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What is it about Aussie licorice as opposed to just regular licorice?

Asked by jca (35984points) June 4th, 2010

i am a black licorice fan. All the time I see licorice labelled “Aussie” or “Aussie-style.” What is it about Aussie or Aussie-style that makes it superior (or special enough to mention on the package) to regular licorice (“regular” meaning non-Aussie/style licorice)?

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SmashTheState's avatar

I just did some checking, and apparently “Australian-style licorice” refers to softer, more chewy licorice rather than the harder all-sorts style (which generally has the consistency of the sole of a running shoe). As a side note, if anyone ever offers you salt licorice, decline. Sweet christ, that stuff is fucking awful. They add salt instead of sugar for a truly nausea-inducing horror. It is beyond imagining what sort of degenerate lifeform could find salt licorice pleasing.

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Andreas's avatar

SmashTheState and jca: I don’t know if this will help, but if it doesn’t all the best to you, anyway! lol. A little while ago my wife and I came across this company http://sweetandsour.com.au/ and were absolutely delighted with their offering.

But not for those who think of liquorice as “sweet” only. This was really “over the top”. Have a look at the site and let me know what you think, if the mods allow it. grin

Before this experience I had no idea that liquorice could be so diverse, and I didn’t know that there was anything called “Aussie-style”. Live and learn, I suppose.

Maybe the “Aussie-style” tag is for marketing to a US market.

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