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Mark_W

  20 months ago

Too much of a good thing can kill you!!!!
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I am hoping this story is a one-off and does not extend to chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!

A 54 year old man in the USA (where else?) has been killed by eating one and half bags of liquorice a day... My first question is WHY? I can't stand the stuff myself but my Dad loves Liquorice Allsorts - maybe I should stop getting them for him at Christmas! LOL!

He had not had any side effects from his bizarre habit until he went into cardiac arrest and died (in a fast food restaurant)... My first thought was that maybe it was all the fast food that killed him but apparently not!

Doctors have since confirmed that he was killed by the glycyrrhizic acid in liquorice! It turns out the glycyrrhizic acid (the active ingredient in liquorice) can cause 'hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, fatal arrhythmias and renal failure'! You guessed it, this man had them all!!!

Up until a few weeks before his death, he was eating tons of fruit-flavoured twists but changed to black liquorice - a decision that had fatal consequences!!!

So, beware - if you eat liquorice, don't eat too much!!! Do you like it?
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g2714572

  20 months ago
Hate the stuff since wee ...remember black jacks Mark they were binned in the ten p mix way back 40 ...45 years ago:) as its bloody rotten and makes the mouth black of course , shows you you live and learn your a fountain of knowledge sometimes sad or funny but its fact :)
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spartan3002

  20 months ago
I love Allsorts , in moderation. !
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KSquirrel

  20 months ago
I was aware it can be dangerous, especially if you're on certain medication but no problem for me as I hate the stuff!
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Cuss

  20 months ago
I never buy them now but I used to for my father I law
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davidwatkin

  20 months ago
I like it but thankfully don't eat it that often Mark.
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Scorpio70

  20 months ago
I really like it but if you eat only one whole bag you will get nauseous though so don't know how he could eat too much.
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trevjohn

  20 months ago
Mumsy gorged on it when she was preggers with me, and we both never looked back... Probably a scare story to stop people hoarding pre-Xmas ;).
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yvonne7495

  20 months ago
Crumbs i did once eat a whole 8 ounces of licorice! I like the chewiness more than anything.
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rogerdix

  20 months ago
Of all the sweetie options I only really like chocolate now. In all of its wonderful varieties.
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Chris563

  20 months ago
I love liquorice
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