This is why we can't have nice things. Wegmans is being sued over their vanilla ice cream.

Wegmans is the subject of a class-action lawsuit because - according to the lawsuit - their vanilla ice cream doesn't contain any vanilla. Mind you, it contains vanilla flavoring, but not actual vanilla.

Stop the planet. I want to get off.

The lawsuit says "The Products’ vanilla ice cream is not flavored only by vanilla but contains flavors derived from non-vanilla sources, which is misleading to consumers," reports

Wegmans says they didn't deceive anyone. I guess we'll see how this plays out in the courts.

You may recall a similar lawsuit over the lack of genuine ginger in Canada Dry Ginger Ale. In this case, Canada Dry labelling said the product is "Made from Real Ginger." There's an $11.2 million settlement. Over ginger.

Before you get yourself up in arms, let me tell you about a few products that definitely DO NOT contain the ingredients you may think they do:

  • Oyster crackers - no actual oysters
  • Captain Crunch - no captains in there
  • Three Musketeers - there might be three of something, but it's not musketeers
  • Half-moons - nothing actually lunar in there
  • Rocky Mountain oysters - let's just say, if you're looking for

Starbucks, on the other hand, isn't falling for the whole "I'm gonna sue you" thing: since 2015, their Pumpkin Spice Latte has contained actual pumpkin puree.

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