Skip to comments.Facing false advertising lawsuits, Canada Dry drops claim it is ‘made from real ginger'
Posted on 01/12/2019 7:42:11 AM PST by rickmichaels
Rather than go to trial to defend its ginger content, Canada Dry ginger ale will no longer claim to be Made from Real Ginger, as part of a proposed settlement to a series of U.S. class action lawsuits over false advertising.
The company that makes the popular soft drink, Keurig Dr. Pepper, will also offer payments to people who purchased Canada Dry for personal use in the United States since 2013.
Those payments are capped at $5.20 per household without proof of purchase, and at $40 per household with proof of purchase, according to the proposed settlement, which does not apply to Canadian sales.
The company is now trying to give broad notice to anyone who might qualify for these payments, in anticipation of final court approval in April, according to Van Beckwith, a lawyer for Keurig Dr. Pepper.
That follows the decision of a California court last year to let the case proceed to trial, which was slated to begin this week. It would have aimed to resolve several related lawsuits from various states, from Massachusetts to Missouri.
The New York lawsuit, for example, alleges violations of state business law including common law fraud, deceit and/or misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranties and unjust enrichment.
As a brand, Canada Dry dates to the 1890 opening of a carbonated water plant in Toronto by John J. McLaughlin. His Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale was widely sold in Canada by 1904, and soon expanded to New York, where it was a popular mix for home brew liquor during Prohibition, and globally by the 1930s. New York remains its retail heartland, according to court records.
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Still better than Schweppes.
It’s still in the fridge. It helps me with some digestive problems.
Vernors is better anyway. When I was a kid it was our go-to beverage for the flu.
I read many years ago that Eastern Oregon was depopulated when a number of billboards urging people to “Drink Canada Dry” went up, and most of the population headed North to try.
(This was in a very funny book full of Oregon jokes whose name escapes me).
And now I suppose well find out Dr Pepper isnt made from real doctors.
Love ginger ale. Prefer it over coke or sprite. Always buy Canada dry. Guess I will be getting 5.20.
Will never drink dr. Pepper. Did a science project with dr pepper and egg shells. Boy does it rot teeth.
Receipts? Cali bastards!
$40, huh? How much do the lawyers get?
Wouldnt the egg shells make the Dr Pepper taste funny?
I could maybe see putting a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it to make a float, but egg shells?
Theres no good that comes from putting egg shells in Dr Pepper.
I don’t remember an orange one, but I do remember the bitter lemon. It was mostly used as a drink mixer, but I used to love it as a kid. Last time I was in Europe, I found it, but I haven’t seen it here in many years.
As per usual. The ginger ale does have a trace amount of ginger but in terms of the spirit of the claim it is misleading. American lawyers get on the case and of course only they are the winners in all this.
When I was a kid, my favorite pop was Collin’s Mixer. I wonder if it’s even available these days . . .
Well, if it takes my Kroger Card purchase history as proof of purchase, I might be able to get more than $5.20....
Someone said Dr. Pepper was made from prunes...
It was a science experiment for my kids in elementary school or middle school. The eggs are the closet to calcium in our teeth. The eggs were emptied of contents. Dr pepper deteriorated the eggs worse than coke, orange juice and a few other liquids over the course of severalbweeks.
Surprisingly, i found a bottle in my fridge a few weeks ago so yes they still sell it. I loved those tall tom collins glasses my parents had growing up.
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