I stumbled across the Amazon page for Haribo Sugar-Free Gummi Bears
The Reviews and Questions posted there were extremely entertaining, however I have my doubts as to if they are true or just some internet hoax. After all, why would Hairbo sell candy that causes these effects?
The product does contain a disclosure
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.
But that doesn't seem to match the depth of some of the horror stories told about "Satan's Diarrhea Hate Bears" in the user reviews, or what I read from some brief Google searches.
- "Cramps, sweating, bloating beyond my worst nightmare."
- "Don't think of this as candy. Think of this as medication; a tasty alternative to nasty laxative teas"
- "Severe gastrointestinal pain which eventually led to gas, diarrhea, and vomiting"
- "Volcanic lava being forcefully ejected from my rear"
Are sugar-free gummy bears, or more specifically the substance Lycasin used in them, really as deadly to your gastrointestinal tract as the internet seems to want me to believe?