You May Be Eligible for This Utz Class Action Settlement

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If you’ve purchased select Utz and Bachman products between December 30th, 2010 and March 30th, 2019, you may be eligible to receive a payment of up to $20 from this Utz Quality Foods Class Action Settlement.

There is no proof of purchase required, and each household is entitled to receive a cash payment of $2 per qualifying purchase, up to a maximum of $20 per household. Note that you must fill out the claim form by July 28th, 2019 to be eligible. For more details regarding this settlement, visit the Contact Us page on the settlement website.

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What is the Utz class action lawsuit about?

The lawsuit alleges that the defendant violated certain laws in labeling, marketing, and advertising of certain Utz and Bachman branded products. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that through a nationwide advertising campaign, the defendant sold these products by advertising that they were “All Natural.”

The lawsuit alleges that the products are not “All Natural” in that they contain ingredients that are chemically derived, heavily processed, synthetic, and/or artificial, and/or ingredients containing and/or derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

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  1. Ash

    Hilarious that people are dumb enough to think this junk is “all natural” 😂😂

    • R

      Eh, I doubt many consumers did, or think they were actually wronged/harmed, but they’ll gladly take free money.

  2. Lacey

    My kiddos begged for the big tub of these awhile back. We ended up so so sick after eating about a tenth of the container.
    **I never expected it to be all natural—but there is definitely something wrong with this product! Thanks Hip2Save for posting!

    • J.H.509

      Our teenage son can go through a whole bucket in a day. He did get a really bad stomach ache. We just assumed it was from over indulging in the snack. Now it makes us wonder:-\

      • R

        Y’all are misinterpreting the lawsuit. It was false advertising, not that there was something was specifically wrong with the products themselves (it’s a case of miscatagorizing certain ingredients as “all natural” and involves MULTIPLE products under two different brands, not just the cheese balls featured in the photo). I imagine that if anyone ate an entire tub of flourescent powder cheese balls, they would feel pretty bad – good lord, there’s 35 servings in one container!

        • Sarah

          Totally agree with you! Too much of anything is bad!

  3. Tammy

    Omg! The cheese balls are addicting! I can’t have them in my house!

    • R

      Same! And I’m not even a big Cheetos/chips lover, but I could single-handedly polish a tub off myself. And no illnesses to report lol

  4. Maria

    Theses are delicious! I love the snack packs which are only 1 WW point.

  5. Mrsyancy

    I have a tub of those cheese balls in my house right now…….I don’t eat them but my son loves them

  6. Ashley

    These are good but I can’t help but think about how “fake” they are every time I eat them. Potato chips are sliced from potatoes and tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas but these aren’t made from cheese slices!

  7. Tina

    I don’t buy cheeseballs, but I bought from Utz. My first time buying from this brand was last Christmas. I got gluten-free pretzels to make a pie crust (family members with gluten intolerance). They ruined the pies I made. Absolutely horrible. I considered it to be inedible.

  8. Stephanie

    Good. They mislabeled their product and are being called on it. Labels are only trusted if everyone plays by the rules.

  9. IB

    Sorry, but if you’re dumb enough to believe these were all natural, you don’t deserve a refund.

  10. Sara

    No proof of purchase is required, but the settlement administrator has the right to request proof.

    From the claim form:

    The Settlement Administrator has the right to request verification of the purchase of Eligible Products, including, but not limited to, documentation demonstrating purchase of any or all of the Eligible Products purchased during the Class Period. If a Class Member does not timely comply with and/or is unable to timely produce documentation to substantiate and/or verify the information on the Claim Form, the Claim shall be disqualified.

  11. Nate

    Yep, bought 10.

  12. Linda

    My daughter bought the pretzel snack packs and grandsons never wanted to eat them. I tried a pack once and they were terrible. No wonder they wouldn’t eat them. I threw out the whole box of snacks

  13. Sara

    I love their crab seasoning chips.
    Their pretzels are nasty. I bought their cheeseballs once or twice. They were okay, but they were nowhere close to being as good as Planters Cheez Balls.

    • Deb

      My 91 year old mom is addicted to their pretzel rods

  14. Betsy

    I love Utz Cheeseballs. And I am placing odds that the lawyers will be the biggest ($$$) winners in this suit.

  15. Victoria Dougherty

    I bought one tub recently, but I was fully aware that they weren’t all natural, so I don’t feel it’s necessary to file for a $2 refund.

    • Kristi

      Thank you for being the “Voice of Reason”!!! It’s nice to know there are honest people in this crazy world! I’m also a little surprised by all the snarky comments early on….
      Is that really necessary people?

    • Janelle

      Agree 100%

  16. Donia

    I just laughed so hard at this. A whole tub of fluorescent colored cheese balls….I am sorry but yea anyone would feel sick after that. My oldest son though has done similar I am certain. He is now in college and so hard core on fitness, it is a funny difference from his Sams Club entire package of kit kats days!!!
    This lawsuit is not about making anyone sick from the products, however.
    It did give me a great laugh and reminded me of teenage boys and their tendencies.

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