SIBLINGS always want what the other has.
But one little girl got a nasty burn after stealing her brother’s candy.
Post at Tiny Hearts Education Instagram pageone mom shared her story to alert other parents to the dangers of sour candy.
She said: “My daughter got caught in my son’s warhead lollipops.
“They are super pissed off and pissed off. She comes to me and yells ‘My tongue is sore’.
“They had burned her tongue, she was upset. We spoke to a doctor and got advice on what to do.
“Thankfully she’s fine but I was so concerned when I saw what they had done to her.
“It was super scary,” she added.
First Responder and Managing Director organizationNikki Jurcutz said that sour lollies are sour and can cause terrible burns to little ones.
She said the little girl “stole one of her big brother’s lollipops,” leaving her with the horrible burn.
“Introduction after five years and with caution,” she added.
The lollipop the little girl consumed had been a War Heads lollipop from Impact Confections.
Notices on their website state that “some sweets” are only suitable for children four years and older due to choking hazards.
When it comes to how sour their candy is, they explain, “Whether or not your taste buds can tolerate sour candy depends on the individual.
“Some people’s mouths are more sensitive to acids in foods (pineapple, citrus fruits) as well as acidic sweets.”
The acids used in the candy include ascorbic acid, citric acid, lactic acid and malic acid.
“Please note that all of these ingredients are FDA-approved for food use and are included at levels at or below legal limits,” they said.
However, the brand warns that some people may be more sensitive to the candy’s ingredients.
KNOW YOUR LIMIT
They said each package has a voluntary statement printed on it, warning that the candy is extremely acidic and can irritate sensitive mouths and tongues.
Sour candy can be tasty, but little ones have sensitive tongues, so it’s important that you don’t go for the sour option when giving them candy.
Sweets are also high in sugar and according to the NHS, sugar intake is highest in children aged 11 to 18.
Children ages 4 to 6 should consume no more than 19g of free sugar per day, which is the equivalent of five sugar cubes.
Children ages 7 to 10 should consume no more than 24g of free sugar per day, which is the equivalent of six sugar cubes.
Adults should consume no more than 30g of sugar per day, which is equivalent to seven sugar cubes.
Free sugars are those added to foods and beverages, as well as those naturally occurring in fruits and honey.
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