You can buy a 5 pound bag of sugar-free gummy bears from Amazon for about $25. The question is, should you? NO, you probably shouldn’t. If you read the reviews for this product, you’ll understand why.
The first ingredient is Maltitol (trade name: “Lycasin”). It’s a sugar alcohol that is a replacement for sugar. It is sweet, but can also cause intense cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Sugar alcohols like Maltitol are actually prescribed by doctors as a laxative. They’re called osmotic laxatives. You will also find them in some protein bars, but one tends to eat those with more moderation than gummy treats.
So, what happens when you eat a lot of sugar free gummy bears, as you do?
Well, read the Amazon reviews and you’ll find out. Here’s one:
The hilarious reviews are NOT just funny stories. They are true horror stories & I realized this after 5 gummy bears. Seriously people…read the reviews & believe them. After 5…that’s right 5 gummy bears I spent the rest of the night with intense stomach cramps.