Pomfret cakes land woman in hospital

16 03 2012

So when I was a kid, liquorice usually came in the form of “Pomfret Cakes” which is a corruption of Pontefract Cakes. (Corruption follows me closely…)

Pontefract, for the less educated, being a large town in “god’s own county“.

Wikipedia: Pontefract Cakes

Anyway, I came across a BBC article from 2004 about a woman who overdosed on them. Imagine that! Apparently a love of liquorice can dangerously affect your potassium levels, and literally leave you weak at the knees: BBC: Woman ‘overdoses’ on liquorice.

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