Watch live: FOX8’s Daytona 500 special ‘Countdown to the 500’

Krispy Kreme sued for false advertising, accused of selling fruit doughnuts that don’t have real fruit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Krispy Kreme stock image.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is being sued for false advertising in federal court, accused of selling blueberry, maple and raspberry-filled doughnuts that don’t contain any real fruit or maple syrup.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the lawsuit was filed Nov. 9 in the Central District of California by a law firm — Faruqi & Faruqi LLP — that specializes in consumer class-action cases.

The Winston-Salem company has not filed a response to the complaint by Jason Saidian, which contains 10 allegations. Krispy Kreme declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

Saidian is a resident of Los Angeles County who bought the doughnuts in 2015.

What moves the lawsuit from being considered as potentially frivolous is that California law has a low bar for proving violations of business and professions code as well as false advertising and breach of contract. The complaint also seeks national class-action status.

The plaintiff is requesting at least $5 million in damages as well as disgorging of profits made from the products.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.