Lawsuit Says Poppi Soda Misled Shoppers About Well being Advantages

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A lawsuit filed in California in opposition to Poppi (Austin, TX) claims the prebiotic sodas don’t enhance intestine well being as a lot as their advertising suggests.

The category-action lawsuit was filed within the Northern District of California by Kristin Cobbs of San Francisco, CA. The grievance alleges Poppi sodas include much less prebiotic fiber than marketed. Cobbs is searching for financial compensation for herself and different prospects.

“A shopper would wish to drink greater than 4 Poppi sodas in a day to understand any potential well being advantages from its prebiotic fiber,” the lawsuit said. “Nonetheless, even when a shopper have been to do that, Poppi’s excessive sugar content material would offset most, if not all, of those purported intestine well being advantages.”

In response to the corporate, Poppi is produced from agave inulin, apple cider vinegar, fruit juice, cane sugar and different elements. The lawsuit claims consuming sufficient Poppi to “promote intestine well being” would trigger customers to drink “dangerous ranges of cane sugar,” which may result in intestine well being points.

“Regardless of Poppi’s ‘prebiotic’ advertising claims, which guarantee customers, on the can, that they will ‘Be Intestine Joyful (and) Be Intestine Wholesome,’ as one nutritionist bluntly defined: the merchandise ‘are principally sugared water,’” the lawsuit mentioned.

Cobbs final bought Poppi in March 2024 and mentioned if she knew concerning the soda’s prebiotic fiber content material and the way extreme consumption would “negatively influence her well being,” she wouldn’t have purchased the merchandise.

Poppi responded in an announcement, “We’re happy with the Poppi model and stand behind our merchandise. We’re on a mission to revolutionize soda for the following technology of soda drinkers, and we’ve diligently innovated to supply a tasting expertise that tens of millions of individuals have come to take pleasure in. We consider the lawsuit is baseless, and we’ll vigorously defend in opposition to these allegations.”

Poppi was made well-known from the enterprise tv collection Shark Tank and is beloved by quite a few celebrities akin to Publish Malone, Kylie Jenner, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez and Olivia Munn, in line with USA Right this moment. Poppi stands by the efficacy of its merchandise, the corporate said.

 

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