Who didn’t like hoarding packets of gummy bears in childhood? Forget childhood, we all enjoy munching on them even as grown-ups. Not only these are our favorite junk food, but also bring back many memories from our young days. However, many people who purchased the sugar-free variant of these gelatin-based candies were forced to create some new, not-so-pleasant memories.
Here are sugar-free gummy bear stories that will either leave you in fits, or in a state of shock.
Before reading these stories, we would like to explain the reason why these candies served as laxatives rather than confectionery items. Even though most fruits naturally contain sugar alcohol, gummy bear brands add more of them to enhance the taste, and that too, in a processed form. A slight overdose of this product may cause you to visit the bathroom frequently.
Consumption of Haribo sugarless gummy bears that high quantities of alcohol resulted in unexpected consequences for the consumers.
Let’s look at some hilarious reviews from Amazon, and after-use stories that people shared online.
1. Don’t consume gummy bears while flying high
One of the funniest sugar-free gummy bear stories was narrated as a review on Amazon. The OP bought a packet of these candies as a gift for his son while travelling to a different city. However, he decided to have some on his flight back home-while he was sitting at the window seat next to two old ladies.
20 minutes later what he suffered from, was not just a wave of flatulence as he initially thought it to be.
Imagine the horror of being stuck at a window seat with an upset stomach somewhere above 30,000 feet from the ground. To add to that, being locked in the airplane toilet for 45 minutes in spite of numerous knocks, only to be welcomed with death stares upon coming out. As you wonder why you are being gazed at so furiously, you realize the bathroom door was not air tight, hence the gummy bears made not just the consumer, but all the passengers suffer.
2. The perfect gift
For those who are unaware of the negative consequences of munching on gummy bears, the after-effects are more of an accident. For those who are well-aware of the effects it may have, can use them as a technique to teach someone a lesson, or to take revenge.
As we all know, practicing social distancing during the pandemic is essential. However, some of our friends do not take any preventive measures and continue coming over, putting both themselves and us at risk.
A person whose friend would not practice social distancing even after multiple reminders, bought them a pack of Haribo Sugar-free Classic Gummy Bears as a present.
You can all imagine what happened next.
The friend hasn’t been visiting the OP for 10 days for obvious reasons.
3. Full marks
Sometimes we tend to rate a product high because we really have an extra-ordinary user-experience. For others, we do so out of frustration and sarcasm.
The screenshot below communicates a consumer’s experience in his own words.
4. Absolute horror
Who says doctors don’t like to party?
If they have night duty and need to stay up all night, they too, deserve to munch on a few snacks.
Keeping this in mind, a physician brought gummy bear treats for his staff members. The irony was that he didn’t realize it was the sugar-free variant that can cause extreme side effects.
As is the case with consuming junk food, most people over-ate them. Consequently, one of the doctors experienced a bathroom emergency the next morning on his way home WHILE driving. Finding no public bathroom nearby, the individual pulled over at what he assumed to be a deserted corner of a road. Just as his hands reached his waistband, he realized it was the end of a driveway and people were looking at him in horror as well as astonishment.
5. The perfect weight loss solution
Amongst sugar-free gummy bear stories, this one left us speechless.
6. Make all the necessary preparations
A sufferer shared a sarcastic review claiming that these candies were delicious, but you should be ready for the consequences.
In the list of prerequisites, he included:
- Ensuring that it’s Friday and all your plans till Monday have been cancelled
- Ensuring that you have sufficient water stored in the tank and your bill has been paid
- Giving advance notice to family members and/or roommates
These sugar-free gummy bear stories are likely to make you apprehensive of their consumption. Even if you can’t resist the taste, make sure you do not consume the sugar-free variant and eat them only in a limited quantity. Else, you’d be responsible for your own fate.