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A Lawyer's Jam Problem

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Puzzle ID:#18163
Fun:*** (2.43)
Difficulty:*** (2.93)
Submitted By:horse_luverAca******
Corrected By:boodler




Maria was a health nut. She was also a Canadian lawyer. She was in the supermarket one day looking for some jam, but of course it had to be sugar-free, as she was crazy about health. As soon as she found some, she looked closely at the label. It clearly read "Sugar Free Jam". After reading this, she made a notation of the brand name of the jam and prepared to file a case against the company. The jam was actually sugar-free, so what other problem could she have with it?


It wasn't a problem with false advertising or something similar.

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Jul 09, 2004

This was hard!! I'm very impressed.
Jul 09, 2004

I did not think it was a very hard teaser because I knew the difference. But it is a fun one and it can trick people so congratulations for the idea !
Jul 09, 2004

Well, that's one more bit of usless information i have learned.
Jul 09, 2004

Tough for me because I'm not sure in the Canadian ways! But creative and good!
Jul 09, 2004

If anything called "jam" has to be at least 10% sugar, and it said sugar free, then it had to be false advertising. Your hint threw me off but the answer went against the hint. Good teaser anyway.
Jul 12, 2004

If Maria was a health nut, why did she want sugarless jam? If she had sugarless jam, it would have aspartame or sucralose, which are less healthy than sugar, if she was a health nut, she would have been looking for organic jam. If she wanted sugarless jam, it would be because she's watching her weight, or has diabetes or something.
Jul 12, 2004

sarcastic_brat53:jam doesn't have to be sweetened with aspartame or sucralose. It can also be sweetened with fruit juice. But you're right, she might have also wanted organic jam, but the teaser didn't really work that way because it took away from the point of it: the "sugar-free jam" part. Good point though.
Jul 13, 2004

Have to be a Canadian to solve this
Jul 13, 2004

Not familiar with Canadian food additive laws.
Jul 18, 2004

Im not familiar with Canadian laws either, it had me all "Jamed" up. Good one!
Jul 22, 2004

For crying out loud it's just a fun little riddle don't try to correct little stuff that no one cares about.
I thought it was a pretty interesting riddle I'm Canadian and I didn't even no that.Good One!
Jul 23, 2004

I'll have to remember this next time I go food shopping in Canada.
Jul 28, 2004

well that was a good teaser, i enjoyed that. it got my brain working for once, thanks for that!
Aug 26, 2004

Funny. I'm Canadian but I don't know about jam laws.
Aug 29, 2004

Those Canadians...always trying to do things so different. Why can't they just use jelly?
Sep 02, 2004

Just because she's a Canadian lawyer doesn't mean she is shopping in Canada. She could have been on vacation in some other country.
Nov 12, 2004

maybe it was actually "sugar free jam substitute", but she just didn't read very carefully
Jan 05, 2005

I dop't think you should have included the part about her being a health nut, that way it sounds like she was looking for sugar-free jam to eat and not just to sue. Other than that, it was good. I liked the whole Canadian twist and it makes it all the better!
Apr 25, 2005

I got it right, but for the wrong reason...I just figured Jam, when made has sugar. I wouldn't have got it except the bit about false advertising. You have to assume that Jams in general MUST have sugar.
Jun 15, 2005

how is saying that the jam she bought isn't really jam *not* false advertising?
i don't know about canadian legislation but that's what you'd sue for in australia...
since your hint said that it *wasn't* false advertising, i went with she found a dead cockroach in it...
Jun 24, 2005

Sorry im american
Oct 01, 2005

You got me stumped on this one, i had no idea. Interesting though...
Mar 09, 2006

i dont know about Canadas jam laws .
Mar 09, 2006

*didn't* now i know
Jul 10, 2006

Learnt something, from The Great White North land...Thanks.
Aug 06, 2009

Reeeeaaallllllyyyyy... I'm Canadian and I didn't know that... Keep up the good work!

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