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(CBS Boston)   Too much glycyrrhizic acid will make your heart stop, and it's found in candy, but only in the kind you get if your neighbors suck. Good luck trick-or-treating, kids   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2020-09-23 8:45:26 PM  
nothing good can come from eating licorice
 
2020-09-23 9:18:39 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: nothing good can come from eating licorice


This stuff is wonderful.

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2020-09-23 9:21:37 PM  
Glycyrrhizicide
 
2020-09-23 9:36:54 PM  
 
2020-09-23 9:46:40 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Dead for Tax Reasons: nothing good can come from eating licorice

This stuff is wonderful.

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yeah, because it doesn't taste of licorice
 
2020-09-23 10:03:02 PM  
Stick to something healthy.
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The 5 pound bag is reasonably priced and can last for up to several days in your pantry.
 
2020-09-23 11:00:12 PM  
I wrote this a few years ago. It's tangentially relevant. Any opportunity to pimp out my poems:

==============

Killing Wild Licorice


If you set out to kill wild licorice,
consider this:
It can't be done, not by you, not by anyone
who lacks the kind of herbicide 
that is applied in units of pints per acre,
and requires a license to own.
Its roots are too deep, too insidious
for mere hands to unweave. Better to leave it alone.
Better to pretend you respect it,
than fertilize it with contempt.
With some practice, you may even 
come to believe 
you admire it.

Glycyrrhiza lepidota,
the root dulcet and squamous,
is not licorice at all, except as we name it;
is fifty times sweeter than sugar,
so sweet it is bitter;
is ubiquitous, perennial, indigenous;
was favored by Indians to soothe fever and tooth-ache;
inflicts blisters and back-ache upon any idiot 
foolish enough to presume to tame it.

Our medicine men have deduced 
that the only part you'd want to use
of this peculiar legume
should not be consumed,
for, like anger, it poses a danger 
to the human heart.
They will hear no argument from me.

Wild lic*rice w*uld be inn*cu*us 
if not f*r its c*ckleburs,
th*se obn*xio*s littl* c*cks*ck*rs
that get stuck to my s*cks,
p*rcupine eggs that attach to my d*g 
and infest his fur
where they burrow and nest 
that the chance might occur
they may germinate, gestate, eventually hatch 
and turn my best friend 
into a lic*rice patch.
 
2020-09-24 12:06:16 AM  
Black licorice matters.
 
2020-09-24 12:07:56 AM  
Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.
 
2020-09-24 12:08:32 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Stick to something healthy.
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The 5 pound bag is reasonably priced and can last for up to several days in your pantry.


Don't get the sugar free version. That stuff will kill you for real.
 
2020-09-24 12:13:15 AM  
I should be dead I used to eat it by the pound
 
2020-09-24 12:13:33 AM  

hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.


Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.
 
2020-09-24 12:13:37 AM  
"Even some beers, like Belgian beers, have this compound in it..."

Maybe, but if I had to choose a way to go, it would be from drinking Belgian beer.
 
2020-09-24 12:15:07 AM  
Growing up, Easter was a favorite holiday because I got ALL the black licorice jelly beans.
 
2020-09-24 12:15:10 AM  
Don't let the days go by, glycyrrhizic.
 
2020-09-24 12:16:36 AM  

fat boy: https://www.fark.com/comments/1060571​0​/Headline-Eating-black-licorice-can-be​-DANGEROUS-Article-its-not-dangerous


Yup. Look at the date on the thread you shared; they trot out this "news" every year.

I recall some guy wrote a book about it.
 
2020-09-24 12:17:52 AM  

a particular individual: I wrote this a few years ago. It's tangentially relevant. Any opportunity to pimp out my poems:

==============

Killing Wild Licorice


If you set out to kill wild licorice,
consider this:
It can't be done, not by you, not by anyone
who lacks the kind of herbicide 
that is applied in units of pints per acre,
and requires a license to own.
Its roots are too deep, too insidious
for mere hands to unweave. Better to leave it alone.
Better to pretend you respect it,
than fertilize it with contempt.
With some practice, you may even 
come to believe 
you admire it.

Glycyrrhiza lepidota,
the root dulcet and squamous,
is not licorice at all, except as we name it;
is fifty times sweeter than sugar,
so sweet it is bitter;
is ubiquitous, perennial, indigenous;
was favored by Indians to soothe fever and tooth-ache;
inflicts blisters and back-ache upon any idiot 
foolish enough to presume to tame it.

Our medicine men have deduced 
that the only part you'd want to use
of this peculiar legume
should not be consumed,
for, like anger, it poses a danger 
to the human heart.
They will hear no argument from me.

