A spokeswoman, Hayley Lee, said anyone with a nut allergy, which can lead to sickness and even death through choking, should return the food at once. The paints, with names such as Hot Fudge Fantasy and Kissing Chocolate, have proved very popular among customers. However, Ms Lee said that the company was not recalling the product, but urged customers needing advice to ring a special hotline. The number is 0800 181107.
Amorous couples have been warned to be vigilant after fears that an adult range of chocolate and fruit body paints may be contaminated with nuts. British Home Stores told customers a mistake may have occurred during production of its Dutch-made slap-it-all-over-lick-it-off Chocoholics range.