Haribo Sugarless Gummy Candy Reviews

Haribo Sugarless Gummy Candy Reviews

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Haribo Sugarless Gummy Candy Reviews are Amazon product reviews for a sugarless gummy candy produced and sold by the German candy manufacturer Haribo, which often feature humorous stories regarding digestive distress caused by the sugar substitute lycasin.

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On June 13th, 2006, Amazon user Luke Meyers submitted a 1-star review for the Sugarless Haribo Gummy Candy[1] product, claiming that the lycasin caused him “painful gastrointestinal distress” (shown below).[2] Over the next eight years, over 690 additional reviews were posted, many of which contained similar complaints regarding painful digestion.



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On May 17th, 2008, Expo TV user Jane T. uploaded a review of the gummy candies, noting that the lycasin may have a laxative effect (shown below).



On October 23rd, 2013, the news site Ryot published an article about the Amazon product page, which included several example reviews. On November 5th, Cracked[8] published an article listing the gummy candies among other products “making our lives a living hell.”



On January 14th, 2014, Redditor fragile_november posted a link to a sugarless gummy candy review titled “My Date with Andrea,” in which a man recounts his experience with candy-induced diarrhea while on a date.[4] In the first month, the post garnered upwards of 410 up votes and 20 comments on the /r/humor[5] subreddit. On January 18th, several screenshots of sugarless gummy candy reviews were uploaded to an Imgur[6] gallery (shown below).



On January 20th, Vice[3] published an article by writer River Donaghey, who recounted his experience with diarrhea after consuming the sugarless gummy candy. On January 25th, YouTuber skippy62able uploaded a video in which he consumes a 5-pound bag of the sugarless gummy candies, which causes him intestinal discomfort (shown below).



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