Krispy Kreme sued for its donut filling

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By Nathan Smith, Buzz60

The pleasure of biting into your favorite Krispy Kreme donut may have just gotten a little less sweet.

A former customer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the popular donut chain in Los Angeles claiming it's at fault for "false and misleading business practices."

The charge stems around the chain's line of "glazed raspberry filled," "glazed blueberry cake," and "maple iced glazed" donuts and donut holes, which the lawsuit claims aren't actually made with real maple syrup, raspberries, or blueberries.

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Krispy Kreme doughnuts go into production at the opening of the store at Harrods in London, October, 3, 2003. The U.S. chain opened its first European outlet in London on Friday. REUTERS/ David Bebber ASA/JV
Employees tend to the assembly line as doughnuts are baked, fried, and glazed at a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. store in Farragut, Tennessee, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013. The doughnut chain plans to add at least 30 new U.S. stores next year and is opening up new markets for franchising. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee picks up fresh donuts from a conveyor belt at a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. store in Farragut, Tennessee, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013. The doughnut chain plans to add at least 30 new U.S. stores next year and is opening up new markets for franchising. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Doughnuts are displayed in a case at a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. store in Farragut, Tennessee, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013. The doughnut chain plans to add at least 30 new U.S. stores next year and is opening up new markets for franchising. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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MIAMI - MAY 17: Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts are seen May 17, 2004 in Miami, Florida. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. last week said that the low-carb diet trend has hurt sales and they now face shareholder lawsuits alleging it misled investors about the direction its business was headed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 25: Customer Anthoney Golladay and his newly purchased Doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop in Alexandria, Virginia, May 25, 2004. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. had its first loss as a public company after closing its Montana Mills business and doughnut-chain sales declined amid the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets. (Photo by Dennis Brack/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Rather, Krispy Kreme is using sugar, syrups, food coloring, and "blueberry gumbits" to "mimic the texture, shape and color" of the advertised flavors, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit is seeking $5 million dollars in damages for Krispy Kreme customers over the lack of "premium ingredients."

A representative for Krispy Kreme tells the website Delish the company does not comment on pending or ongoing litigation.

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