Special Report

43 Most Outrageous Product Claims of All Time

John Harrington, Grant Suneson

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38. Nissan Frontier

An ad showed a Nissan Frontier pushing a dune buggy up a hill — a feat the truck is unable to pull off in real life.

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37. Ovaltine

Ovaltine advertisements claimed the drink had nutritional value, but the nutritional value actually comes mostly from the milk the product is mixed into. The nutritional advantages of Ovaltine are still being debated.

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36. Frosted Mini Wheats

The Kellogg Company claimed Frosted Mini Wheats could improve children’s attentiveness. But attentiveness increased as much as promised in only 11% of children who ate the cereal.

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35. Pom pomegranate juice

Pom Wonderful claimed its fruit juice helped reduce the risk of medical issues such as heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction. Those claims were not backed by research and were ruled to be deceptive.

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34. Camels cigarettes

An advertisement for Camel cigarettes claimed that doctors preferred the brand. The cigarette commercial showed actors dressed as doctors puffing on cigarettes between house calls.