Gentle friends, you may or may not know that Amazon is a place that you can find damn near anything you want, need or just plain desire.... well, one of my greatest temptations and favorite things are known well to my family and friends is my overwhelming love of black licorice. Now, I'm talking deep lovely anise flavored licorice and anise flavored things... now I'm talking about some lovely Sambuca... back to licorice... a favorite of type of mine would have to be Pontefract cakes, - a delicious treat from England and in the past when to mood hit me I had to order them from sweet shoppes in the UK. Well, I got the hankering the other day and started looking around on Amazon at the different black licorices available.... and found a trove of different kinds of licorice from Holland. From past experience, I knew that the licorice from Holland was simply to die for... I had tried lots of different variations of Dutch licorice ..... salt, double salt and sweet black licorice. I really do not care for the salted kind, but the sweet black licorice ...yummy!!
In my search, I ran up against something totally new to me..."Schoolkrijt," "Licorice Chalk " or "Licorice Ice" ..... I was intrigued... after I did a little looking around and reading I figured that there would probably be a 90% or better chance I would love this freaking stuff...so throwing caution to the wind I ordered a bag and.... here's what came...
... for those not knowing what you're actually looking at, "licorice chalk" is a black tubular piece of licorice that is covered with a very thin, crunchy deliciously minty shell.... well, I opened up the bag and out came a dusty, lovely mint odor... I popped one of these suckers in my gaping maw... and was immediately in a swoon!! Just so you know...these are the bomb and my new very favorite candy!!!
Just a little aside, peppermint is my next very favorite flavor so to combine these two together was right close to my nirvana!!!! I immediately ordered another bag so that I won't run out of the stuff anytime soon..... so... if you like black licorice and not many folks do, and you like peppermint then you should give these a try if given the chance.
That's about it for today sports fans.... tomorrow's post is all about "sugar skulls"......