A consumer has filed a putative class action in California state court alleging that Anheuser-Busch’s “Lime-A-Rita” malt beverages have too many calories and carbohydrates to be sold under the Bud Light Lime® label. Cruz v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, No. BC563150 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cnty., filed November 12, 2014). The plaintiff alleges that she purchased Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita® believing it to be low in calories and carbohydrates, but later learned that a serving of 8 fluid ounces contains between 192 and 220 calories and 22.8 to 23.6 g of carbohydrates compared to Bud Light’s 110 calories and 6.6 g of carbohydrates. “In general, ‘light’ may generally describe a zero calorie or a reduced calorie food, and consumers such as Plaintiff and the Class understand the ‘light’ label on a product that has a reduced or low number of calories,” the complaint asserts. The plaintiff attributes the level of calories to high-fructose corn syrup, and because of its alleged association with “obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,” she “never suspected high fructose corn syrup would be present in a product labeled as ‘light’ such as the Bud Light Lime ‘Rita Products.” She alleges violations of California consumer protection, false advertising and unfair competition laws as well as breach of express warranty. She seeks class certification, an injunction, attorney’s fees, and costs.