Minneapolis, MN asked in Products Liability for Minnesota

Q: Sneaky advertising listed on Aldi's Earthly Grains "Ready to Serve Rice". Upset & deceived!

Hi, it appears that consumers are being deceived, including myself, by the purity/freshness of the Earthly Grains "Ready to Serve" microwave squeeze pouches. The front label listing & instructions indicate that it "Cooks in 90 seconds", when in fact the contents have already been cooked before being packaged for consumer consumption. The label listing & instructions should indicate "Heats in 90 seconds", not "cooks". By using the word "cooks" gives the impression that it's contents are raw, and therefor fresher, in its natural state that requires cooking by the consumer.

It was only after many times of eating this product that i took notice that this sneaky little advertising tactic had me believe that I was eating something different. Please address my concerns regarding this matter as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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1 Lawyer Answer
William Bailey
William Bailey
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Do you have a specific question? I am assuming you are wondering if you can sue them. What are your damages? As a general rule if you cannot sue damages, a lawsuit would not be successful.

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