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Arvind Mahendra
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Hi,
Ok this is a serious question but I can't ask it any other forum because we don't have one dedicated to "health and Wellbeing', apparently because we work in IT.
Anyway, A relative of mine bought bags of "Starlight Candy" for me from the US(I didn't order). It looks pretty cheap so I am worried if it is even safe to consume this crapp? I fear the ingredients, might be of sub standard quality or use harmful toxins like mercury or something and I may develop psychological problems over time as they are ALOT of candies I got. Does anyone know if prolonged consumption of said candy is safe? Its manufactured in Brazil For Walgreens, and that is the brand.

1. Can any rancher in the US ask the checkout lady or one of the staffers at Walgreens if they have experienced any returns/lawsuits due to medical problems suckers may have developed from prolonged use of Starlight?
2. I went to the walgreens website to read more about this stuff on their website to search for any reviews/feedback and in the 'related products' area, I see Hydron Z6 Sofblue - contact lenses as a related product. Which begs the question, can sucking on this also lead to blindness? I am in IT, so vision is kind of important. Please help!


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Balu Sadhasivam
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It looks pretty cheap


I would throw the crap away than to compile these thread.

I am in IT, so vision is kind of important.


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Eric Pascarello
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If you have the sugar free ones, only issue you will have is if you eat too many, you will get the runs because of the sweetener in them.

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Ryan McGuire
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I have never heard of anyone having enough of a problem with Starlights that they felt a need to return them.

Problems I might possibly see:
  • They cost money that might be used for something better
  • They are basically sugar
  • The wrappers are most likely non-biodegradable, non-recyclable plastic


  • Then again, these are true for most candy.

    On the plus side, peppermint has a couple benefits:
  • At least temporary relief of indigestion and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms
  • Minor relief of nasal congestion
  • Help in staying awake (seen on a billboard sponsored by Altoids brand mints)


  • See these articles:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/604855/the_amazing_health_benefits_of_peppermint.html
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/HEALTHbeat_073107.htm

    Arvind Mahendra
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    Ryan McGuire wrote:I have never heard of anyone having enough of a problem with Starlights that they felt a need to return them.

    Problems I might possibly see:
  • They cost money that might be used for something better
  • They are basically sugar
  • The wrappers are most likely non-biodegradable, non-recyclable plastic


  • Then again, these are true for most candy.

    On the plus side, peppermint has a couple benefits:
  • At least temporary relief of indigestion and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms
  • Minor relief of nasal congestion
  • Help in staying awake (seen on a billboard sponsored by Altoids brand mints)


  • See these articles:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/604855/the_amazing_health_benefits_of_peppermint.html
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/HEALTHbeat_073107.htm



    Thanks for all the input guys. Ryan, thats some serious research you have there. Unfortunately I didn't get the peppermint kind, instead some fruity variety of starlight. This relative is known to buy all the cheaper stuff that's manufactured out there, so I was kind of skeptical and debating whether I should just summon the neighborhood children and pass the stuff around but at the same time I wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing and not giving them candy which was safe to eat and not harmful in anyway.
     
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