Trader Joes All Natural Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Purchasers of Trader Joe’s products labeled as all natural or 100% natural From October 24 2007 to Feb 6 2014. The products covered include:

  • Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies;
  • Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies;
  • Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls;
  • Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits;
  • Trader Giotto’s 100% Natural Fat Free Ricotta Cheese;
  • Trader Joe’s Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
Estimated Amount:

$2.70 to $3.99 per product

Proof of Purchase:

Not required for up to 10 purchases. Required, for claims of more than 10 purchases.

Claim Form: Trader Joes Claim Form
Case Name: Larsen, et al. v. Trader Joe’s Company,
Case No. 3:11-cv-05188-WHO
(District Court for the Northern District of California)
Case Summary:

Traders Joes labeled some of it’s products as natural, when they in fact contained synthetic ingredients such as ascorbic acid, cocoa processed with alkali, sodium acid pyrophosphate, xanthan gum, vegetable monoglycerides and vegetable diglycerides.

Can’t believe those Cookies & Creme weren’t completely natural. I thought natural cream was shelf stable for two years.

Settlement Pool: $3,375,000
Settlement Website: Trader Joes Class Action Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: June 16, 2014
Claims Administrator: Trader Joe’s Settlement
PO Box 3063
Faribault, MN 55021-2663

16 Responses to Trader Joes All Natural Settlement

  1. Great! We purchased some of these products, cookies and apple juice, while taking road trips, and to have in the hotel. It’s hard enough to eat healthy while on the road, I thought I was making good purchases while allowing for a little “bad eating” on the trip.

  2. Is that 10 each product or 10 total purchases? Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi D,

    The limit is 10 total purchases. (You can claim more than 10 if you have proof of purchase)

  3. I bought this thinking I was eating healthy trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and look here this is a fraud omg…I have to be more careful…..I purchase all these products no wonder they were so delicious….

  4. Bought these items thinking they were made from natural products only, very disappointed to find out they are not.

  5. Wow – can we not even trust health labels anymore? I buy a ton from Trader Joes – thinking my purchases over now; before I make them – with regards to health content.

  6. Seems like you can’t trust anyone but yourself the days anymore. You think that a large company like Trader Joes would be trustworthy and then there is something like this happening and you find that you no longer can trust.

  7. Well I for one am relieved to find out that stuff wasn’t natural. I was really worried about my taste buds wondering why it all tasted so dang delicious. Ty TJ’s!

  8. Do any of you morons even have the faintest idea of what these non-“natural” ingredients actually are or how safe/unsafe they are? I bet not.

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