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Old 10-19-2005, 02:25 PM
Beware of Doug Beware of Doug is offline
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Addictive properties of licorice?

For years I could take or leave licorice. Then I went to Denmark and had licorice ice cream. Mostly because I wanted to find out what battleship-gray ice cream would taste like. (Answer: licorice.)

Well, couple week ago I saw these Sugar Free Licorette Pastilles in the store and I bought a pack. Then another. Then another. NOW I CAN'T STOP POPPING THE DAMN THINGS! They're yummy and tingly and freshen my breath and they're ever-so-slightly chewy, but if you just suck 'em they release this mind-searing burst of shiny black flavor.

I just wonder if there is any medically addictive substance in them, and whether I'm headed for licorice withdrawal unless I order the full store display tray. Help.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:08 PM
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I just wonder if there is any medically addictive substance in them, and whether I'm headed for licorice withdrawal unless I order the full store display tray. Help.
I think you should just up the ante and go hard core. I especially recommend Dutch salted liquorice, or the double-salted for the truly addicted.
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:48 PM
Beware of Doug Beware of Doug is offline
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Yet another reason Holland is one of the most civilized nations on the face of the Earth.

My only stipulation on licorice is that it be sugar-free. (I'm diabetic.) Are the salted varieties also sugared?
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Old 10-19-2005, 11:08 PM
Yookeroo Yookeroo is offline
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I think you should just up the ante and go hard core. I especially recommend Dutch salted liquorice, or the double-salted for the truly addicted.
I love the double-salted. Not this guy though.

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Yet another reason Holland is one of the most civilized nations on the face of the Earth.

My only stipulation on licorice is that it be sugar-free. (I'm diabetic.) Are the salted varieties also sugared?
The salted licorice is something of an acquired taste. Tread lightly.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:49 AM
wolf in second hand clothing wolf in second hand clothing is offline
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I don't know. Perhaps it's the same thing in sugar free dentyne fire gum? I've been chewing so much that I have suffered chemical burns on my tongue. Seriously.
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