May 3, 2017 / 9:32 PM / 2 years ago

Lawsuit says Trader Joe's 'truffle-flavored' olive oil mislabeled

Trader Joe’s has been hit with a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court alleging that the grocery store chain charges a premium price for what it calls “black truffle flavored” olive oil that is actually flavored with chemicals.

Filed on Tuesday, the lawsuit said the olive oil “does not contain a single trace of truffle oil,” a coveted delicacy, but still costs about 34 percent more than a competing brand of olive oil without the so-called truffle flavoring.

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