Class Eligibility

You are a class member if during the period March 11, 2011 through February 27, 2017 you purchased one or more of the following products:

  • Classic Kombucha Original
  • Classic Kombucha Citrus
  • Classic Kombucha Gingerade
  • Classic Kombucha Multi-Green
  • Classic Kombucha Third Eye Chai
  • Classic Synergy Cosmic Cranberry
  • Classic Synergy Maqui Berry Mint
  • Classic Synergy Divine Grape
  • Classic Synergy Gingerberry
  • Classic Synergy Raspberry Rush
  • Classic Synergy Strawberry Serenity
  • Classic Synergy Superfruits
  • Classic Synergy Trilogy
  • Enlightened Kombucha Botanic No. 3
  • Enlightened Kombucha Botanic No. 7
  • Enlightened Kombucha Botanic No. 9
  • Enlightened Kombucha Citrus
  • Enlightened Kombucha Gingerade
  • Enlightened Kombucha Multi-Green
  • Enlightened Kombucha Original
  • Enlightened Synergy Black Chia
  • Enlightened Synergy Cosmic Cranberry
  • Enlightened Synergy Cherry Chia
  • Enlightened Synergy Gingerberry
  • Enlightened Synergy Grape Chia
  • Enlightened Synergy Green Chia
  • Enlightened Synergy Guava Goddess
  • Enlightened Synergy Mystic Mango
  • Enlightened Synergy Passionberry Bliss
  • Enlightened Synergy Raspberry Chia
  • Enlightened Synergy Strawberry Serenity
  • Enlightened Synergy Trilogy

Estimated Amount


Those with proof of purchase will be able to claim more than those without

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Retta et al. v. Millennium Products et al.
Case No. 15-CV-1801-PSG-AJW
District Court for the Central District of California

Case Summary

The lawsuit also alleges that Whole Foods violated the law by reselling the GT’s kombucha products allegedly mislabeled by Millennium by making false claims regarding antioxidants, sugar content and alcohol content. Defendants deny that they did anything wrong or unlawful and assert that the product labels at issue were truthful, not misleading, and consistent with the law.

Settlement Pool





Millennium Settlement,
1801 Market Street, Suite 660,
Philadelphia, PA 19103

36 responses to “Whole Foods GT Kombucha Class Action Settlement”

  1. Eugene Kim says:

    I buy one every day from whole foods at lunch…

  2. Larry newman says:


  3. cassandra porter says:

    0ne each day for lunch

  4. vernacavitt says:

    It works for me

  5. dawn says:

    I love these drinks …

  6. Brenda Nixon says:

    totally shocked by this

  7. Diana Rees says:

    I look forward to a great product.

  8. Melissa Rameau says:

    Totally shocked had this everyday just about not happy

  9. fannie warren says:

    I drink one every day. I am shocked

  10. Chris T says:

    I buy 2-4 every three months, usually raspberry or black cherry chia

  11. Karen Thomas says:

    Scary when you have to worry about whats safe to drink or eat where are the regulators

  12. jessica says:

    ive bought so many!

  13. JASON C says:

    Am I going to die?

    ADMIN – Hi Jason,

    We all stand a 100% chance of dying. As for dying as a result of drinking Kombucha I am not sure if the risks are that high.



    ADMIN – Hi Billie,

    No, the drinks are not going away.

  15. Brooke koch says:

    O my!

  16. Jennifer Camilleri says:

    bought two bottles they looked fine but they were completely sour and had some weird brown stuff floating at the top, didnt look good so i poured it down the drain.

    • kombucha says:

      That’s basically how it’s supposed to look and taste when producing kombucha. It’s a bacteria that eats the sugar away and creates a vinegar-like flavor. The brown stuff is the yeast that is leftover from the fermentation process. Nothing harmful, albeit weird-looking.

    • Gail says:

      That’s not the issue at this time

  17. ginger says:

    Uh oh!@*

  18. Jaclyn H says:

    Bought one everyday for the last 3 years. Wish I had a proof of purchase for every one!

  19. Melissa says:

    I loved the first two bottles I had, but for some reason the third time I have tried Kombucha, I got sick which was weird.

  20. Lindsey McDonald says:

    No way just been told about this crap ,this piss me off to waste money buying drink that claim one thing and to found out it false . Thank for suing there lieing tail.

  21. Lori L Deeds says:

    I really enjoy these drinks, I get them at Sprouts all the time.

  22. Jamaise D Wilson says:

    I love the Gingerade and the Synergy Trilogy. I drink several a week.

  23. Tina says:

    I thought I was drinking the good stuff…and now what…….been drinking them for 2 years now…

  24. Deidre A Allen says:

    My wife and I drinks at least 4 a week for the last 6 monthts. We WILL NOT be buying anymore until further notice. These days we just cannot trust any company or anyone, HOW SAD!

  25. karen phelps says:

    I drink 1-2 GTs Kombucha every day

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Tasty stuff huh?

  26. Shayne says:

    I had always purchased a box of 6 GTs Kombucha (trilogy or Gingerade) from Costco and sometimes grabbed a bottle (blueberry or original green) at a local food market every time I had a chance. Starting sometime ago, those products have been nowhere to find. There have been completely taken off the shelves. First I thought they were simply out of stock due to high demands, but after 2 or 3 months, I started thinking otherwise and looked for answers online … Now I know why! If this product turns out to have more than acceptable added sugar, even half of the amount found in a can of soda, I will not buy them anymore. Properly label your product! Did they really think they could get away from it?!

  27. Karen says:

    The Kombucha industry knows they have been lying on their labels for 10 yrs.
    Spoke to the prosecuting attorney, he says they won’t change their labels as the FDA is too busy to enforce!

  28. Ron says:

    Check received March 6, 2018

  29. Joni E says:

    I received My check and tore off the banks routing number and account number off the bottom. This piece is needed to deposit. Can I get these numbers? Do I need to send in the damaged one to receive a new one?

    ADMIN – Hi Joni,

    Scroll up to locate the contact information for the class action administrator and reach out so they can help you with a check replacement.

  30. Christine says:

    I received my settlement check and it was RETURNED by my bank and cost me $20 check return fee and caused multiple other transactions to bounce as a result. They said they were unable to verify the signature on the FRONT of the check…. weird….

    ADMIN – Hi Christine,

    Reach out to the class action administrator. They will assist you with getting a replacement as well as a reimbursement of your fees in in fact it was their fault.

  31. seb says:

    The check has bounced and I was charged $15 in fees. I have sent an email to and I have got Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender. Please let me know how I can reach the administrator. Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Seb,

    The check probably bounced because it was older than 90 days and the class action administration had closed shop.

  32. Cheryl Choy says:

    I never got my $35 Check.

    ADMIN – Hi Cheryl,

    It is now too late to escalate and have the check reissued. It has been more than 90 days.

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