You know when you buy a huge box of candy at the movie theater, then you open it and you’re super bummed to find out it’s half empty? Yeah . . . someone is FINALLY taking a stand against that.
A woman named Biola Daniel from New York City just filed a federal lawsuit against Tootsie Roll Industries because she says they’re intentionally underfilling their boxes of Junior Mints.
Biola says she bought a box of Junior Mints last month and found it was 43% AIR inside. And when she compared it with other candies, Milk Duds boxes were only 23% air and Good & Plenty boxes were 12% air.
Quote, “Competitors’ product boxes are similar in size . . . yet contain far more candy. This demonstrates that it is possible to fit a greater quantity of candy into the defendant’s boxes.”
Biola filed this as a class-action lawsuit, so she’s hoping other people will join . . . and she’s hoping anyone who’s been wronged by half-empty Junior Mints boxes will get at least $50.