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Why does sour candy make my tongue bleed?

Asked by pplufthesun (607points) July 6th, 2008

Why does certain sour candy, such as war heads, make my tongue bleed?

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eambos's avatar

I have the same problem. It’s usually sour patch kids that do it to me, and that it because of those sour-stuff crystals. Warheads are smooth so I don’t know why, but that is interesting.

willbrawn's avatar

I dunno man. I have never heard of that problem. Two resolutions though 1. Stop eating something if you bleed from it 2. See a doc if you dont like suggestion one

Lightlyseared's avatar

As general rule if anything makes you bleed, you should probably stop doing it.

jonno's avatar

It probably has something to do with the fact that they have acid in them – this causes the sour flavour.

See The Salt and Vinegar Pringles Experiment – they observed what happens when someone eats a whole tube of Salt and Vinegar flavoured Pringles.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Thats not an experiment thats, what happens every time I buy Pringles.

babygalll's avatar

I have never heard of candy making your tongue bleed. I would suggest to stop eating them!

Seesul's avatar

Ascorbic acid? It’s sometimes used to make things have a sour taste. At the markets in the US, it’s packaged under the name Fruit Fresh and is used when prepping jams and the like. You can also use it in guacamole to prevent it from browning instead of fresh lemon or lime. You could be sensitive to it when it is concentrated like that.

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