Mum Furious After Unknowingly Serving Child ALDI Dessert Containing Alcohol
A mum took to twitter last week angry at ALDI for failing to specify the alcohol content present in their desserts. She unknowingly fed it to her young child.
The furious mum wrote: “How come ALDI’s specially selected desserts has alcohol in the content? I gave it accidentally to my seven-year-old child. There should be clear sign on the desert about alcohol content.”
An ALDI spokesperson responded saying the company was following standard labelling regulations.
“We can confirm that the recipe for the desserts calls for a splash of alcohol—2.0mL /100g to be precise. However, by the time the product reaches the end of its shelf life, 15-30 per cent of that alcohol will have evaporated,” the supermarket official wrote.
Furthermore, they stated the product is not targeted to children.
“The packaging has been designed conservatively and doesn’t feature the bright colours to appeal to kids.”
Despite the response, the mum was still not happy. “Thanks for response but it should be clear in the packet on top that it contains alcohol and PG for kids,” she wrote. “I understand it meets all requirements but not all parents will go through minute details in ingredients and thought not marketing for kids they can ask for chocolate deserts.”
ALDI has been under fire before with their desserts. Last week another woman was shocked to discover ALDI Australia’s Millionaire Cocoa & Caramel Dessert contained alcohol. Sharing her find on Facebook she wrote: “So I served this to my kids last night and a few friends, I was the last to sit & eat and first mouth full said to my friends ‘this taste like it has alcohol in it’ and my friends were like ‘yes it does’.
“There are no warnings on the packaging but the ingredients says ‘ethyl alcohol’. I think there should be a warning as it’s quite a strong flavour.”
An ALDI spokesperon said: “The Chef Dessert Millionaire Cocoa and Caramel cake is a branded product sold in ALDI stores for a limited time as part of our seasonal range. As stated in the ingredients list, the product contains a small percentage of alcohol (1.9 per cent). We have measures in place to ensure that our products are safe for consumption.
“All products sold by ALDI, including the limited branded products we stock, pass Australian product standards in addition to labelling requirements set by Food Standards Australia New Zealand.”
Would you be angry if you accidentally fed your child dessert with alcohol in it?
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