Received an email this morning about how ASPARTAME, a sugar substitute used in Fisherman's Friend, can slowly kill. A search on google shows that this substance is used in most diet products such as Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Equal, Ricola etc, to replace sugar for it's sweet taste. However, on some reports that I found, it seems like instead of losing weight, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates. On top of that, this chemical changes the dopamine level in the brain, and it is particularly deadly for anyone suffering from Parkinsonís disease.
Hrm, your views? Personally, I'm a fisherman's friend.