Good idea to stay away from liquorice. It can send your blood pressure skyrocketing and cause swollen ankles etc. from fluid retention. Very under reported here in Australia, but very much reported in USA and UK. I would be very interested in how many people have been put on blood pressure medication (which is very hard to get off) because of the indulgence in liquorice and liquorice candy. Doesn't always have to be OVER indulgence either.
I'll try almost anything once. I went to South America once and was told I might have to try raw monkey brains (EEEK!!! GULP) Thank God it never materialized. I'll stay clear of anything that has the potential to kill me (FUGU), rotten meat and such. No horse, cat, dog, rat etc. raw meat, road kill and I could go on.
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