This news is anything but sweet for Jelly Belly.
The Fairfield-based maker of jelly beans is being sued by a woman who says the company’s Sport Beans have too much sugar.
According to a Forbes report, Jessica Gomez filed a suit in a California court because these jelly beans, which are marketed toward helping athletic performance, are loaded with sugar – a fact she wasn’t aware of when purchasing the beans.
According to the nutritional information on the package, a serving size (28 grams) contains 17 grams of sugar. Also, the first ingredient listed is evaporated cane juice – which some claim is just another name for sugar.
Jelly Belly called the suit “nonsense.”
The suit was filed earlier this year. It is unclear what damages are being sought.