Yep, that's where I am from and salty liqourice is quite popular here. In fact, it's my favorite But it's aquired taste I assumeMy sister once gave me a piece of salty licorice from, I think, The Netherlands. It grossed me out. I love licorice, but it is NOT supposed to be salty.
I never knew it even existed. Sounds interesting and different.I forgot all about salty licorice. I have only tried it once, and I had a very negative opinion. I am sure, as you said, it's an acquired taste, but in most other parts of the world, we are only ever exposed to the sweet kind.
Can't send you any, but if you want to try it; here is an American webshop that sells Dutch licorice. I linked one salty type I recommend (0ne of my favorites) http://www.littledutchgirl.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2850Send me some and I'll be the first.
I've never tried it, but I've never met a licorice I didn't like!
Up in Solvang, a lot of the shops sell salty licorice. They have free samples sitting out in dishes, and it amuses them to see the expressions of those of us used to sweet licorice. That's where I tried it.My sister once gave me a piece of salty licorice from, I think, The Netherlands. It grossed me out. I love licorice, but it is NOT supposed to be salty.
That's interesting. I can generally tolerate cilantro, but I don't like it. It makes my sister gag - she can taste even the tiniest amount in a dish.It's a genetic thing. Check out these articles. I am also one of the many who hates cilantro due to the soapy aftertaste:
Interestingly, they have drawn some comparisons between this trait, and people who hate black licorice and artificial sweeteners:
You have lived on Guam? That sounds awesome : ) .Salty licorice sounds even more disgusting than sweet licorice.
When I lived on Guam, there was a popular snack that was dried plums, but they were salty and sour and licorice flavored all at the same time. The first time I tried one, I spit it out almost instantly and felt nauseous. The second time I tried one was NEVER because I am not insane.
Thanks for the warning.