January 5, 2009

Woman carded to buy cheese

A 30-year-old British woman said she was shocked when an employee at grocery store Morrisons asked to see her ID before she could buy whiskey-flavored cheese.

Hannah Craig, a researcher at England's Leeds University, said she thought the woman working at the checkout counter was joking when she asked to see proof that she was old enough to buy the whiskey-flavored cheddar, The Sun reported Monday.

The assistant said she needed to see my ID to prove I was 18 to buy it. I thought it was a practical joke, Craig said. She was quite embarrassed about it but insisted. Luckily I had my passport with me.

Craig criticized the store for requiring identification to purchase the flavored cheese.

It didn't even taste of whiskey. I've no idea how many you'd have to eat to even get slightly tipsy, she said. I can't believe Morrisons are taking their approach to underage drinking to these extremes.