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