From The Daily Mail:
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California against McDonald's claiming that the chain's mozzarella sticks don't contain 100 per cent real cheese.
The lead plaintiff Chris Howe believes that 3.76 per cent of the cheese is actually a starch filler.
The FDA currently prohibits the use of starch fillers in items listed 'mozzarella cheese,' according to AOL.
'Consumers have been misled [into buying an] under-filled product, containing cheap substitutes to give the appearance of bulk and real cheese,' the lawsuit states.
McDonald's claims that the company is not committing fraud but that the food item is made with '100 per cent low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese.'
Howe is asking for $5 million in damages.
News of the lawsuit comes just days after scores of customers took to Twitter to complain about the lack of cheese in the center of their mozzarella sticks - additive or no additive.
McDonald's advertises the dippers as 'melty mozzarella cheese breaded with a golden crust'. The food item was recently added to the U.S. menu.
Many angry customers shared their pictures of the cheeseless snack to vent their frustration.
@HeyAmber021 posted she was excited to try the new addition to the menu because she was 'craving' them.
But she got home to find there was just 'hollow breading' and showed all six of the sticks were completely empty.
Courtney Wright was equally upset and tweeted an image of her empty snack next to the box which claims they contain 'real mozzarella.'
She posted a disappointed emoji with the caption: 'When you get mozzarella sticks but there is no cheese in them.'
And Marimar Herrera had the same experience and showed two empty dippers in her hands.
While Twitter user April Chavez felt strongly about her disappointment. She posted: 'Excuse me McDonald's there's no cheese in my mozzarella sticks?!'
And Francesca Stubbs was confused by the occurrence, she wrote: 'What is this?' with a picture of her mozzarella stick and asked 'how is that even possible?'
@CheeseburgerCas pointed out 'When I order mozzarella sticks I generally want cheese.'
She showed a box full of cheeseless snacks, while Todd Garnhardt wrote: 'I came in with extremely low expectations for McDonald's mozzarella sticks, yet somehow I was still disappointed.'
While @neongypsy claimed it was her first time going to McDonald's and she was 'never going back again' after finding her mozzarella sticks had no cheese.
Other customers had experienced the same and posted their experiences without a picture.
Jeremy Spring wrote: 'First time at McDonald's in a year and the mozzarella sticks have no cheese.'
While @AdoroTylaesha had the same experience.
@Tha_BGK claimed his local branch had a 'defect order' of the snack which had no mozzarella inside.
A customer posted an image of cheeseless mozzarella sticks back in November on Imgur.
Shannon Gannery snapped a photo of the hollow breaded shells and shared it on Imgur, revealing that only one of the three pieces actually contained mozzarella. However, she found the fast food fail to be laughable.
'Tried MickeyD's new mozzarella sticks... 2/3 were completely hollow. LOL [sic],' she wrote of the $1 menu item.