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Zout Drops

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Taste: 2

Texture: 2

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

These were a fascinating licorice treat for me. I'm pretty sure that "Zout" means salty, because the minute I bit into one of the tough little diamonds my mouth was full of salt. It was like taking a shot of salt water before you eat a candy. The strange things 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, 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 it was a little different. The salt flavour died out a bit more, 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 my teeth had many little bits left behind, and that was a horrible surprise while I brushed my teeth later.