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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by willie_pete, Sep 25, 2020.
These things are the bomb.
I am very surprised he let it get to the point it killed him. It would not just suddenly cause a heart attack, you would get palpitations and other afib symptoms first which should send you to the doc. I would guess he either ignored those or had other problems that made him more susceptible.
Everything in moderation. Except booze and hookers.
You haven been able to buy "real" Licorice in the general market since the 60's, what you buy at the super market is not real Licorice. Thats because of the potassium depleting properties of the real Lic. The last time I had a real piece of Licorice was years ago and I bought it in a Pharmacy.
That's a short list, and black licorice ain't on it.
- homemade or commercially produced
Cool Ranch Doritos
Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish
Kellogg's Special K (Original)
All banana-flavored candy
- Runts, Laffy Taffy, etc.
Edit: Golden Oreos
(I'd forgotten that until my youngest boy got those tonight.)
There's no such thing as "Black Licorice". Red licorice isn't licorice. It's gummy bears in stick form.
I've always liked licorice ever since you could buy it at the local mom and pop corner store for a penny a stick. Most licorice you buy these days doesn't taste the same as the stuff from the old days meaning, for me, the fifties.
The best licorice you can get to day is Wiley Wallaby Australian Licorice and it's also available in red and other gummy bear flavors which is an abomination and shouldn't be called Licorice.
But even though I like licorice, I don't eat it all the time because I'm Diabetic even though the Wiley Wallaby brand has low sugar content (9 grams)
And the phrase is "common sense".
I was thinking along those lines as well with Absinthe which i do enjoy occasionally. That has a very strong taste of anise as well.
Jesus. How fat do you have to be to eat a bag and a half of licorice every single day?
I only like black licorice jelly beans, a handfull is enough
Gluttony got him. Something I eat may get me, but it won't be licorice. Hate the stuff.
I don't think the red kind is actual "licorice" just candy in the same shape. The chemical comes from the plant that flavors the black licorice.
Also, if you eat some fennel seeds, you will taste a licorice flavor.
Also by the color of their poop--it will be green.
That Australian licorice tastes authentic, and I think it has natural flavors. I didn't see any warning about it being deadly, so they might want to start putting that on the package.
"The Surgeon General has determined that licorice can cause cancer and reproductive harm, at least in the State of California..."
So does Ouzo.
This thread had me looking up how to tell wild anise from poison hemlock, too. I'm always working on knowing the local plants and their uses and dangers. Turns out most of the plentiful plants around here will kill you.
Reminds me of the famous Socrates quote,
" I drank WHAT ? "
Hemlock is so plentiful here it should replace goldenrod as our state flower. Every placed that isn't mowed is covered with it.
Can you even say B.... licorice any more
I've been told that many other seemingly benign things, done to excess, can also be harmful, like Bourbon.