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Any black liquorice fans out there?
« on: May 29, 2011, 08:13:35 PM »
There doesn't seem to be very many of us out there which means that there's more for those of us who do.   :)  Now, I'm talking about REAL liquorice that comes from the liquorice root and is traditionally black in color (the red stuff ain't liquorice, y'all!). I will also accept the artificial flavor of fennel. Whether it's soft chews or the candy coated pastels, I love liquorice!  Any one else share this affinity?



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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 08:21:10 PM »
Is that Dutch licorice the salted stuff?
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 08:26:14 PM »
Yay liquorice!
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 08:55:54 PM »
Is that Dutch licorice the salted stuff?

 It has a little salt in it, yes.  They also offer "Double Salt Licorice".  I tried some yesterday about dehydrated on the spot.  It was like licking a block of salt...disgusting. 
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 09:12:29 PM »
My Mom's crazy about licorice. I like fruit flavors, so whenever I get a bag of jelly beans, I save the licorice-flavor ones for her.  :)
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 09:20:55 PM »
Nastiest candy on Earth.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 09:21:17 PM »
Can't stand licorice candy, but I LOVE the taste of tea that has licorice root in the ingredients! It's absolutely wonderful for digestion, and it tastes great, too.

The salty licorice sounds amazing, and that's probably because I would lick a block of salt, happily. Blame it on my adrenal glands.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 09:40:34 PM »
I have seen triple-salted licorice, as well.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 10:34:58 PM »


nope...not really a fan.

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2011, 10:48:12 PM »
I like absinthe for goodness sake, is that a big enough fan for ya? :P

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 10:51:53 PM »
Oh my goodness, really?   :o ??? :-\
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 11:33:37 PM »
I like absinthe for goodness sake, is that a big enough fan for ya? :P
Ugh, absinthe is horrid! My husband can put that stuff away, but I can't stand it. Much too strong (but then again, I'm not a big fan of hard liquor in general, especially straight...).
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 11:50:24 PM »
I grew up in Australia, and we only had the black sweetened kind back in the day. I love it.
 

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 12:10:41 AM »
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 12:13:04 AM »
^^Tallitot, that type of licorice is also really good, but my all-time favorite is Panda brand.

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 12:21:29 AM »
I used to drink Jagermeister, does that count?  :angel:
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 07:57:14 AM »
Nastiest candy on Earth.

Next to Peeps, which are just evil.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2011, 10:51:23 AM »
I like licorice when it's mixed with other stuff, like in those allsorts things that Brits eat. Good n' Plenty is nasty and always got a resentful look from me when I found it in my Halloween stash.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2011, 12:33:34 PM »
Oh my goodness, really?   :o ??? :-\

I like absinthe for goodness sake, is that a big enough fan for ya? :P
Ugh, absinthe is horrid! My husband can put that stuff away, but I can't stand it. Much too strong (but then again, I'm not a big fan of hard liquor in general, especially straight...).
Yes. I mean, the way I've had it was the traditional way with the sugar cube and the water added to it (not straight), but I thought it was really good.

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2011, 01:34:57 PM »
^ Is that the one where you burn it first? What do you use to do that, a traditional lighter?
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 01:38:28 PM »
(the red stuff ain't liquorice, y'all!)

It's the good kind.

I used to drink Jagermeister, does that count?  :angel:

I might fall into this category if it counts.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2011, 01:41:01 PM »
^ Is that the one where you burn it first? What do you use to do that, a traditional lighter?
No, I believe that is called the Czech method. I am not sure if there is a name for the method I did, but I believe it is the traditional one. You pour the absinthe into the glass, lay the spoon on top of the glass with the sugar cube on top of the spoon, then slowly pour water over the sugar cube. The absinthe then begins to go from translucent green to an opaque white color.

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 01:54:20 PM »
^ Is that the one where you burn it first? What do you use to do that, a traditional lighter?
No, I believe that is called the Czech method. I am not sure if there is a name for the method I did, but I believe it is the traditional one. You pour the absinthe into the glass, lay the spoon on top of the glass with the sugar cube on top of the spoon, then slowly pour water over the sugar cube. The absinthe then begins to go from translucent green to an opaque white color.
Absinthe La Louche is the name you are looking for. That is typically the way I prepare my mine (when not in a cocktail of some form), though I admit I have never tried the Czech method.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2011, 02:25:39 PM »
Nastiest candy on Earth.

Next to Peeps, which are just evil.

I have to agree.  Also, those horrible "peep"-like bunnies they peddal at K-mart around Easter  :P

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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2011, 02:27:15 PM »
Peeps are disgusting. I know this thread is about licorice, but I can't help myself. I would rather eat a mouthful of Allsorts than bite the head off a Peep.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2011, 02:29:05 PM »
Peeps are disgusting. I know this thread is about licorice, but I can't help myself. I would rather eat a mouthful of Allsorts than bite the head off a Peep.

I'd rather do what my priest's son does and eat the "rollie-polie's" I find on the ground!

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2011, 02:37:38 PM »
You people are strange. Peeps are God's gift to humanity, plain and simple. Their sugary goodness always hits the spot!
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2011, 03:03:34 PM »
You people are strange. Peeps are God's gift to humanity, plain and simple. Their sugary goodness always hits the spot!

I agree. Speaking of delicious easter candy that I never get to eat because you can only buy it during lent, I love cadbury's cream eggs.
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2011, 06:44:46 PM »
I like Red Vines Black Licorice Twists (Molasses, Wheat Flour, Corn Syrup, Caramel Coloring, Licorice Extract, Salt, Anise Flavor). I use to buy the four pound jar, but now I can not even find a 1 pound bag.  The store shelves have been taken over by the raspberry red menace. Fortunately, Ouzo and Italian sausage do not come in a raspberry red variety....yet.

There doesn't seem to be very many of us out there which means that there's more for those of us who do.   :)  Now, I'm talking about REAL liquorice that comes from the liquorice root and is traditionally black in color (the red stuff ain't liquorice, y'all!). I will also accept the artificial flavor of fennel. Whether it's soft chews or the candy coated pastels, I love liquorice!  Any one else share this affinity?





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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2011, 08:02:13 PM »
I used to drink Jagermeister, does that count?  :angel:

Good as medicinal liqueur when one has a cold...
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2011, 08:27:47 PM »
Strange thing: I don't like liquorice candy, but anise is sometimes used to flavor it, and I like root beer, which I think contains the same thing.  ???
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2011, 08:50:11 PM »
I used to drink Jagermeister, does that count?  :angel:

Maybe, but I get my "fix" for this flavor with a good shot of ouzo.  :D
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2011, 09:00:21 PM »
Strange thing: I don't like liquorice candy, but anise is sometimes used to flavor it, and I like root beer, which I think contains the same thing.  ???

 I think you're on to something.  Not long ago, I ate some black licorice and then took a drink of Coke and it tasted just like a root beer.  I guess licorice or anise is the "root".
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2011, 09:02:24 PM »
I like Red Vines Black Licorice Twists (Molasses, Wheat Flour, Corn Syrup, Caramel Coloring, Licorice Extract, Salt, Anise Flavor).

 I think those are the ingredients for Panda licorice as well.  And I just finished the last of my Dutch licorice.  :(
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Re: Any black liquorice fans out there?
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2011, 09:09:41 PM »
My husband and I vastly prefer black licorice to any other flavor. I always eat the black jelly beans first :)