Starbucks Frappuccinos Don't Contain Real Vanilla, Suit Says

Law360 (February 8, 2021, 3:32 PM EST) -- A Rhode Island man has filed a proposed class action against Starbucks claiming it misled customers by falsely billing its iced Frappuccino drink as containing real vanilla, when in fact the drink has vanilla flavoring.

Glen Skalubinski told a Massachusetts federal court on Friday that Starbucks has deceived thousands of customers such as himself who purchased the vanilla Frappuccino under the impression that it contained real vanilla. With the suit, Starbucks becomes the latest major corporation targeted with a class action over alleged false advertising and mislabeling of vanilla products.

By failing to disclose that vanilla was not an ingredient in...

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