The company behind Canada Dry agreed to settle two class action lawsuits disputing whether the drinks were “made from real ginger.”
The advertising campaign started about a decade ago and targeted health-conscious consumers.
Keurig Dr. Pepper, the manufacturer of Canada Dry, has agreed to pay $11 million to settle claims that it misled consumers — and the company will stop using the words “Made from Real Ginger.”
The company refused to say how much actual ginger was in Canada Dry, but admitted that the amount was too little to have any health benefits.
The deadline to file a claim is Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
You are eligible for a cash payout if you bought Canada Dry Ginger Ale in California between December 28, 2012, and June 26, 2018 — or in the other 49 United States, between January 1, 2013, and December 19, 2018.
If you do not have receipts, you can get up to $5.20 per household.
If you do have receipts, you can get up to $40 per household.
In addition to the cash payout, the ginger ale class action settlement also requires Canada Dry to change product labels to include words such as “taste,” “extract,” or “flavor” if it continues to represent “ginger” as an ingredient.
To learn more about the settlement or submit a claim, go to cdgasettlement.com.