Supermarket Asda Is Demanding ID In Order To Buy Mince Pies – Because They Include Brandy And Port

ASDA is asking shoppers for ID to sample its luxury mince pies because they contain a dash of booze.

The chain is giving out slices of its “Extra Special” range in the run-up to Christmas.

 Merryn Walker from Donnington was denied a sample of a mince pie, at her local Asda, because she had no ID
Merryn Walker from Donnington was denied a sample of a mince pie, at her local Asda, because she had no ID
But staff want to see proof of age because the “All-Butter” treats include a drop of port and brandy.

Merryn Walker, 21, was denied a sample at the taster stall in a giant Asda at Donnington, Shrops.

The student, who had no ID handy, said: “It’s crazy. You could probably eat a box and not be inebriated.”

And a 25-year-old council worker said: “It’s health and safety gone mad.”

 The reason why ID was requested is because the mince pies contain alcohol
The reason why ID was requested is because the mince pies contain alcohol
 Student Merryn said: 'It’s crazy. You could probably eat a box and not be inebriated'
Student Merryn said: ‘It’s crazy. You could probably eat a box and not be inebriated’
The pies contain four per cent brandy and 1.5 per cent ruby port.

Asda said proof shoppers were over 18 was needed for sampling the pies, but not for purchasing them.