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Lidl urgently recalls chocolate bars and issues 'do not eat' warning

Annie Walton Doyle

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Lidl urgently recalls chocolate bars and issues 'do not eat' warning

Featured Image Credit: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images/Cultura RM Exclusive/Diana Miller/Getty Images

Chocolate connoisseurs know that a secret spot to hit up on the high street is Lidl.

It's known for its low prices and high quality products, and the German supermarket also boasts some of the most underrated sweet treats on the market.

From the delicious off-brand sweets to the extensive bakery section, Lidl is the place to go if you've got a sweet tooth craving that needs satisfying.

Lidl's chocolate bars have been at the centre of a controversy. Credit: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images/Cultura RM Exclusive/Diana Miller/Getty Images
Lidl's chocolate bars have been at the centre of a controversy. Credit: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images/Cultura RM Exclusive/Diana Miller/Getty Images
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But now, some news straight out of the Lidl chocolate aisle has customers taking pause...

A certain Lidl chocolate bar is officially not fit for consumption.

Fin Carre White Chocolate has been taken off shelves at the supermarket and urgently recalled over fears the product could contain small pieces of plastic.

The FSA have issued a warning over the product, writing: "This product may contain pieces of plastic which makes it unsafe to eat."

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It has even offered advice for anyone who has purchased the chocolate, adding: "If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

The reason for the recall is “potential presence of foreign bodies which may present a choking hazard,” officials said.

An FSA spokesperson said: “Lidl GB is recalling Fin Carré White Chocolate because it may contain pieces of plastic.

“The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.”

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Fin Carre White Chocolate has been recalled. Credit: Lidl
Fin Carre White Chocolate has been recalled. Credit: Lidl

If you're worried you may have been affected, look out for any Fin Carre White Chocolate with a best before date of October 16, 2024.

Lidl has apologised for the inconvenience, stating: “Any customers with queries or concerns can contact Lidl Customer Services on 0203 966 5566 or [email protected].”

This isn't the first time some major brands have had to recall a product.

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Last year, more than 5,000 cases of Capri Sun were recalled by the manufacturer due to 'potential contamination.'

And earlier this year, Cadbury was forced to recall six of its dessert products due to concerns about a potential listeria outbreak!

If you do find yourself in possession of the contaminated Lidl chocolate, don't be tempted to risk trying it out. Plastic pieces represent a severe choking hazard, which can result in injury and even fatality!

Around 276 Brits died from choking in 2021, according to the Office For National Statistics.

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TYLA has contacted Lidl for further comment.

Topics: Food and Drink, Shopping

Annie Walton Doyle
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