Elsie C. Pawlow, of Edmonton, filed a statement of claim earlier this month in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton, in which she is suing Kraft
, parent company of Cadbury Adams, maker of Stride gum.
Pawlow’s statement of claim alleges she purchased at least five packages of Stride. “Over a period of five minutes the gum falls apart into little pieces and sticks to the dentures,” her claim states, according to the Edmonton Sun
The statement of claim, with a $200 filing fee, further alleges she had to “dig out” the chewing gum from her dentures, which Pawlow described as “disgusting.”
“As a result, the plaintiff has suffered depression for approximately 10 minutes,” the claim continues. Pawlow’s suit seeks $100,000 in general damages, in addition to court costs and interest.
According to the Sun, a statement of defense has yet to be filed.
Promoting itself as the “ridiculously long-lasting gum” in its advertising campaign
, the company has a series of somewhat funny TV commercials where Stride tries prying gum from people’s mouths through assorted means.