Honestly, who likes this stuff anyway? Apparently though, it’s possible to overdose on the bitter treat, and it’s not even that hard to do.
The FDA jumped in with their own warning of the coffee table treat.
“If you’re over 40 years old with pre-existing conditions, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital,” Peter Cassell, press officer for FDA told NBC News.
If you’re not careful, excess black licorice can tank your potassium, and also lead to irregular heart rhythms.
Honestly, just throw it out. There is better candy to eat anyway.