Virginia man who bought a box of Godiva chocolates for $ 15 is charged with $ 74,000 after discovering that real treats were made in Pennsylvania
- The Virginiaman Kevin Fahey takes legal action against Godiva and claims that their products have been wrongly advertised
- The treats have & # 39; Belgium 1926 & # 39; written on the package, but the ones he bought were not actually made in Belgium
- Godiva has factories in both Belgium and Pennsylvania, with Fahey's chocolate milk coming from the American factory
- He has filed a lawsuit claiming $ 74,000 in damages and said the public is being misled about a & # 39; premium & # 39; to pay
- The chocolate company said in a statement: & # 39; It is important to emphasize that & # 39; Belgium 1926 & # 39; the place and year of the establishment of the company means & # 39;
A man from Virginia is seeking $ 74,000 in damages after he found that the Godiva Belgian chocolates that he bought were made in the US instead of Belgium.
Kevin Fahey spent $ 15 on the sweet treats in Washington DC and said that on the packaging & # 39; Belgium 1926 & # 39; was written.
But he filed the civil action on behalf of himself and the & # 39; DC audience who purchased Godiva chocolate products & # 39; after discovering they were made in the US, Fox news reported.
Godiva has factories in both Belgium and Reading, Pennsylvania, where Fahey's chocolate milk comes from the American factory.
The chocolate company did not comment on the lawsuit, but said in a statement: & # 39; It is important to emphasize that & # 39; Belgium 1926 & # 39; means the place and year of the establishment of the company. It does not mean that a product purchased today was made in Belgium almost a hundred years ago. & # 39;
Godiva chocolates have & # 39; Belgium 1926 & # 39; written on the packaging, which indicates the place and year of the establishment of the company (file image)
A man seeks compensation of $ 74,000 after claiming that the Godiva Belgian chocolates he purchased were not made in Belgium (photo)
& # 39; Our Belgian heritage is synonymous with our brand, as the recipes and standards of excellence established by GODIVA in 1926 remain the basis for high-quality chocolate products that we continue to develop today and produce globally & # 39 ;, they continued.
In Fahey's civil proceedings, he states: “Members of the DC public pay a premium for what they believe are products from a country with a reputation for premium chocolate while the product is made in the United States, and in another way as a result. & # 39;
This is not the first time the chocolate brand has been sued.
Earlier this month, two people were seeking $ 5 million in damages and stated that Godiva was wrongly advertising their products, according to Yahoo. However, the case was rejected.
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