Say it isn’t so, Canada Dry! A Western New York woman is suing the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group saying that the company’s claim that its Canada Dry Ginger Ale is “made from real ginger” isn’t true! The company has routinely promoted the “real ginger” aspect of the soda since 2007.
Julie Fletcher, a mother from Bolivar, New York, regularly bought the soft drink to help soothe her children’s upset stomachs. Ginger is noted for being a natural remedy for stomach ailments. However, Fletcher discovered that the soft drink contained only a small amount of real ginger.
“Canada Dry is made from carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, preservatives, and ‘natural flavors’ I.e., a flavor compound comprised predominantly of flavor extracts not derived from ginger,” court papers reveal. Furthermore, the suit claims that only a “minuscule amount of ginger flavor extract” is contained in the product. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states including Massachusetts and California. I guess we all will have to find other sources of ginger to soothe our stomachs!