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Junior Mints Box a Sweet Tooth Letdown, Suit Says

Oct. 4, 2017, 9:20 PM

Junior Mints buyers don’t get as much of the very refreshing candy as the box makes them think, a new proposed class suit alleges (Daniel v. Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, S.D.N.Y., No. 17-7541, complaint 10/3/17).

Manufacturer Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC produces the 3.5-ounce box with 43 percent empty space, according to the Oct. 3 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The company wasn’t immediately available for comment.

The suit joins other slack-fill litigation against food product makers, including suits alleging the iconic McCormick pepper tins contain less pepper than they once...

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