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Cats taste surprisingly like licorice….

That’s because they are licorice, silly!
Here we have Gustaf’s Dutch Licorice Cats.
Now I don’t know what is Dutch about the licorice. In our American vernacular, anything Dutch usually means it’s been split in half; Dutch door, going Dutch. This licorice tastes full strength to me.
According to the letter on the back of the bag from Gerrit (where’s Gustaf?), the folks in Holland consume the most black licorice of any country in the world. I wonder if they get heart palpitation like I do after eating far too much in one day….I also wonder, “why licorice?” Do they crave licorice after visiting those coffee shops which used to sell pot, but now can’t? Hmmm, so many questions…
As for the cats. They are about an inch tall, and pretty good.
I found them at World Market, which should get an international candy award for all of the amazing treats they carry. They were $1.99, and worth the price.



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3 responses »

  1. moshimoshineko

    Licorice is a favourite seet in Northern Europe – it’s specially huge in Denmark. May I ask if these are sweet or salted? Personally, I find the taste of sweet licorice not as good as salted.

    • These were sweet. I’ve never tasted salted licorice. In fact, I’ve never even seen it in a store here. I must hunt it out at the import store. thanks for the tip!

      • moshimoshineko

        Yeah, it’s rare outside of Europe. And even in Europe, really only Scandinavian countries make it. Some of them have this sour tasting liquid/powder called salmiak. Those are the favourites in Denmark and they have grown on me who didn’t even like licorice before.

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