Wild lic*rice w*uld be inn*cu*us 
if not f*r its c*ckleburs,
th*se obn*xio*s littl* c*cks*ck*rs
that get stuck to my s*cks,
p*rcupine eggs that attach to my d*g 
and infest his fur
where they burrow and nest 
that the chance might occur
they may germinate, gestate, eventually hatch 
and turn my best friend 
into a lic*rice patch.


Snaps
 
2020-09-24 12:23:57 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Don't let the days go by, glycyrrhizic.


I couldn't change, though I wanted to.
 
2020-09-24 12:24:07 AM  
They had some licorice treats for goats. Like a twist, but a couple inches long and thicker.

First time I ever stole candy from a goat, but I know they would have done it to me.
 
2020-09-24 12:25:08 AM  
Weird finnish guy subs translation lakupiippu
Youtube mOYV7zMoDck
 
2020-09-24 12:25:47 AM  

SumJackass07: Marcus Aurelius: Stick to something healthy.
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The 5 pound bag is reasonably priced and can last for up to several days in your pantry.

Don't get the sugar free version. That stuff will kill you for real.


Send 5# bags of Haribo sugar free gummy bears to all the Republicans in Washington DC. It will keep them busy and out of trouble passing laws to screw us.
 
2020-09-24 12:26:59 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Don't let the days go by, glycyrrhizic.


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2020-09-24 12:29:22 AM  
Licorice also contains dihydrogen monoxide, which is linked to thousands of deaths every year.
 
2020-09-24 12:31:03 AM  

listernine: Growing up, Easter was a favorite holiday because I got ALL the black licorice jelly beans.


After hitting puberty I have just never been a big fan of most sweets^ but to this day I love a couple pieces of black licorice.  But it has to be decent licorice, some is just crap.  And i don't eat enough of it to tell anyone what brand is good and what isn't.

/*I will cut you over a piece of good birthday cake with buttercream frosting
//Even so, my gal makes me a peanut butter pie for my birthday....yum
 
2020-09-24 12:31:11 AM  
And when there weren't no licorice, we ate sand
 
2020-09-24 12:32:04 AM  

LordOfThePings: Glycyrrhizicide


Glycyrzzzzzic

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2020-09-24 12:35:42 AM  
Licorice, but make sure she washes it first.
 
2020-09-24 12:36:24 AM  

ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.


The Dutch as well. Some of the Dutch black salted licorice candies are coated with ammonium chloride instead of plain old sodium chloride. I don't know why, or how they even figured out that ammonium chloride was edible.

/went to high school with some kids of Dutch ancestry
//nearly puked the first time I tried their nasty candies
 
2020-09-24 12:36:44 AM  
I f****** love licorice
I bought a half pound of Black Jelly Beans from the IGA and ate it in about 3 days
I haven't bought another tub since; that's way too much sugar for anybody to eat.
Salmiak on the other hand has no sugar and it's also pretty good but it's just not the same.
 
2020-09-24 12:36:55 AM  
Fark black licorice (aka: Satan's suppositories) to hell.
 
2020-09-24 12:38:25 AM  
glycyrrhizic acid


Stop letting the Welsh name things.
 
2020-09-24 12:41:57 AM  
I like candy with too much mxyzptlk acid. Nothing like a little sweet warped reality.
 
2020-09-24 12:43:34 AM  
Qui bono? IE - who benefits from this announcement...

It would have to be a company or several companies who want to get people to stop eating liquorice...

I'm sensing the hand of Big Chocolate.
 
2020-09-24 12:43:51 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: nothing good can come from eating licorice


Boo!
I love black licorice.
 
2020-09-24 12:49:36 AM  
I love black licorice! The real stuff, not the congealed HFCS that tends to make up 90% of the US diet.
 
2020-09-24 12:50:55 AM  

Snapper Carr: glycyrrhizic acid


Stop letting the Welsh name things.


Yyourh rraÿsystt!
 
2020-09-24 12:51:21 AM  

Mabman: ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.

The Dutch as well. Some of the Dutch black salted licorice candies are coated with ammonium chloride instead of plain old sodium chloride. I don't know why, or how they even figured out that ammonium chloride was edible.

/went to high school with some kids of Dutch ancestry
//nearly puked the first time I tried their nasty candies


Oh yeah: drop. That shiats good!
 
2020-09-24 12:53:05 AM  

ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.


You've not tasted something disgusting until you've tasted sugar-free licorice
 
2020-09-24 1:01:15 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: listernine: Growing up, Easter was a favorite holiday because I got ALL the black licorice jelly beans.

