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Quixote1818

(29,228 posts)
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:11 PM Oct 2019

Poll - Black Licorice

There are only like three foods on the planet that are so horrific tasting that I have to spit them out if I take a bite, and black licorice is one of them. I know taste is totally subjective so if you do like it I am not putting you down. But I am curious to what percentage of people also hate it as much as I do?


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It's horrific! I will spit it out if I take a bite
9 (24%)
I don't like it but can tolerate it
3 (8%)
Take it or leave it
2 (5%)
It's pretty good
3 (8%)
It's absolutely wonderful! Love it!
21 (55%)
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Poll - Black Licorice (Original Post) Quixote1818 Oct 2019 OP
How can they even call it candy? Iggo Oct 2019 #1
i have that bitter taste loving gene, but mopinko Oct 2019 #2
Robitussin ruined black licorice for me! LeftInTX Oct 2019 #3
I like it. The "food" I hate with the fire of a thousand suns is raw onions. The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2019 #4
It's strange to me too. Love em cooked in any way. Can't eat them raw... Phentex Oct 2019 #36
I know the poll is young but it's interesting that the bulk of people either love it or hate it Quixote1818 Oct 2019 #5
Like it, especially after it sits out a few days after opening. However, Hoyt Oct 2019 #6
LOL DashOneBravo Oct 2019 #43
For me, black licorice brings back memories of my dad. Liberty Belle Oct 2019 #7
OMG. Me too. MontanaMama Oct 2019 #10
My dad bought licorice ropes by the yard Thunderbeast Oct 2019 #12
I would buy them if I could find them. MontanaMama Oct 2019 #16
It was probably Haribo hauweg Oct 2019 #38
Are ropes the same as twists? Liberty Belle Oct 2019 #45
Sadly the ropes aren't the same as the twists. MontanaMama Oct 2019 #46
I saw black licorice twists today iin Albertson's supermarket. Liberty Belle Oct 2019 #49
to patch your roof? surely not to eat! Demovictory9 Oct 2019 #27
You can buy them at Walmart Arazi Oct 2019 #40
Sadly, laces are not the same as ropes. Thunderbeast Oct 2019 #42
It's tastes like rotten shoe leather and disappointment. Liberal Veteran Oct 2019 #8
I love it! MontanaMama Oct 2019 #9
I prefer customerserviceguy Oct 2019 #11
Now I'm curious - what are the other two foods you won't eat? 50 Shades Of Blue Oct 2019 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author applegrove Oct 2019 #14
I tried escargot once and the texture and thought of what it was disgusted me Quixote1818 Oct 2019 #19
Too many to list, lol. I'd never even *try* escargot. Or *any* 50 Shades Of Blue Oct 2019 #21
Blue cheese dressing tasts like someone took a gym sock and squeezed the sweat out of it Quixote1818 Oct 2019 #35
Black licorice, anise, fennel is a big no for me. Gross. yonder Oct 2019 #15
me too Demovictory9 Oct 2019 #26
Yup OriginalGeek Oct 2019 #47
i Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove licorice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trueblue2007 Oct 2019 #17
My ex runs on Good & Plenty candy. House of Roberts Oct 2019 #18
The liver of candies Cartoonist Oct 2019 #20
Good one! keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #22
This message was self-deleted by its author WestLosAngelesGal Oct 2019 #23
Red licorice is a fraud. keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #24
disgusting sh*t. hate to even look at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Demovictory9 Oct 2019 #25
What is called and sold as Black Licorice in the United States is not what in Europe we call Lakritz Pachamama Oct 2019 #28
There is both sweet and salty in Denmark flor-de-jasmim Oct 2019 #29
I like black licorice because I like Sambuca and or Anisette .. and much better. YOHABLO Oct 2019 #30
The Danes have a black "hot" licorice - made with ammonium chloride jpak Oct 2019 #31
Black licorice and peanuts make a fine breakfast. IADEMO2004 Oct 2019 #32
Only LICORICE is black lillypaddle Oct 2019 #33
sisu? Piasladic Oct 2019 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author WestLosAngelesGal Oct 2019 #37
they're my favorite too Skittles Oct 2019 #41
Only candy worth eating. hunter Oct 2019 #39
I cannot stand it. DashOneBravo Oct 2019 #44
Oooooooo I love it in the "good and plenty" pink and white black licorice a kennedy Oct 2019 #48

mopinko

(70,715 posts)
2. i have that bitter taste loving gene, but
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:13 PM
Oct 2019

i was the 6th of 7 kids. having a taste for bitter meant i got the dark chocolate in the mixed fanny may chocolate that my aunt always brought.
and black licorice is great. i got allll the black chuckles.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,611 posts)
4. I like it. The "food" I hate with the fire of a thousand suns is raw onions.
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:15 PM
Oct 2019

Many people love them but I regard them the way you regard black licorice - I have to spit them out.

Phentex

(16,338 posts)
36. It's strange to me too. Love em cooked in any way. Can't eat them raw...
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:22 PM
Oct 2019

well, I mean, I CAN but I will pick around them if I have a choice. They overpower other foods to me. But I love em cooked in and on anything.

