Construction worker dies after eating black licorice

čas přidán 25. 09. 2020
The 54-year-old died after consuming a bag and a half of the licorice everyday for a few weeks throwing his electrolytes off causing cardiac arrest. ABC News' Andrea Fujii has the story.
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  • I must have been close to death many times.

  • Black licorice? I DON'T LIKE BLACK LICORICE!!!!

  • IDK,,I usually buy red licorice and I think an ingredient changed,, because it definitely taste different,,the texture is different..😐I guess it depends on the brand you get....some candies are putting cheaper ingredients in their products👎shame on them

  • Poor dude he was just eating what he loved but didn’t know what would happen

  • White licorice taffy is worse

  • He had hypokalemia. Hypo, meaning low. Kal, referring to kalium, the former name of potassium. Emia meaning presence in blood. Low potassium presence in blood.

  • I stopped eating that stuff cause I started having complications.. I'd eat it by the bag too..

  • Most black licorice in USA does not contain actual licorice. You have to buy the imported kind to get the real thing..twizzler doesnt contain black licorice

  • Wow

  • chubbyemu

  • Twizzlers isn't food

  • So if it's that bad please investigate why it's still being put on shelves for people to consume.

  • Sounds like a hate crime to me!!!!😎👍!

  • How is candy EVER considered to be part of a balanced diet??? Smh

  • Love black!!! But don’t eat alot

  • Red licorice is actually strawberry flavor.

  • That's why I don't eat black licorice.

  • Who else knew that this stuff could kill

  • Black licorice is the best! I’m much older than him and eat tons of it and I’m fine, probably because I’m healthy overall. It wasn’t the licorice, it’s crap eaten in our food and bad lifestyles that kill. What a buck of fake news bunk! 😑

  • LOL just an excuse for them to monitor how much candy we can buy like they do in China make us think it's life-threatening to eat too much we've only been doing it for the past 100 years.... they should have spent more money on taking care of the world instead of filling their pockets

  • I remember eating good and plenty candy on Halloween when I was a kid and it's fucking disgusting

  • intrusive got it

  • Black licorice was always a bad egg

  • I hate licorice

  • Well....wow

  • All of a sudden this is news? When I was a kid, it was common knowledge. It's a shame that we have decided to willingly enter a new Dark Age!

  • Look up the health benefits of licorice root. Huh? Could it be ...

  • Better watch out!! Its nearly as dangerous as covid

  • I like red licorice

  • Anyone who enjoys eating black liquorish is already sick

  • *It’s his fault for liking it*

  • Keep eating plastic this is what happens

  • I just ate black licorice tonight, I work construction every day, and I think my cell phone is watching me...

  • Am I the only one that saw the video from Chubbyemu before seeing this?

  • I’m glade I hate Black licorice

  • They'll count it death do to covid

  • Chubbyemu

  • I never eat black licorice because it tastes awful.

  • So... he died from Potassium Deficiency = which is happening to 90% of people because of their S.A.D. eating... The focus should have been about how you need total intake of about 10,000 mg of potassium daily through your diet... and that supplementation can be around 4,500 mg as a upper range... what is important is that you use: Celtic sea salt at 4 parts to Potassium chloride 1 part = it is about keeping the "intake" of electrolytes in balance/proportion/ratio ... Drinking a sugary Gatorade takes almost as much electrolytes out of you as it supplies... eating high carbohydrate foods, stress, and other inflammatory conditions and foods/toxins causes an increase in the excretion of potassium ...

  • This is completely fabricated. No one likes black licorice.

  • Food additives approved by the FDA are still dangerous?! Oh yeah ,they are trying to kill us, that makes sense.

  • No wonder people don't like black

  • Fear fear fear I love murder hornets better

  • Fake news

  • If I was gonna die for a candy, it's not going to be black licorice. ew...

  • tf and he does a hard, life threatening job damn

  • Animal products are the only balanced diet.

