These were a fascinating licorice treat for me. I'm pretty sure that "Zout" means salty, because the minute I bit into one of these tough little diamonds, my mouth was full of salt. It was like taking a shot of salt water before you eat a licorice candy. The strange thing was how this treat changed, and for the better. As you know I'm not a big fan of licorice, however, after having my mouth full of salt, the licorice was a happy conclusion.
I'm not saying that I loved the licorice flavour; it was just a lot better than the salt beforehand. I've had a few other salty licorice treats, and most of the time the salty flavour lasts all the way through till the end, but with these Zout Drops were a little different. The salt flavour died out a bit earlier on, and I was left with a fairly strong licorice flavour. The licorice flavour wasn't intense, it was just stronger than some other licorice candies I’ve had in the past.
The texture of these was a little bit difficult as well. They were really chewy and hard. That could have been why the salt flavour disappeared leaving only a licorice aftertaste. The only real problem was that after finishing these Zout Drops my teeth had many little bits left behind, and that was a horrible surprise while I brushed my teeth later on.