Texas Pete Hot Sauce

LA Man Suing Texas Pete Hot Sauce Because It’s Made in North Carolina

Texas Pete Hot Sauce is being sued for allegedly using false advertising.
The lawsuit, filed by California resident Phillip White against T.W. Garner Food Co., alleges that Texas Pete’s is made in North Carolina.
The complaint claims that in September 2021, White purchased a bottle of Texas Pete from Ralph’s in Los Angeles.

“White relied upon the language and images displayed on the front label of the Product, and at the time of purchase understood the Product to be a Texas product,” the complaint said.

The lawsuit claims that Texas Pete’s label, which depicts “the famed white ‘lone’ star from the Texan flag together with a ‘lassoing’ cowboy,” deceived White into thinking he was “distinctly Texan.” Surprisingly, they are not at all Texas, the lawsuit said.

In 2014, an article on the company’s website confirmed the sauce was made in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. According to the report, Sam Garner and his sons Ralph and Harold came up with the name in the 1930s.

“In revealing the thought process behind its brand name, (T.W. Garner Food Co.) admits that Texas’s reputation was one they were trying to mimic and capitalize on when creating their brand,” the lawsuit stated. “By representing that its Texas Pete brand hot sauce products are Texas products, when they are not, [T.W. Garner Food Co.] has cheated its way to a market-leading position in the $3 billion hot-sauce industry at the expense of law-abiding competitors and consumers nationwide who desire authentic Texas hot sauce and reasonably, but incorrectly, believe that is what they are getting when they purchase Texas Pete.”

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