That which does not kill me...

I got an object lesson yesterday in why you should always read the small print before eating something.

Take Fruittellas for example, those little fruity, sugar-free chews...

ASSORTED CHEWY SWEETS STRAWBERRY, ORANGE, LEMON FLAVOURED, WITH SWEETENERS.
INGREDIENTS: SWEETENERS (ISOMALT, MALTITOL SYRUP, SORBITOL, SUCRALOSE), HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, FRUIT JUICES FROM CONCENTRATE, (STRAWBERRY, ORANGE, LEMON )(3%), GELATINE, ACID (CITRIC ACID), EMULSIFIERS (MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES OF FATTY ACIDS, SUCROSE ESTERS OF FATTY ACIDS), HUMECTANT (GLYCEROL), GELLING AGENT (GUM ARABIC), DEXTRIN, FLAVOURINGS, COULOURS (BETA APO-8'-CAROTENAL, BETA-CAROTENE, BEETROOT RED). EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION MAY PRODUCE LAXATIVE EFFECTS.


Jesus, they're not kidding about that last bit. Half a packet was enough to keep my innards re-enacting the battle of the Somme all Saturday.

I'm never buying a family fun-sized bag of Fruittella again.

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