Black Licorice Twizzlers to blame for his heart disease, man claims in lawsuit

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A Manhattan man’s weekly black licorice fix gave him heart disease, the sweet-toothed 73-year-old claims in a new lawsuit that blames the Hershey Company for making the irresistible treats.

David Goldberg is a “healthy individual who is not obese” and “has never had any heart conditions,” he says in Manhattan Supreme Court papers.

But he’s got a weakness for black licorice-flavored Twizzlers, “consuming at least one standard size bag per week” of the twisty-chewy ropes for “years,” he admits in the suit.

The one-pound bags contained no warnings “that consumption of the black licorice product can lead to heart conditions” so Goldberg munched away.

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