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.


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.

98 of 133 people found the following review helpful ☆☆☆☆☆ Made me sick, June 13, 2006 By Luke Meyers (Seattle, WA USA) See all my reviews REAL NAME This review is from: Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears, 5-Pound Bag (Grocery) They're delicious, but after I ate a few handsful, a couple hours later I started to feel really sick. I spent the whole rest of the day suffering painful gastrointestinal (branded Lycasin(tm)). If you don't have a problem with Lycasin, go right ahead and munch away. If you don't know, I'd try them in small quantities first to make sure they don't cause you any problems. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Report abuse Permalink was this review helpful to you? (YesUOO | Comments (9)


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."

☆☆☆☆☆ Rapture me, please lord, October 5, 2013 By Craig L-See all my reviews This review is from: Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears, 5-Pound Bag (Grocery) ☆☆☆☆☆ I can't get the smell out , October 7, 2013 By Sarah Oh See all my reviews This review is from: Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears, 5-Pound Bag (Grocery) ☆☆☆☆☆ slow painful death by Gummi Bears in an Airplane Bathroom, October 23, 2013 By ILike Ceesing in Luckytown) See all my reviews This review is from: Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears, 5-Pound Bag (Grocery) Ate a bag of these when I boarded a 6 hour flight to Seatttle Gastric exorcism at 30,000 feet Enough said. My advice.. Don't use a bathroom on a Delta flight. That stench is from me 7 years ago. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Repert abuse Permalink Comment

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).

I. From a review titled: “Just don't. Unless it's a gift for someone you hate." "What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM" 2. From a review titled: "Be sure to buy Oxyclean too!" "Be sure to also buy a tub of Oxyclean with this to get the blood and diarrhea stains out of your underwear, clothes, furniture, pets, loved ones, ceiling fans. Via amazon.com "I saw the product reviews and told some coworkers, so we bought a bag (because who doesn't want to spend the workday on the toilet AND get paid, right??). Brought them in yesterday morning and a bunch of the guys immediately downed a handful each. Within half an hour they were in the bathroom. Best moment of the day was when one of them (who had been in the bathroom for half an hour by that point) texted one of the others.If you think it's a fart....it's NOT.' hahhaaaaaa"

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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