Monday, October 27, 2008

salt licorice




a unique Swedish treat: salt licorice. this stuff is... hard to explain. at first, you get an intensely sour taste sensation, like a sour patch kid on crack. then, you get a mild and tasty black licorice. but, the second one you bite into has a distinctly... ammonia-esque flavor to it. and the third one, well there is no third one because the second one freaks you out too bad.

has anyone ever tried salt licorice? what do you think of it??


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23 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

WOW, that's intriguing - never had it before!

Amey said...

oh yeah,
I've tried it, and I must say, I do not like it. Too powerful!
I like black licorice, but those scandinavians take it to a whole new level. It's intense!

I'm with you on the "there's no third one..." ha ha!

Theresa said...

Sounds weird. Good on you for trying it though!

Peggy the Veggie said...

Haha, wow that sounds weird.Intriguing though... I'd like to try it someday!

haha, "sour patch kid on crack"- that made me laugh

Jeni Treehugger said...

Not tried it and I can't imagine!!

Sanja said...

That's funny - salt licorice is as common as sweet licorice in the Netherlands. Never new that you only now sweet licorice.

And I looove salt licorice! Maybe it takes a little to get used to?

JohnP said...

I think I would love this!

Mihl said...

Salt licorice is sold in Germany, but here its also known as a Scandinavian speciality. Personally I think it is too strong and I am more of a sweet licorice person. But P. loves the stuff.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

IKEA sells a milder version thats a nice way to be introduced to the stuff. I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE the ultra strong stuff like you have pictured. It is an aquired taste though.

Cafe Cyan said...

Oh man, I'd try salt-anything (well, almost anything).

Very, very interesting...salt licorice. Hmmm....

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I've never had it and never will after your description.

You're so brave...skydiving and now this! What's next?

PurpleStick. said...

Awee man! I want to try that stuff so bad, but can never seem to find any that isn't made with gelatin. =(

Dynah said...

Eeek that doesn't sound appealing to me at all! I guess if you're a black licorice fan. It sounds like a rather dramatic flavor experience!

allularpunk said...

i do not like licorice...so i probably wouldn't even have tried this in the first place! you are brave, indeed.

Melody Polakow said...

I haven't, but am intrigued. I'm sure my kids would love it if it is weird like that!

Urban Vegan said...

You know, I think I would really love this stuff!

swellvegan said...

The one thing any expatriate Swede ever asked me for if I was going there to visit my family was salt black licorice... especially Turkisk Peppar (or something like that). I have never liked licorice, so I admire you trying that stuff out! Ick.

I'm glad to read your Sweden posts, as I need to scrape together something to eat in a small town while I'm there at the end of November! Product reviews appreciated!

Anni said...

I love salt licourice (or salmiakki as we call it)! That sour sugary coating is only typical to Djungelvrål actually, most salt licourice isn't sour at all. The flavor is intense, but somehow totally addictive as well, once (if?) you get used to it!

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend brought me back some chocolate-covered salmiak from Finland last year.

OH GOD YES.

Helena said...

Oh djungelvrål is so good :)

Veganbidraget said...

Djungelvrål rules! It is simply the key to why we swedes are considered so introvert and polite. We channel all our inner feelings and aggressions through chewing this black stuff as we´ve done since we were five... ;)

Erica said...

I loved djungelvrål as a kid! The best candy ever.

smoothie said...

DO NOT DISS SALTY LICORICE. it is the best thing in the world.