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October 28, 2011

Turns out not only is black licorice nasty — and it is — but it’s bad for your health. Not just bad for your health because it’s candy, but extraspecially bad for your health:

Licorice can cause irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia, and now the FDA encourages only moderate consumption of the jet-black candy. According to the FDA report, if you’re 40 or older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital.

With Halloween around the corner, the FDA offers these words of advice: “No matter what your age, don’t eat large amounts of black licorice at one time.” So don’t go and give out black licorice to all the trick-or-treaters, OK? In addition to potentially killing them, you’ll be the lame person who thought only of herself by doling out a candy that tastes good to, oh, one out of ten children.

Forewarned is forearmed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jco permalink
    October 28, 2011 5:05 pm

    shit is nasty.

  2. October 28, 2011 5:38 pm

    I just put some razor blades in my black licorice for the little toddlers. Happy Halloween, kids!

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