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    Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    [size=13pt]"Crunchberries" Are Not Real, Judge Rules[/size]


    On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased "Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries" because she believed it contained real fruit.
    The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls, and that although the product did contain some strawberry fruit concentrate, it was not otherwise redeemed by fruit.
    She sued, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated consumers, some of whom may believe that there are fields somewhere in our land thronged by crunchberry bushes.

    According to the complaint, Sugawara and other consumers were misled not only by the use of the word "berries" in the name, but also by the front of the box, which features the product's namesake, Cap'n Crunch, aggressively "thrusting a spoonful of 'Crunchberries' at the prospective buyer."
    Plaintiff claimed that this message was reinforced by other marketing representing the product as a "combination of Crunch biscuits and colorful red, purple, teal and green berries."
    Yet in actuality, the product contained "no berries of any kind."
    Plaintiff brought claims for fraud, breach of warranty, and our notorious and ever-popular California Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    Does that mean the Cap'n isn't real too?

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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Does that mean the Cap'n isn't real too?
    No But I am pretty sure the Trix Rabbit is

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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    "Garland" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Does that mean the Cap'n isn't real too?
    No But I am pretty sure the Trix Rabbit is
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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    "Garland" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Does that mean the Cap'n isn't real too?
    No But I am pretty sure the Trix Rabbit is
    Is anyone else bothered that Trix looks like rabbit droppings?
    Can we file a lawsuit because the product contains 0% actual rabbit droppings?
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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    "Vikefanman2000" wrote:
    "Garland" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Does that mean the Cap'n isn't real too?
    No But I am pretty sure the Trix Rabbit is
    Is anyone else bothered that Trix looks like rabbit droppings?
    Can we file a lawsuit because the product contains 0% actual rabbit droppings?

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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    Now you're going to tell me that Fruity Pebbles isn't real fruit?
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    Re: Breaking News: Crunchberries are not Real Berries

    Damn, my second favorite munchie (next to a couple three snickers bars of course).
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