Trentham v. Taste of Nature, Inc.

Phelps County Circuit Court, Missouri   Case No. 18PH-CV00751

The Court entered its Final Approval of the settlement on October 24, 2018. Benefit Checks for approved and valid claims are expected to be issued by the end of February.

Attention purchasers of TASTE OF NATURE candy products enclosed in cardboard boxes within the relevant product lines between January 1, 2013 and June 18, 2018. 

• This class action Settlement will resolve a lawsuit against Taste of Nature ("Taste of Nature" or "Defendant"). It affects all natural Persons who, between January 1, 2013 and June 18, 2018, purchased, in the United States, for personal use and not resale, any Taste of Nature candy products enclosed in cardboard boxes within the following product lines: Cookie Dough Bites, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites, Santa's Village Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, Cookies N' Cream Cookie Dough Bites, Cinnamon Bun Bites, Red Velvet Cupcake Bites, Moon Pie Bites, Strawberry Dream Bites, Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Bites, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites, Muddy Bears, Shari Candies Cherry Sour Balls, Despicable Me 2 Sour Gummies, Sqwigglies, and Hello Kitty Treats ("Products").

• The lawsuit contends that Taste of Nature engaged in misleading and unlawful conduct in packaging its candy Products in non-transparent, cardboard containers, which contain unlawful empty space.

• Taste of Nature denies any wrongdoing. It contends that the Products were truthfully and lawfully marketed, labeled, and filled.

• To settle the case, Settlement Class Members who do not have Proof of Purchase may elect a Benefit of $0.25 per Product for up to four (4) Products purchased for a payment of up to $1.00 per Household for Tier 1 Claims. Proof of Purchase is required to obtain a payment of no more than $12.50 per Household for Tier 2 Claims. Settlement Class Members may receive less money depending on a number of factors.


Submit a Claim

The only way to receive payment, i.e., payments for your purchases.


December 24, 2018


Get out of the lawsuit and this Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever bring or join another lawsuit against Taste of Nature that raises the same legal claims released by this Settlement. You will receive no payment.


September 28, 2018


Write to the Court about why you don't like the Settlement, the amount of Attorneys' Fees, and Expenses or the payment to the Plaintiff.


September 28, 2018

Go to a Hearing

Speak in Court about the Settlement (If you object to any aspect of the Settlement, you must submit a written Objection by the Objection Deadline).

October 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. CT

Do Nothing 

You will receive no payment and be precluded from suing for the claims released by the Settlement.


This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call (844) 271-4788


Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.


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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Friday, September 28, 2018 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Friday, September 28, 2018 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are received no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.
  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Monday, December 24, 2018 You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than Monday, December 24, 2018 or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, December 24, 2018.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Please check this website for updates.

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