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Her mac and cheese took more than 3.5 minutes to make. She's suing.

By Brittany Shammas

27 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post reports on the bizarre lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims she might not have bothered buying mac and cheese “had she known the truth.” The lawsuit could cost Kraft millions.

"READY IN THREE 1/2 MINUTES" declares the packaging for Velveeta's microwaveable mac and cheese cups. But that's simply not true, according to one allegedly inconvenienced South Florida woman, who points out that the figure accounts for just the microwave time. It does not include other time-consuming steps such as tearing off the lid, adding water and stirring in cheese sauce, she argues.

Amanda Ramirez might not have bothered buying the Shells & Cheese product "had she known the truth," says a proposed class-action lawsuit in which she is the lead plaintiff. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Miami, seeks more than $5 million in damages on behalf of the Hialeah woman and other purportedly hoodwinked customers. It accuses the Kraft Heinz Co., the maker of the cheesy cups, of deceptive and unfair trade practices.

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