I had no idea that liquorice was toxic and can cause arrhythmias and AF.
I bought 200 gms from the old fashioned sweet shop on Thursday and ate them (with help) over the next 2 days. I felt awful yesterday and still not 100% today.
The back of my thighs felt none existent,very weak; I was breathless had severe headaches and felt quite bad. Took my BP - it was 185/60, pulse 50. Being post (second ) ablation I thought it might be related.
Research on the connection between liquorice and BP found that it is toxic stuff and if eaten in larger amounts it can give all of the symptoms and more that I had.
Definitely no more Bertie Bassets for me!