New York – Man Sues Yoo-Hoo Over Chocolate Drink Advertising


    New York – A New York man is suing the makers of Yoo-Hoo chocolate-flavored drinks for $5 million, claiming they falsely advertise it as “good for you” when it actually contains unhealthy ingredients.

    Timothy Dahl, 35, was looking to take the suit nationwide as a class action, the New York Post reported.

    Court papers said the beverage once touted by Yogi Berra as the “drink of champions” actually “contains dangerous, unhealthy, non-nutritious partially hydrogenated oil”.

    Motts, which makes the drink, said it contains “seven vitamins and minerals and no preservatives” – but Mr Dahl claimed in his suit that it “contains virtually no milk and instead is mostly water, sugars, milk by-products and chemicals.”

    “Portraying Yoo-hoo as healthy and nutritious is deceptive and misleading for kids and adults,” the suit claimed.

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    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which distributes the chocolatey beverage, slammed the suit as nonsense.

    “This is a trivial lawsuit. Yoo-Hoo is a perfectly safe, fun treat for people to enjoy,” said company spokesman Greg Artkop.

    “It’s 99 per cent fat free and despite what the suit claims, contains insignificant amounts of hydrogenated oil. We stand by our product.”

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