Blog: Olly WehringBulmers Pear cider in laxative claim

Olly Wehring | 30 June 2009

C&C Group's new Bulmers Pear cider in Ireland has not gone down well with a handful of consumers, it seems.

A forum posting on the website is headed: "Bulmers pear (best laxative known to man?)"

Several members of the forum then go on to describe, quite graphically in some cases, how they suffered from diarrhoea after drinking the new Bulmers.

One contributor, named 'chem', said: "The stomach was like a bubble machine gone nuts. After the 3rd pint it was like pulling the pin on a grenade."

When questioned about the complaints, a C&C Group spokesperson said in a statement to just-drinks: "Bulmers Pear contains a significant level of high quality, pear juice and like prunes, plums and grapes, pears contain naturally occurring substances which, depending on the quantity consumed and the sensitivity of the individual involved, may not agree with every individual."

It is understood that only a handful of complaints have been received relating to Bulmers Pear.

The spokesperson said that ingredients occur naturally in the pear juice and are not anything that Bulmers has added to the product.



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