Welsh Government credit cards have been used to pay for hundreds of pounds worth of scarves and chocolates while thousands has been spent on luxury dining and hotels, figures reveal.
More than £1.8 million was spent on Government credit cards in 2016/17 including £1,652.50 on seven visits to the Michelin-starred James Sommerin Restaurant in Penarth, South Wales, where a six course taster menu costs £70, or £110 with wine.
The figures which are released on the Welsh Government website have been analysed by the Welsh Conservatives, who described the spending as "out of control".
Purchases include £1,876.65 with Metropolitan Limousine, a Chicago car hire company, in September last year, the same month as first minister Carwyn Jones visited the US city to discuss trade.
Also in September, £3,204.32 was spent on accommodation at the four-star luxury Sofitel Chicago hotel which boasts "stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline" from its 32-floor glass building, according to its website.
In July last year it emerged that £7.5 million had been spent on the authority's cards, known officially as procurement cards, in the five years from 2011 including £103.91 at lingerie store Victoria's Secret.
A spokesman for the Welsh Government said then that that amount had been repaid after an investigation found it to be fraudulent but the other purchases were "in line with Welsh Government business objectives".
Purchases in 2016/17 included £460 for fixtures and fittings from Ikea, £698 to the Quilting Bee, a Conwy-based store, which describes itself on Facebook as having "a wide choice of haberdashery and quilting notions".
Meanwhile £1,001 was spent on four dates at Zip World Limited, the company that runs three zip line and adventure sites in North Wales.