I knew there was a reason why I didn’t like sour candy, but couldn’t really put my finger on it. Was it the fact that I primarily preferred the sweeter, kinder candies or the fact that some sour candy can actually burn a hole into your tongue? Regardless, this young kid learned the hard way when it came to what to not eat as a snack. Unfortunately he now has to blend his dinners in order to bypass any pain from the sore on his tongue.
Lachlan Canuk, a 7-year-old in Austrailia was eating Warheads, the popular sour treat which was invented in 1975, when he realized the candy was actually starting to burn him. His mom saw the damage and posted the image onto her facebook page which has since gone viral. Unfortunately, it seems the company behind Warheads knew of the possible side effects with a warning printed on the packaging that reads: “Eating multiple pieces within a short time period may cause a temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths.” Needless to say, this isn’t the first incident of kids being harmed by the confection.
No word if the family will take legal action, but luckily Canuk’s tongue is looking a little better despite the continued pain. Long story short, I’m sticking with Reeses Pieces, folks.
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