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Coins found in Cadbury Dairy Milk buttons bag from Tesco store in Ashford

A mum is warning parents to be vigilant after her toddler almost ate two rusty coins found in a bag of chocolate buttons.

Ashleigh Williamson, 26, says her two-year-old son Marshall handed her the coins after she bought the packet of Cadbury Dairy Milk buttons from Tesco in Park Farm, Ashford yesterday.

The coins found in the bag
The coins found in the bag

The copper coins, which closely resemble chocolate buttons, came from a festive selection box containing other favourites including Fudge, Curly Wurly and a Freddo.

The mum-of-three, who lives in Aldington, said: "My son was sitting in front of me eating his buttons and he took them out his mouth.

"I saw that they looked funny and took them off him.

"I went and washed them off and a black oily substance came off them.

"They are like a hard metal like copper and they are the same size and colour of the chocolate inside.

"One has rust on it and the other is going green.

Ashleigh Williamson and her son Marshall (24678075)
Ashleigh Williamson and her son Marshall (24678075)

"A complaint has been sent but please check and make sure they contain only chocolate."

A spokesman for Cadbury said: "We’re grateful Ashleigh Williamson has brought this issue to our attention.

"The safety and quality of our products is extremely important to us which is why our packaged products are passed through a metal detector after sealing.

"This detects any metal objects that may have gotten into the bag. We are following up directly with the consumer to find out more.”

A Tesco spokesman added: “We were very sorry to hear of this and have asked Mrs Williamson to return the product to her local store.

The buttons came from a festive chocolate selection box
The buttons came from a festive chocolate selection box

"We have been in touch with Cadburys to ask them to investigate how this happened.”

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