If you’re lucky enough to look about 18, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to provide ID at the supermarket to buy alcohol, knives or glue.
Now an addition has been made to that list of potentially hazardous items – chocolate pudding.
Robert Nemeti was amazed when he was asked for ID while buying a microwaveable pudding at Tesco.
Mr Nemeti, 24, was going through the self-service checkout when an on-screen warning announced that his purchase had to be ‘approved’.
A member of staff at the store in Southampton hurried over and asked Mr Nemeti to produce identification.
When asked why, the female assistant told him that the Cadbury Hot Chocolate Pudding would get hot when cooked and may burn him.
Mr Nemeti, a photographer, yesterday described the policy as ‘crazy’ health and safety.