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Vitamin Water Sued For Misleading Consumers

Posted By on January 19, 2009

    Vitaminwater, home to 50 Cent's "Formula 50," is being sued for
knowingly misinforming its customers about the nutritional information
of the drinks. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
filed the class action suit against Coca-Cola (who owns Vitaminwater),
saying the company misleads consumers using "buzzwords" in their
marketing campaign such as "defense," "rescue," "energy" and
"endurance." CSPI leader Steven Gardner says "It is really shocking
that a company like Coca-Cola feels the need to market a soft drink as
a vitamin pill to hid the fact it is really sugar water." Coke says the
lawsuit is a publicity stunt and its consumers can see what the drink
is made of on the side panel of every bottle.

    50 Cent is featured in ads for Vitaminwater where is reading the
Wall Street Journal and retrieves the mail at his Connecticut home,
records in his studio and works out in a gym, promoting the drink as
part of his daily routine. Another ad shows 50 Cent and DJ Whoo Kid taking over a orchestra [watch here]. 50 purchased a share of the company in 2004
and made a fortune after Coca-Cola bought it in 2007 for $4.1 billon
dollars. 50 Cent owned 10% f the business and made around $400 million
from the buy-out.

50 Cent, DJ Whoo Kid – Vitamin Water Commercial


  • Eric

    Is there anywhere to still hear this audio?