Reese's packaging lawsuit sets the standard for ridiculous design disputes in 2024

Reece's packaging for 'misleading' product
(Image credit: Hershey)

A Florida woman has sued confectionery company Hershey for apparent 'misleading' packaging on its Reese's chocolate. Cynthia Kelly filed the class action lawsuit, claiming that the company's holiday chocolates were falsely advertising an intricate design that was not included on the products themselves. 

When creating standout packaging design, creativity is key, yet Hershey's recent controversy proves that intriguing design cannot oversell the reality of the product. With a multitude of deceptive examples, it seems that Hershey's chocolates may be more of a trick than a treat.   

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.