  • Are you sure he didn't die of the Rona?! No one dies from anything except the Rona.

  • I'm never eating black liquorice again!

  • Are yall ever gunna be real news again or only fake lieing news from here on out.. you sorta kida s(u)ck

  • there could be no food left on planet earth except black liquorice and i still wouldn’t eat 🤢🤢

  • Lance grandma should see this video

  • Code story?

  • Thanks

  • Y’know what? I’m actually glad I don’t eat licorice!

  • More reasons not to eat these fake candy's littered with more chemicals than just sugar and other natural sugary additives from plants.

  • Just drink Janet. Taste the same and much healthier evidently

  • Throat Coat tea is delicious, but potentially deadly

  • Awe damn that’s my favorite candy. 😢

  • It’s nasty anyways but R.I.P

  • Licorice is nasty anyways

  • That ish NASTY! I'd rather eat a poo-poo sandwich and wash it down with pee!

  • he ate 5lbs of black licorice a day and died of cv19

  • Crap. I USED to eat a TON of black licorice. But. Wait. Who dat in scrubs? He LOOKS like a Muppet

  • Duhhhhh!

  • My husband just ordered 3 pounds of black licorice and his blood pressure is horrible. I’m glad I saw this video.

  • A popular candy?

  • I hate black licorice. Tastes awful. Thank god im alive. For the victim however, rip.

  • Or his nutrient imbalance came from the sum total of his dietary choices? Not particularly the licorice?

  • That nasty candy..is a huge seller..especially from Australia !

  • Does Jägermeister have glycyrrhizin too? I'm just curious because I can't seem to find the full list of ingredients

  • a bag and a half a day? damn

  • “Popular candy”?

  • That doctor was high asf

  • black licorice, italian sausage, rye bread, fennel... yuk.

  • Blk licorice is disgusting, YUK!!!

  • Well.....there went the only person in existence that liked black licorice.....

  • Nostalgia Zone And, if you think that a chemical extracted from a plant, licorice is a 'man made chemical', you must be a moron. Not that just because a chemical is natural makes it safe, because it doesn't.

  • Love love love black licorice. When you are Dutch, the craving cannot be denied. Sweet, salted, double salted, triple salted!

  • Why isn’t there a warning?

  • People are lacing candy with drugs these days. Wouldn't surprise me if that licorice was tainted with meth or fentanyl. He probably OD'd-not on licorice.

  • I guess they need to change the name to Good and Moderation.

  • And in The Netherlands the black licorice, or in Dutch “drop” , is extremely beloved

    • Ooh, I think they're the ones with an ammonia taste 😝 Love black liquorice though, in moderation! 🇭🇲

  • Wow I didn't know that, this is my favorite candy.

  • Propaganda. I eat a TON of licorice and I'm just fine. If something kills you, it's far more likely to be your own government than licorice.

  • Too much of anything isn't good for you. I'm glad I saw this...I really like Black Licorice. I'll have a piece a month now, a tiny piece.

  • Yea cause it’s rubber

  • It's still 2020... I'm not even shocked.

  • Liquorice shouldn’t be eaten every day geez

  • LMAO! When you get your Doctor from WISH.com...

  • I think I just didn't grow up with licorice, but I honestly hate the taste of twizzlers, they taste like plastic to me.

  • 😳

  • Internet: man dies from licorice Me: whaaaat??? Not listed as corona?😝

  • I never have to worry about dying from eating black licorice because that candy is horribly nasty in taste to each its own but if I'm going to die from eating too much candy, it will Snickers, Kit Kats , Twix etc etc

  • The licorice tested positive for covid. Better mask up those bags of candy.

  • Poor guy. God bless him.

  • This story feels racist. LMAO

  • whenever I get those candy in my Halloween Bag I would throw them out because it’s my least favourite candy

  • I hate licorice anyway

  • hmmm 1 of the things noted to combat c v. Again... Hmmm.