’t Know Jelly Beans Contain Sugar

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A woman is suing Jelly Belly because she claims she didn't know jelly beans contain sugar, PEOPLE reports.

Jessica Gomez, of San Bernadino County, filed a lawsuit earlier this year alleging that “fancy phrasing” on Jelly Belly's packaging led her to believe she was purchasing a sugar-free product, which was obviously not the case considering she was buying jelly beans.

Gomez purchased Jelly Belly Sport, which tout the addition of carbohydrates, electrolytes and vitamins. The class action suit states that the ingredient label violates the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Business Practices Law and False Advertising Law in California, by intentionally confusing so-called health-conscious consumers.

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The beans list “evaporated cane juice” as an ingredient, not sugar, but the product's nutrition facts do include its sugar content.

In response, Jelly Belly called the suit "nonsense."

“Plaintiff does not explain why an athlete—or anyone—would be surprised to find sugar in a product described as ‘Jelly Beans,' " the company argued.

However, the FDA decided last year that the word juice cannot be used to describe anything that does not come from a fruit or vegetable.

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