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    Can anyone tell me is there sorbitol or any other laxative in vimto sweets?

    Son aged 8 ate a packet of the ones shown below (i wouldnt usually let him but he managed to do it unseen!) and all i can say was we had an exciting night...
    Anyway as above..ive tried googling but cant find the answer! i can see bonbons do..

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    Original Poster

    http://mathewpeet.org/images/vimto.png

    Dont think one pack of sweets would have made a difference, people can consume up to about 40g of sorbitol without experiencing a laxative effect.

    Glucose Syrup , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Mixed Fruit Juice from Concentrate 2.5% (Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry) , Lactic Acid , Egg White , Vimto Flavouring (including Natural Extracts of Fruit, Herbs and Spices) , Citric Acid , Hydrolysed Rice Protein , Colour: Anthocyanin .

    They normally mention on the packet about laxative effects don't they? Like Tic Tacs etc.

    Original Poster

    bigfoot100

    Best I can do click more details..



    thanks i didnt see the ingredients when i looked there earlier!

    dh058977

    Dont think one pack of sweets would have made a difference, people can … Dont think one pack of sweets would have made a difference, people can consume up to about 40g of sorbitol without experiencing a laxative effect.



    no it could have been something else but that was the only thing he ate that he hasnt had before...and i thought that the mints and chewies with sorbitol shouldnt be given to kids should it?

    Original Poster

    RosieWoo

    Glucose Syrup , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Mixed Fruit Juice from … Glucose Syrup , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Mixed Fruit Juice from Concentrate 2.5% (Grape, Blackcurrant, Raspberry) , Lactic Acid , Egg White , Vimto Flavouring (including Natural Extracts of Fruit, Herbs and Spices) , Citric Acid , Hydrolysed Rice Protein , Colour: Anthocyanin .They normally mention on the packet about laxative effects don't they? Like Tic Tacs etc.



    well the pack was shredded so i couldnt check it..he had enjoyed them oO
    he isnt ill so figured it had to be something like that had done it..and he ate his usual limited diet yesterday too..

    plumberman01

    well the pack was shredded so i couldnt check it..he had enjoyed them … well the pack was shredded so i couldnt check it..he had enjoyed them oOhe isnt ill so figured it had to be something like that had done it..and he ate his usual limited diet yesterday too..



    Well he'll know not to do it again in a hurry!!

    Banned

    Good job he didn't have and sugar free Fruitellas, they're like consuming pure laxative!

    Original Poster

    yeh i just explained 'laxative' to him or rather wiki did and he understands...he never eats sweets as hes a choc kid..but a neighbour gave him a goody bag..and cos it was a gift he ate them.
    I dont know if there is anything in that list could cause it tho...ill just be sure he doesnt do it again!

    Thanks all xx

    RosieWoo

    Well he'll know not to do it again in a hurry!!


    shi! happens

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    master_chief

    Good job he didn't have and sugar free Fruitellas, they're like consuming … Good job he didn't have and sugar free Fruitellas, they're like consuming pure laxative!



    yeh o/h likes them and others similar and used to give him one of them til i checked the pack..

    Original Poster

    shamus1975

    shi! happens


    oh yes it did! but hes a good kid and doesnt ever make a mess when ill..but this was exciting in a bad way..anyway hes fine now hes had his brekkie and is watching ninja warriors his fave!
    Edited by: "plumberman01" 8th May 2011

    plumberman01

    oh yes it did! but hes a good kid and doesnt ever make a mess when … oh yes it did! but hes a good kid and doesnt ever make a mess when ill..but this was exciting in a bad way..anyway hes fine now hes had his brekkie and is watching ninja warriors his fave!



    Did he have vimto sweets for brekkie? lol

    Original Poster

    he wont be ever having them again!
    he had toast he has taken hours to eat and now wants his lunch so all is well!!

    dh058977

    Did he have vimto sweets for brekkie? lol


    These are quite delicious.

    Never had any laxative style effects.

