Thank The Lord I Don't Like Black Licorice

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  1. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    or this could have been me.

    :alex:

    https://www.clickorlando.com/health...-man-dies-from-eating-bags-of-black-licorice/

    " A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday."


    "The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract. It can cause dangerously low potassium and imbalances in other minerals called electrolytes."
     
  2. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    That's around 30 bags. I like black licorice, but not that much.
     

  3. Deltic

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    There was a kid in England that went blind because all he would eat was potato chips and chicken nuggets. A guy was eating microwave popcorn all day long and it trashed his health. A healthy diet consist of a wide variety of healthy foods. Junk food should be a rare item if you eat at all. Don't be like the guy who fell off his scooter while reaching for the carbonated sugar water that was killing him.
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  4. Von Hayes

    Von Hayes

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    I been workin my way through a 5 lb bag of red Australian licorice.......i never ate more than 1 gihugic handfull at once thank god.
     
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  5. BillKilgore

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    Black licorice is the spawn of satan.

    :eek:o_O:confused:
     
  6. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    The word is "moderation".
     
  7. JLA

    JLA

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    I eat black licorice all the time. Heck, besides the sugar I didn’t realize it was THAT bad! Good thing I don’t eat it like I have a feed bag attached to my face.
     
  8. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Black
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  9. oldmick

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    I drank my share of Sambuca, but that's about as close as I’ve come.
     
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    Berto stole my answer..in moderation a lot of stuff is ok, but thats just stupid level stuff there lol.
     
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  11. nerr

    nerr

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    I love the stuff. My son-in-law sent a text warning me of the danger. I wrote back that it was a choice between me risking death and remaining calm or becoming a raging addict who will do anything for a lico-fix.

    Safety tip: You can tell a licorice addict by their trail of good and plenty box shards.
     
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    when they announce "beef jerkey" is bad for you.....I will be fubar'd...
     
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    :thumbsup:


    Oh My Lord, that’s some good stuff.
     
  14. oldmick

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    Amen. Curse the man who introduced it to me. :) A nice Italian dinner followed by a double espresso sweetened with cane sugar and a small snifter of Sambuca, up.

    Had to quit drinking about eight years ago due to meds I take. I think Sambuca tops the list of drinks I miss, next in line would be a really good Tequila.
     
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    Hmm. Wonder if jegermiester would do the same thing?
     
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    What if it was WHITE? Would you still have a problem with it, huh?

    Black Licorice Matters!
     
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    Interesting. Never would have thought you could die from eating liquorice.

    I wonder what other common foods could kill you if you ate a similar amount?
     
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  18. m6scout

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    Ever had salted licorice? A Dutch friend gave us some once. The salt isn't table salt, it's sal ammoniac- ammonium chloride. My wife and I both agreed that it was on the list of the worst things we'd ever eaten.
     
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  19. Gray Dood

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    It's a black licorice thing you wouldn't understand.
     
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  20. Colt38SuperDude

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    I was gonna say the same.
     
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