A woman from Florida is taking legal action against Hershey, claiming she was tricked by the way they package their holiday chocolates.
She filed a lawsuit last Thursday, representing herself and others who feel they were misled by Reese's Peanut Butter product ads.
"Hershey’s labels for the Products are materially misleading and numerous consumers have been tricked and misled by the pictures on the Products’ packaging," the Florida lawsuit stated.
The products in the lawsuit include "Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins, Reese’s White Pumpkins, Reese’s Pieces Pumpkins, Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghost, Reese’s White Ghost, Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Shapes Assortment Snowmen Stockings Bells," says the suit.
The Hershey Company accused Kelly of "falsely representing several Reese’s Peanut Butter products as containing explicit carved out artistic designs when there are no such carvings in the actual products."
The lawsuit points out that the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins packaging shows a chocolate with a carved face, but the real product doesn't have any carvings.
It also mentions that Reese's Peanut Butter Bats and White Ghosts are packaged similarly, showing faces that the actual chocolates don't have.
The lawsuit references several YouTube videos where people say they were misled by Hershey because the chocolates didn't have the detailed designs shown on the packaging.
It also accuses Hershey of changing the packaging to increase sales, noting that older packaging from a few years ago didn't show facial features on the products.