    Original Poster

    lol he drinks vimto every day-so he obv loves these...cant believe i didnt even get one to try!

    amfan

    These are quite delicious.Never had any laxative style effects.


    it was prob the fact that the sweets he ate was full of chemicals that lead to him on the toilet all night.

    DONT LET YOU CHILDREN EAT SWEETS! THEY ARE POSION

    Original Poster

    well as i said they were a gift-and we had guests-my back was turned-what can i say? throw away the key? its a fair cop!
    toilet? lol

    black gerbil1

    it was prob the fact that the sweets he ate was full of chemicals that … it was prob the fact that the sweets he ate was full of chemicals that lead to him on the toilet all night.DONT LET YOU CHILDREN EAT SWEETS! THEY ARE POSION


    Poor kid. Bet he thought he was melting.

    Original Poster

    actually he didnt care too much...we did

    The Therapist

    Poor kid. Bet he thought he was melting.


    don't eat or drink anything, its all poison!

    nahh, **** that ****.

    Interesting User name @op, considering the problem in hand

    Original Poster

    simplex

    Interesting User name @op, considering the problem in hand




    lol funny cos im not the plumber o/h is but he sorted it!

    Original Poster

    yeh thats what made me think of the sweets! thanks for sharing
    its not that he isnt allowed them just he didnt like..but made an exception for the vimto!


    starsparkle2311

    I wouldn't think they would be such a problem unless your kid doesn't … I wouldn't think they would be such a problem unless your kid doesn't normally eat anything like that. If they're used to a totally sweet free diet, then obvo it's gonna have some effect.This thread makes me remember when I was in high school, mints and chewing gum were all the rage, most kids/girls skipped dinner, diets etc, but ate lots of mints, can't remember the name but do remember the after effects of girls who had more than one packet per day, wasn't nice, very laxative,lol.


    Original Poster

    starsparkle2311

    Haha yes, well maybe lesson learned there then for him,lol. My kids have … Haha yes, well maybe lesson learned there then for him,lol. My kids have just had braces fixed, I'm having so much fun with their diets at the mo', I can tell you,lol!!!!



    ewww theyre horrible...both my girls had them...have you got the wax to put on the bits that hurt? mine used it and said it helped..after a couple of weeks they didnt mention them again tbh so i hope yours are the same..mine now have gorgeous teeth!

    Original Poster


    starsparkle2311

    Yes they have the wax, they've been pretty good, few bad days when they … Yes they have the wax, they've been pretty good, few bad days when they first were fitted, which was expected, I was so worried about them, for the pain and for the (what will the other kids think thing) but the pair of them have done me proud, think my lectures have paid off well, they even brush their teeth at school/dinner time. Never thought they would, but braces seem to be quite common now, so they haven't been too bothered at school. I think most of their class mates are needing them, so they're kinda looking at my 2 to see what happens. They've been ok, I'm hoping it's worth it, worth a try anyway eh? Just got to be religious on keeping them clean, that's the hard thing, and that's not cheap either is it? They're doing well now though, so fingers crossed.



    just take care they dont overdo the fluoride cos my youngest girl has white marks on her lovely straight teeth. A lot of kids have them or will be on the wait list..dont think either of mine cared-in fact they loved going back to get the 'diamonds' changed on them-my youngest used to pick her colour..when it was near her prom she chose to match her dress..but thankfully they were off in 6 months..and she had huge gaps cos had 4 teeth out. The dentist advised she could choose to have or not cos they actually were straight just a little overcrowded, but i could see they would be worse after wisdoms arrived and she wanted them so much she pushed til they gave them to her!
    im sure you will see rapid results-just have the painkillers cos sometimes they move so fast they ache!

    Vimto is an anagram of vomit but I didn't know about the laxative effect ....

    Original Poster

    well i wont be tying it again anytime soon to disprove or prove my theory lol

    joesmum

    Vimto is an anagram of vomit but I didn't know about the laxative effect … Vimto is an anagram of vomit but I didn't know about the laxative effect ....


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