Aldi Freed From False-Ad Claims Over 'Vanilla' Almond Milk

By Hannah Albarazi (September 22, 2021, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge permanently tossed a consumer lawsuit Tuesday alleging that grocery chain Aldi falsely labeled its almond milk as "vanilla," causing consumers to be misled into believing its vanilla flavor came exclusively from vanilla beans, with the judge saying an amended complaint would be futile.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe dismissed with prejudice a 2019 lawsuit by consumer Eric Parham claiming the German-owned grocery giant falsely advertised an organic unsweetened "vanilla" almond milk sold under its Friendly Farms brand.

Parham, a resident of the Bronx, claims Aldi misled him. He said the product's vanilla flavor isn't actually...

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