If you’ve ever had a bottle of Texas Pete hot sauce, did you know it wasn’t really made here in Texas? A class action lawsuit aims to make sure everyone knows.
Last week a California court denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the makers of Texas Pete hot sause, saying customers could erroneously believe the bottle of sauce comes from Texas, not North Carolina where it’s really made.
The suit was filed by a customer, Phillip White, who says he would not have paid $3 for it had he known the hot sauce wasn't from Texas.
White's suit says the company's imagry on the bottle aims to mislead customers and the judge agreed saying the company clearly tried to capitalize on customer's "desire to partake in the culture and authentic cuisine of one of the most prideful states in America."
The company has denied this, saying the label clearly states it's a product of Winston Salem, North Carolina.
The suit seeks to force Texas Pete to change its name and branding and to give money back to past customers.
The company has until November to respond to the complaint.
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