Absolutely Horrifying DO NOT BUY
This product should be banned, i bought them for the first time and i had no idea they had laxatives in them. Which is really bad, i've experienced some awful side affects and they last a long time. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
Awesome substitute for the orig that are full of sugar but omg the toilet loves you after consuming such a small qty!
Tastes the same as original gummy bears just without all the sugar! It's awesome. However if you consume too many all at once then your toilet will definitely love you!
Double D’s, Diets and Diarrhoea
Someone on the Facebook support group I belong to recently posted about their experience after consuming DD lollies, and it brought back rather painful, and humiliating memories of my own ordeal. Looking back on it now, I can sort of see the humour in it, especially after reading some reviews on line. So I thought I would dedicate a entry in my blog to all of those who have lived through their own DD diarrhoea disaster. Here is my story:
For someone with a sweet tooth such as myself the hardest part about a diet is not being able to eat sweets.... For those times when you are relaxing in front of the TV or reading a book and your hand reaches for chocolates or lollies. I was like that. Evenings were the worst. I just had to be nibbling on something. Trouble is when you go to bed around 7pm or so every night to watch your favourite mindless reality TV show, or a few episodes of your favourite TV series on DVD the old habits of wanting to nibble on something are still there. Yes, I do have my Optifast chocolate bar in the evenings, but even after that I still feel the need to nibble. Sometimes cherry tomatoes just don’t cut it you know? And one thing I discovered was that there were sugar free lollies available at the local supermarket, or by ordering on line. Now because it has artificial sweeteners in it there is a small bit of writing on the back warning you that excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect or upset stomach. Note the keyword is ‘may cause’. Another key word ‘excessive’. Remember that. The day I bought them I was looking forward to chilling out while watching The Walking Dead series on DVD and nibbling a few gummy bears. After all, what could be more pleasant while watching zombies munching away on living flesh with the associated blood, gore and screams, than biting the heads off a few gummy bears and chewing their bodies? So there I was that evening, enjoying a few sweet treats and watching my show. I hadn’t eaten too many, maybe 5 or 6 so I had confidence that my gut could easily handle it. All was good and I enjoyed a pleasant nights sleep as usual. The next morning my stomach felt a little, well, off. Some mild cramping type pains that weren’t too bad, although the flatulence that accompanied meant I was not pleasant to be around. Still, my partner was out shopping that morning, and that only left me with the dog and cats.
- Verified purchase
This product should be banned! Bought a few different varieties of the Double D sugar free lollies. Decided to break my 20hr fast with 5 gummy bears and 10 fruit jellies. Less than an hour later I was feeling the laxative effects which lasted 14hrs. I Stupidly thought I had caught gastro. So a couple of days later and here we are back on the toilet with diarrhea and stomach cramps after finishing the pack of fruit jellies. I can't believe this product is allowed to be sold in supermarkets!
If you like gastric rumblings and uncontrollable diarrhea you've found the right product
Like many of the other reviewers here I was excited to find these sugar free lollies apparently sweetened by stevia according to the messaging on the front of the packet. Ate about 6 or 7 and my stomach started to rumble within 30 minutes. Within an hour I was on the toilet wondering why week felt like wee was coming out of my bottom. The marketing on these really needs to be addressed. They are potent laxatives. They contain isomalt as their primary ingredient.
Well i was handled sobering news a few weeks ago that i was now a diabetic and could no longer eat sugar. Heading home i had to empty out the cupboards and resort to a life of misery.
Alas, i found out about some sugar free lollies so i can still get my sugar fix!
Purchased in February 2019.
My name is Matthew and I’m on a strict calorie deficit diet. My diet is quite restrictive with minimal carbohydrates, high protein and moderate fat intake, this makes me sometimes (mostly) grumpy. You can imagine my excitement when my sad weary eyes glazed across a teeny little packet of sugar free goodness as if placed there ever so innocently by god himself on the impulse purchase level shelf at the self serve checkout at Coles.
I rushed home that Saturday afternoon after a very long week of dieting, work and gym ‘treat yourself’ I thought, ...
Made me so sick I considered going to hospital
After spending about 20 hours with shocking abdominal pain and diarrhoea like never before I googled some of the ingredients listed on the packet.. how this is going under the radar is beyond me.. DONT TOUCH THEM
Purchased in February 2019 for $2.00.
I would rather be dead
I felt so good about myself buying sugar-free gummy bears! I thought I'd found a loophole for enjoying a sweet treat I loved without as many calories. After trying these myself and now reading all of the reviews, I genuinely do not know how they are still on the shelves. Anything that can make you THIS sick after consuming such a small amount cannot be safe for consumption. I would've had no more than 5 or 6 of these and two hours later I'm struck by violent diarrhea at work, of all places. Yes, the packaging does warn you that excessive consum...ption can have a laxative effect, but I definitely wouldn't classify 5 gummy bears as "excessive consumption". These are obviously terrible for your body and shouldn't be allowed to be sold - like I'm actually shocked that after this many bad experiences they still haven't been canned. I NEVER write reviews on anything, but these made me that sick that I felt like I had to let other people know what they're getting into here. I'd rather consume the calories that come with a whole pack of regular gummy bears than poop water all afternoon, but cheers for that Double D's.
An eruption - to say the least
No words can truly describe the amount of pain and discomfort my entire digestive tract is encountering.
Do yourself a grand favour and avoid this product, or and Double D product AT ALL COSTS.
As my pure, innocent, sweet tooth went to reach for what I thought would be a healthy snack... I endeavoured down a dark road - munching away two full packs... only to get home and feel a discomfort growing within my stomach...
Assuming it was some bad chicken, I left for work - blissfully unaware of the demons spawning within my body.
Great lollies but read the fine print
I’m doing keto, so seeing these bad boys tempting me near the cash register felt like a gift from God himself. Sugar free gummies? In various flavours? I literally whispered “thank you science” under my breath as I purchased them without hesitation. I ate half a packet of the gummy bears and half of the coke bottles an hour before bed.
Fast forward to 4am and plot twist: I shat the bed. Like hot lava spilling from my volcanic rectum, history had repeated itself— I was reliving the nightmarish events of Pompeii, only I was Mt Vesuvius, the to...ilet and my bed were the unsuspecting citizens, and the deadly volcanic ash was my firey poo juice. It was everywhere. After half an hour, I did what any intelligent survivor would do and resorted to the shower. A being with all hope lost, pooping and farting on the shower floor, while the sweet chirps of the rising morning birds rang in the distance. The only glimmer of joy I could find in this moment was how impressively long and robust my toots were— my back was singing sweeter than a barbershop quartet. Needless to say, I called in sick to work this morning. And you’ll have to as well if you make the same mistake. Your “call in sick”email will be so vague and so bereft of detail that it’s certain your boss won’t believe you and you’ll get fired. Maybe that’s the anxiety talking— or just these god damn gummi bears created by Hades himself. Good luck commrades. Note: read the fine print. These gummies have at least the decency to warn you that they will destroy your insides. They taste great though.
Dance of the flaming fools!!
Dance of the flaming fools!!
These things are guaranteed to sting ya ring.
Just are a hand full and maybe 40 minutes later I'm spray painting the back of the bowl.
Have never annoyed out my butt so badly. Glad to see Im not the only one who has been affected by these 'lollies'.
Surely they were made in a chemical factory in China. These things could even be used as chemical weapons they are so bad.
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These would be amazing without the tummy pain!! Can you make them without the poison?
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