Aldi asks shopper for ID to buy range of mince pies with 4.5% brandy inside - ... trends now
A shopper has branded Aldi 'ludicrous' after he was asked for ID when buying a range of mince pies.
Aldi's Specially Selected All Butter Almond Mince Tarts contain 4.5 per cent brandy and one customer was left shocked when he was told he needed to provide proof of age as a result.
The pies, which are sold in packs of six for £2.49, have a label warning the public they contain alcohol.
The range of festive treats also includes Sloe Gin, Irish Whiskey and Jamaican Rum variations which contain similar amounts of alcohol.
The customer told MailOnline he was a 'little shocked' when the self service till prompted a member of staff to check for ID after they scanned the pies.
Aldi's Specially Selected All Butter Almond Mince Tarts contain 4.5 per cent brandy and one customer was left shocked when he was asked to provide proof of age as a result
Mark and Spencer's own-brand mince pies have just 1 per cent brandy which are sold at £3.50 for six
He said: 'I looked into it a little more today, and I can see the ingredients say it contains 4.5% brandy, however, surely the alcohol has been cooked off at this stage?
'I thought I would query it with Aldi, thinking it to be some sort of mistake, however, as per their response, they appear to think they have to age check customers for mince pies...which seems ludicrous. It's nanny state gone mad!'
While Aldi acknowledged the incident in a subsequent email to the customer, a spokesperson has since told MailOnline that it does not have any age restrictions on their mince pie range and that this was an isolated incident.
The supermarket told the shopper: 'Our colleagues must ensure