B - North America - Gummies

Black Ace Liquorice

The Great America Liquorice

Taste: 1.5

Texture: 4.5

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

June 17 2007

This is one of those treats that a great deal of pressure has been put upon me. The wonderful company that manufactures these treats sent me an e-mail and asked if I wanted to try some of the best liquorice ever, or something to that effect. The pressure that is upon me is two fold: First of all I've tried some pretty good liquorice in my life, or so I'm told, it came from Australia and it wasn't bad. Secondly I'm not really a big fan of liquorice, particularly the black stuff. I don't want to sound negative but my hopes are not high.

Ok, so it's not that bad, in fact it's pretty good. I can't go so far as to say I really "like it" but as far as black liquorice goes it's not horrible. The taste is a lot smoother than most other liquorice’s I've tried and the texture is kind of gummy like, with these two combinations the flavour isn't too overpowering. That's one of the biggest problems I have with most liquorice candies, it just slams the crap out of me and that makes it hard for those of us that don't really like liquorice but want to try and acquire a taste for it.

So it's not bad if you're not a huge fan of liquorice but if your one of those people that likes the really strong stuff you may be disappointed.