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An NHS nurse has boycotted Lidl after claiming she was accused of stealing for eating a single cashew.
Anna Bagot, 60, alleged a staff member accused her of theft after trying out a single loose nut to check its quality, having previously picked up a stale bag.
Anna said the incident took place in her local branch in Fakenham, Norfolk last month.
A spokesperson for Lidl has since said they ''kindly ask that products are purchased before consumption''.
Anna called the incident "awful", adding that she felt "quite intimidated."
She said: "It's not like I was having my lunch. It was half a nut - it's absolutely ridiculous. Honestly, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. And with everything that's going on in the world at the moment, it just felt so trivial.
"I've worked all through Covid and now we're in a cost of living crisis. Nuts are a luxury and we can't all risk money on food that might be stale.
"It's inconvenient taking goods back and it takes time, plus it can feel awkward.
"I've just had 25 rounds of chemo, and with that and everything else going on in the world, a nut seems pretty insignificant."