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King's Hawaiian sued for not being Hawaiian

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:50:59-05

HONOLULU — A man who apparently has a lot of time on his hands is suing a popular bread roll over not being made where he thought it was made.

Robert Galinsky of New York filed the class action lawsuit against King's Hawaiian sweet rolls because he says he was misled into purchasing the product that is actually made in California, Hawaii News Now reports.

Galinsky believes that if the King's Hawaiian packaging says Hilo, Hawaii on the front, then the rolls should be from there.

The rolls first debuted in a Hilo bakery, but after the company expanded to Honolulu, it moved to Torrance, California so that the rolls could be more easily produced.

Galinsky says the King's Hawaiian Holding Company has filed lawsuits against competitors over the use of "Hawaiian Rolls."