beschizza at January 17th, 2014 11:20 — #1
wearysky at January 17th, 2014 11:21 — #2
Well, one more reason to avoid sugar free gummy bears.
mmorowitz at January 17th, 2014 11:39 — #3
It isn't just Gummi bears. Look at the ingredients of any sweet labeled "sugar free". In many cases you'll see maltitol and a warning that too much consumption can lead to "the runs".
jorpho at January 17th, 2014 12:10 — #4
I thought mannitol was generally more popular.
In any case, this is the first I can recall hearing about "sugar-free" sweets causing such an extreme reaction. It makes the tales of olestra sound pleasant in comparison.
crenquis at January 17th, 2014 12:11 — #5
From accounts of people`s experience with the demon bears, sugarless gummy bears seem to be especially potent inducers of the back way spray...
4thace at January 17th, 2014 12:30 — #6
But how many grams of bears would it take to ingest 40 g of lycasin? I'm guessing more than a handful.
peregrinus_bis at January 17th, 2014 12:35 — #7
"I bought one order for the Westboro Baptist Church as a donation," one Amazon reviewer wrote. "Because we all know how much God hates irregularity."
All this sugar free stuff seems to do this to me. I can't stand any of it.
seki at January 17th, 2014 12:36 — #8
Uuuugh maltitol. My first- and last- brush with it was one nasty experience. I was working in a health food and supplements store at the time and the staff often ate expired protein bars as a lunch (since they were cheap and we received a pathetic salary).
One time, the discounted box in the back store happened to be ultra low carb bars, loaded with maltitol. For the next 3 days, I had severe runs... it got to the point where it was mostly clear water (TMI I know). I was just drinking pints of water and eating bread and bananas, desperately trying to get back to normal. I thought it didn't behave like the flu or a virus because I didn't have a fever or other symptoms but I did not realize what had happened until I spoke to a co-worker. He mentioned he had had a similar incident with carb-free jam.
Nasty, vile stuff.
wearysky at January 17th, 2014 12:38 — #9
I bet you lost some weight, though!
seki at January 17th, 2014 12:43 — #10
Oh yeah. Not that I wanted to. At the time, I rather needed to gain weight.
knoxblox at January 17th, 2014 14:51 — #11
Another product, but it probably still applies. "Poop the rainbow".
beschizza at January 22nd, 2014 11:20 — #12
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