Fruit Snacks on Trial
CSPI is suing General Mills, claiming that their Betty Crocker branded Fruit Snack products make misleading claims of healthfulness. Head of their litigation team puts it this way: “General Mills is basically dressing up a very cheap candy as if it were fruit and charging a premium for it.”
This lawsuit is a shot fired across the bow of all those healthy looking processed foods that populate your grocery aisles. Read my take on fruit snack justice at TheAtlantic.com: The Candification of our Food: The Case of the Fruitless Fruit Snack.
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