Sunday, April 22, 2012

Katjes Lakrtiz Batzen

I was at a German store a little while back in search of some good candy like Kinder Bueno, Hanuta, and of course, Brause-Stäbchen. But as I browsed the confections, I was surprised to see my least-favorite Finnish export. Then again, I suppose it makes sense with Katjes being a German company and all.

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The spongy texture of the Lakritz Batzen seemed welcoming, while the crusty white particulate was daunting. Sugar or salt was the question on my mind as I popped a couple candies in my mouth… and to my delight, it was mostly sugar. In fact, I’m not even sure where the salt was; it was subtle, at best. So much so that I had to double check the ingredients on the back of the package.

The listing confirmed that it was, indeed, officially salmiac, and despite this I still rate the Lakrtiz Batzen as halfway decent.

16 comments:

  1. Lakritz, i.e. licorice, is not the same as salmiac, and often licorice that contains salmiac as a flavoring has very little of it. This candy sounds like that...

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  2. I'm not suprised that you liked these. It's not salmiac at all.

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  3. yah eating licorice and saying its salmiac is like driving a vw beetle and saying it a porsche

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  4. Maybe you should have these tested in a lab to see if there's even 0.1% of salmiakki in them.

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  5. Alex, Moar Salmiack Tastings, please!

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  6. I've eaten salmiakki ever since I was a kid, and I've never come across bad salmiakki. It's my favourite candy, but unfortunately all salmiakki is so damn lame. Turkisk peber is nothing, they should put higher concentrates of ammonium chloride in it so it would taste like actual salmiakki. I guess it's a flavor you need to get used to.

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  7. Alex! Please give us more tastings! It's been ages!

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    1. Clearly he is hoping the products hit their expiration date so he can get an excuse to avoid doing more :)

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    2. then hes gonna haveto wait a long time cuzz salmiac is salt which is preservative :P

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  8. Is this guy still alive ?

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  9. who knows? maybe he od on salmiac

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  10. OD using salmiakki isn't that easy ;) takes at least 2 kg of candy to do so..

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  11. Looks like he's running out of salmiak again..

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