The Amalgamated Sugar Co. said Tuesday that it has sued a Chicago-area marshmallow maker, Doumak Inc., alleging the maker of Campfire marshmallows failed to uphold its contracts.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Idaho and seeks $5 million in damages, claims Doumak agreed to buy 50 million pounds of sugar from Amalgamated in the past two years, but accepted and paid for only 18 million pounds. The sugar company said in a statement that Doumak has refused to pay for the remaining sugar.
Amalgamated, based in Nampa, also noted in that statement that Doumak first sued in a Cook County, Ill., court, alleging that it didnt have a contract to buy sugar in 2012 and 2013 with Amalgamated.
Calls seeking comment from Amalgamated and Doumak werent immediately returned.