One Missouri man took notice that his box of Hershey's Whoppers didn't have as much candy as it should. So he took matters into his own chocolatey hands and called a lawyer.
A federal lawsuit filed by Robert Bratton makes the claim that the candy company is shorting folks on their boxes, with Reese's Pieces boxes being skimmed by 29% and Whoppers boxes by 41%.
"Slack fill," as it's called, is the empty space in packaging that sometimes serves a purpose, like potato chips during transport and displays. Hersehy's lawyers say, "consumers are well aware of the fact that substantially all commercial packaging contains some empty space."
Bratton, however, isn't backing down. He says the large amount of space was "an ascertainable loss" because "the actual value of the Products as purchased was less than the value of the Products as represented."
The case is ongoing.