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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:11 PM

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
37 (28%)
I don't like it but can tolerate it
13 (10%)
Take it or leave it
4 (3%)
It's pretty good
15 (11%)
It's absolutely wonderful! Love it!
64 (48%)
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Reply Poll - Black Licorice (Original post)
Quixote1818 Oct 14 OP
Iggo Oct 14 #1
mopinko Oct 14 #2
LeftInTX Oct 14 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 14 #4
Phentex Oct 15 #36
Quixote1818 Oct 14 #5
Hoyt Oct 14 #6
DashOneBravo Oct 15 #43
Liberty Belle Oct 14 #7
MontanaMama Oct 14 #10
Thunderbeast Oct 14 #12
MontanaMama Oct 14 #16
hauweg Oct 15 #38
Liberty Belle Oct 22 #45
MontanaMama Oct 22 #46
Liberty Belle Oct 22 #49
Demovictory9 Oct 15 #27
Arazi Oct 15 #40
Thunderbeast Oct 15 #42
Liberal Veteran Oct 14 #8
MontanaMama Oct 14 #9
customerserviceguy Oct 14 #11
50 Shades Of Blue Oct 14 #13
applegrove Oct 14 #14
Quixote1818 Oct 15 #19
50 Shades Of Blue Oct 15 #21
Quixote1818 Oct 15 #35
yonder Oct 14 #15
Demovictory9 Oct 15 #26
OriginalGeek Oct 22 #47
trueblue2007 Oct 14 #17
House of Roberts Oct 14 #18
Cartoonist Oct 15 #20
keithbvadu2 Oct 15 #22
WestLosAngelesGal Oct 15 #23
keithbvadu2 Oct 15 #24
Demovictory9 Oct 15 #25
Pachamama Oct 15 #28
flor-de-jasmim Oct 15 #29
YOHABLO Oct 15 #30
jpak Oct 15 #31
IADEMO2004 Oct 15 #32
lillypaddle Oct 15 #33
Piasladic Oct 15 #34
WestLosAngelesGal Oct 15 #37
Skittles Oct 15 #41
hunter Oct 15 #39
DashOneBravo Oct 15 #44
a kennedy Oct 22 #48

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:12 PM

1. How can they even call it candy?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. i have that bitter taste loving gene, but

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.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:14 PM

3. Robitussin ruined black licorice for me!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:15 PM

4. I like it. The "food" I hate with the fire of a thousand suns is raw onions.

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

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:22 PM

36. It's strange to me too. Love em cooked in any way. Can't eat them raw...

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.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:15 PM

5. I know the poll is young but it's interesting that the bulk of people either love it or hate it

Not a lot of in between.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:18 PM

6. Like it, especially after it sits out a few days after opening. However,

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

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:28 PM

43. LOL

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:20 PM

7. For me, black licorice brings back memories of my dad.

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.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:24 PM

10. OMG. Me too.

Read my post two down from yours...Iím sorry about your dad.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:31 PM

12. My dad bought licorice ropes by the yard

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

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:06 PM

16. I would buy them if I could find them.

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 Iím not 100% certain. I can find the black licorice laces but theyíre not nearly as good.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:25 PM

38. It was probably Haribo

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #45)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:58 PM

46. Sadly the ropes aren't the same as the twists.

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

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #46)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:47 PM

49. I saw black licorice twists today iin Albertson's supermarket.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:10 AM

27. to patch your roof? surely not to eat!

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Response to Arazi (Reply #40)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:33 PM

42. Sadly, laces are not the same as ropes.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:21 PM

8. It's tastes like rotten shoe leather and disappointment.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:22 PM

9. I love it!

My dad did too. When he was in the throws of Alzheimerís, Iíd 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 didnít speak at that point, his eyes would light up when we got there. Heíd pick out a few various favorites and weíd 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 canít eat black licorice without sending out a little love for my dad.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:26 PM

11. I prefer

red licorice, but will not turn down black licorice.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:35 PM

13. Now I'm curious - what are the other two foods you won't eat?

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:15 AM

19. I tried escargot once and the texture and thought of what it was disgusted me

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?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:22 AM

21. Too many to list, lol. I'd never even *try* escargot. Or *any*

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

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:30 PM

35. Blue cheese dressing tasts like someone took a gym sock and squeezed the sweat out of it

into ranch dressing.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:55 PM

15. Black licorice, anise, fennel is a big no for me. Gross.

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.

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Response to yonder (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:09 AM

26. me too

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Response to yonder (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:12 PM

47. Yup

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.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:19 PM

17. i Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove licorice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:47 PM

18. My ex runs on Good & Plenty candy.

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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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:28 AM

20. The liver of candies

I still like it

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:28 AM

22. Good one!

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:34 AM

24. Red licorice is a fraud.

The only thing Anisette needs is an ice cube.

Bought some non-alcoholic Anisette once.

Better than the regular.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:08 AM

25. disgusting sh*t. hate to even look at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:23 AM

28. What is called and sold as Black Licorice in the United States is not what in Europe we call Lakritz

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.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:49 AM

29. There is both sweet and salty in Denmark

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.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:21 AM

30. I like black licorice because I like Sambuca and or Anisette .. and much better.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:42 AM

31. The Danes have a black "hot" licorice - made with ammonium chloride

Awesome stuff

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:38 AM

32. Black licorice and peanuts make a fine breakfast.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:37 AM

33. Only LICORICE is black

that red chewy stuff is NOT licorice.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:08 AM

34. sisu?

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?

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Response to WestLosAngelesGal (Reply #37)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:08 PM

41. they're my favorite too

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:01 PM

39. Only candy worth eating.

Dark chocolate, maybe.

My culinary vice is canned mackerel.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:31 PM

44. I cannot stand it.

Itís worse than corned beef.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:32 PM

48. Oooooooo I love it in the "good and plenty" pink and white black licorice

bite sizes. Yummmmmmm.

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