Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears review

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mummel, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    TO FUNNY!...JJ
  3. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow! Probably similar to what they give you before a colonoscopy.
  4. Hilarious.
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those folks are REALLY GREAT WRITERS....  descriptive beyond my imagination.....
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    It's actually true.  They included an ingredient called Lycasin.  For the average adult, the Kraken gets unleashed after eating about 15 gummies.  Some of these stories are so funny.  I actually laughed out loud at cried a little last night.  I dont know why stories about people shtting themselves to death were so funny.  Slow news day I guess. 
  7. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    It's actually the sugar alcohol that gives you the explosive results. Lycasin is made from Maltitol, a sugar alcohol. Anything with Maltitol will cause frequent trips to the can.

    I have to agree, thats some good reading there..lol
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  8. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    Yea, Lycasin is just a trade name for the sugar alcohol sweetner substitute malitol. I'm not sure if Harribo has discontinued manufacturing the sugar free Gummi Bears, but major distributors such as Amazon, Walgreens, CVS, etc. no longer stock them. Not a problem however as those distributors and many others continue to stock essentially the same product under the brand names of other manufacturers.

    I asked my GI doc about the issue after after a friend of mine had an incident while munching on a bag of Gummi Bears at a stage play one evening. Not a pretty ending, but a hilarious one. The doc said that consuming around 40 grams of malitol in a relatively short period of time would essentially create "ignition", and that "liftoff" would occur at around 50 grams. Considering that the 5 lb. bag the commenters are referring to converts to about 2,270 grams, there's a very long and turbulent journey ahead.
  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I'm all to familiar with the effects of sugar alcohol. I had weight loss surgery 8 yrs ago, and I was warned about there explosive effects.
    I've been a victim, but not to the extent of your friend. I happened to be home, so only casualties were my pride and skivvies. Lol
  10. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]for sharing it with us OMG my sides still hurt those poor uninformed people.
  11. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think I peed myself a little!
  12. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I peed myself a lot!!

  13. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Well you guys a dam lucky you only peed yourself. Many have had much different results. :biggrin:

  14. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yesterday I had the Monday blues until I read these reviews. I laughed until my stomach hurt.

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