After hitting puberty I have just never been a big fan of most sweets^ but to this day I love a couple pieces of black licorice.  But it has to be decent licorice, some is just crap.  And i don't eat enough of it to tell anyone what brand is good and what isn't.

/*I will cut you over a piece of good birthday cake with buttercream frosting
//Even so, my gal makes me a peanut butter pie for my birthday....yum


You can always choose to drink your liquorice instead.  Sambuca is pretty strong both on flavor and potency.  Is also surely syrupy so really good for a sore throat.  The absinthe I've had was also anise-ish but far weaker.
 
2020-09-24 1:05:49 AM  

zeroflight222: liquorice


That there is a good example of folk etymology. Because the word reminded some people of "liquor," they assumed the words were related.

They aren't.

I'm not judging. Folk etymology has given English a lot of legitimate spellings that didn't used to be.
 
2020-09-24 1:13:56 AM  
They just reported this and the guy died last year...

"The man had switched from red, fruit-flavored twists to the black licorice version of the candy a few weeks before his death last year. He collapsed while having lunch at a fast-food restaurant."

Definitely the licorice. I'm sure he wasn't doing anything else that could lead to heart failure...

Who was taking notes on his licorice intake?
 
2020-09-24 1:16:15 AM  

LordOfThePings: Glycyrrhizicide


Wasn't that Superman's enemy's favorite candy?
 
2020-09-24 1:25:29 AM  
Up next on New Things to Be Afraid Of: BLACK LICORICE!
 
2020-09-24 1:27:27 AM  

Mabman: ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.

The Dutch as well. Some of the Dutch black salted licorice candies are coated with ammonium chloride instead of plain old sodium chloride. I don't know why, or how they even figured out that ammonium chloride was edible.

/went to high school with some kids of Dutch ancestry
//nearly puked the first time I tried their nasty candies


ALL real salt licorice is made with ammonium chloride. So good!
 
2020-09-24 1:34:40 AM  
If I had to eat a bag and a half of licorice every day I'd wish I was dead.
 
2020-09-24 2:19:22 AM  

Mabman: ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.

The Dutch as well. Some of the Dutch black salted licorice candies are coated with ammonium chloride instead of plain old sodium chloride. I don't know why, or how they even figured out that ammonium chloride was edible.

/went to high school with some kids of Dutch ancestry
//nearly puked the first time I tried their nasty candies


Dutch and Scandinavian licorice with ammonium chloride (aka salmiak) is the best candy out there. Beats the sugar coated sugarbombs and vomit-flavored "chocolate" in the US candy isles any day.

/Much of the black "licorice" sold in the US doesn't actually contain licorice extract, but uses anise for flavoring instead
//Twizzlers and redvines are made from the left-over plastic castings that weren't high enough quality to be sold as Kraft American cheese singles
///Convince me otherwise.
 
2020-09-24 2:24:19 AM  
"Eating as little as 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks"

What the...? Who the f**k would...I can't even....

*vomiting sounds*
 
2020-09-24 2:32:21 AM  
Black licorice is farking disgusting. I would rather eat the discharge from Octomom's MRSA wound spread on a piece of moldy baguette.
 
2020-09-24 2:43:43 AM  
"all of our products are safe to eat and formulated in full compliance with FDA regulations."

And we know the National Confectioners lobby has had no influence in writing those regulations nosirree.
 
2020-09-24 3:11:41 AM  

Excelsior: Mabman: ChiliBoots: hissatsu: Nature warns us by having licorice taste disgusting. Those who ignore nature will face her wrath.

Then the Danes step it up a notch with their salt licorice. If you can eat more than a piece or two of that stuff there's something really wrong with you. My coworker brought some back and it tasted like salted tire rubber.

The Dutch as well. Some of the Dutch black salted licorice candies are coated with ammonium chloride instead of plain old sodium chloride. I don't know why, or how they even figured out that ammonium chloride was edible.

/went to high school with some kids of Dutch ancestry
//nearly puked the first time I tried their nasty candies

Dutch and Scandinavian licorice with ammonium chloride (aka salmiak) is the best candy out there. Beats the sugar coated sugarbombs and vomit-flavored "chocolate" in the US candy isles any day.

/Much of the black "licorice" sold in the US doesn't actually contain licorice extract, but uses anise for flavoring instead
//Twizzlers and redvines are made from the left-over plastic castings that weren't high enough quality to be sold as Kraft American cheese singles
///Convince me otherwise.


Anise is tasty, though. It also has a slight peppermint chill that licorice lacks. Is there a candy with licorice, anise and ammonium chloride out there? That's a salted tire rubber goodness I'd like to try.
 
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