Adventures with Licorice: Djungelvrål

Mmm, ammonium chloride!
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A Swedish pal sent us something so peculiar we figure only a Scandinavian can really get his or her mouth around: Djungelvrål salted licorice, by Malaco/Leaf.

The Scandinavian licorice fetish is well documented, and we at 611 Broadway have a range of positions on the stuff. The gamut of opinion in the office ranges from intolerable to interesting, with the former verdict trouncing the latter in today’s taste test four to one.

This salted variety of licorice, with its dusting of ammonium chloride, is definitely an acquired taste. We were happy to run across an outside option from candy connoisseur Cybele at Candyblog. Cybele gave Djungelvrål an “unappealing” rating, a 3 out of 10.

Maybe we’re just tame as hell, but we prefer Daim.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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