One particular brand of candy available on Amazon has sparked an uproar in the comments section because of the side effects it can cause when consumed in large quantities.
The culprit: a 5-pound bag of Haribo sugar-free gummy bears. Sugar-free candy containing lycasin is known to cause bloating and other stomach issues in adults. Amazon posted a safety warning in the Important Information section on the product page.”Consumption of some sugar-free candies may cause stomach discomfort and/or a laxative effect. Individual tolerance will vary. If this is the first time you’ve tried these candies, we recommend beginning with one-fourth of a serving size or less. Made with lycasin, a sugar alcohol. As with other sugar alcohols, people sensitive to this substance may experience upset stomachs.”As customers caught wind of the product’s side effects, there was an explosion of reviews on the Amazon page.
Check out some of the best comments about these gassy gummies. To read more reviews, visit the Haribo Gummy Bear page on Amazon.