Quixote1818

(29,228 posts)
5. I know the poll is young but it's interesting that the bulk of people either love it or hate it
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:15 PM
Oct 2019

Not a lot of in between.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
6. Like it, especially after it sits out a few days after opening. However,
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:18 PM
Oct 2019

However, I have to take a extra Nexium if I eat too much.

Liberty Belle

(9,556 posts)
7. For me, black licorice brings back memories of my dad.
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:20 PM
Oct 2019

The black button licorice was his favorite treat, but got hard to find. I used to drive an hour away to get them for him at a little candy shop in the mountains.

When he was in a nursing home and dying of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, that was one of the last gifts I could bring him that brought him a little bit of joy. He vision and hearing were nearly gone, but he could still taste that licorice, his childhood favorite.

Thunderbeast

(3,446 posts)
12. My dad bought licorice ropes by the yard
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:31 PM
Oct 2019

I have been unable to find black licorice ropes. Would love to find a source.

MontanaMama

(23,427 posts)
16. I would buy them if I could find them.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:06 AM
Oct 2019

The licorice store I frequented with my dad closed up shop a couple years ago and they carried them. My memory tells me they came from Germany but I’m not 100% certain. I can find the black licorice laces but they’re not nearly as good.

MontanaMama

(23,427 posts)
46. Sadly the ropes aren't the same as the twists.
Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:58 PM
Oct 2019

But thank you for taking the time to look!! I won't ever turn down a twist in a pinch, however.

MontanaMama

(23,427 posts)
9. I love it!
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:22 PM
Oct 2019

My dad did too. When he was in the throws of Alzheimer’s, I’d drive him 30 miles north to a little town on the Salish Kootenai reservation that had a tiny store called the Hummingbird that sold 50+ kinds of black licorice. Even though he didn’t speak at that point, his eyes would light up when we got there. He’d pick out a few various favorites and we’d smuggle them back into his room at the memory care facility where he lived. After he passed, I found a few random pieces of licorice stashed in his dresser. I can’t eat black licorice without sending out a little love for my dad.

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Quixote1818

(29,228 posts)
19. I tried escargot once and the texture and thought of what it was disgusted me
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:15 AM
Oct 2019

I ate it but did NOT enjoy it. Also, I really hate blue cheese dressing. I like things with ginger as a spice but hate pure ginger root. Used to hate cilantro but now love it. I am sure there are other things I would absolutely hate but just haven't discovered them yet.

I have even had Rocky Mountain Oysters and thought they were wonderful.

You?

50 Shades Of Blue

(10,267 posts)
21. Too many to list, lol. I'd never even *try* escargot. Or *any*
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:22 AM
Oct 2019

Kind of oyster. But I have tried and also don't like blue cheese dressing!

Quixote1818

(29,228 posts)
35. Blue cheese dressing tasts like someone took a gym sock and squeezed the sweat out of it
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:30 PM
Oct 2019

into ranch dressing.

yonder

(9,720 posts)
15. Black licorice, anise, fennel is a big no for me. Gross.
Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:55 PM
Oct 2019

They all have that same weird taste. Ouzo, the anise flavored liquor, is just tolerable enough to have a rare shot now and then. Go figure.

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
47. Yup
Tue Oct 22, 2019, 06:12 PM
Oct 2019

there's a fair few sausages I won't eat because too much of that junk.

As soon as the chef on TV whips out the star anise I know it's time to find a different channel. I won't like what they're cooking and no sense watching it.


I will make an exception for spicy sausage and lentil soup - the spicy blocks out the fennel enough to enjoy.

House of Roberts

(5,281 posts)
18. My ex runs on Good & Plenty candy.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:47 AM
Oct 2019

The Family Dollar has a steady supply of it.

I can eat it, but I don't choose it over regular chocolate.

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keithbvadu2

(37,579 posts)
24. Red licorice is a fraud.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:34 AM
Oct 2019

The only thing Anisette needs is an ice cube.

Bought some non-alcoholic Anisette once.

Better than the regular.

Pachamama

(16,889 posts)
28. What is called and sold as Black Licorice in the United States is not what in Europe we call Lakritz
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:23 AM
Oct 2019

What Americans have come to know as Black Licorice is a fraud. In my parents culture of Denmark and Germany, what I have grown up with and have, is real anis taste and the saltier the better. It's national treasures for the Danes. My favorite is the gourmet black licorice that is mixed with chocolate and other flavors, including spicy flavors.

flor-de-jasmim

(2,128 posts)
29. There is both sweet and salty in Denmark
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:49 AM
Oct 2019

I grew up on Good n Plenties in the States, similar to lakridspind in DK (literally licorice sticks). I can't stand the salty licorice, and it is more common than sweet.

Piasladic

(1,160 posts)
34. sisu?
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:08 PM
Oct 2019

Once I had a Finnish licorice. Gods... it was tasty. I think I was told it was a "salted licorice." Any ideas where I can get it again?

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

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