Friday, August 26, 2011

Gatos Licorice

I picked up a couple of these little licorice ropes at Cost Plus World Market simply because I loved the package.

Gatos Licorice

These little Gatos Licorice (Gatos Extracto de Regaliz) were pretty cheap for imported candies (these are from Spain), only 50 cents for a little .39 ounce bar. There’s slimmer and lighter than a Panda Licorice (Finnish) bar and perhaps a little drier.

Gatos Licorice

The little bars are about 4.25 inches long and are actually thick tubes. They have a light anise and licorice scent with a few hints of charcoal and molasses. Each package has only 35 calories.

The texture is stiff, it’s a wheat base so I expected it to be like a Twizzler Nib. Instead it was dry though not completely crumbly. The flavor took a bit of chewing or dissolving to release but then I really enjoyed the strong licorice notes, which are soft and sweet, woodsy and herbal and a little acidic twang to it all. The molasses wasn’t strong, the toasted caramel flavors were mellow. It’s not a sweet candy at all, there’s even a bit of a bitter burnt note. There was a bit of a stale cereal vibe to the whole thing that I didn’t care for, but it was mostly at the start of the chew and dissipated as the licorice grew, sometimes wheat based products can be like that.

These are fun to pick up and keep tucked away in a pocket, since they’re so small. Of course the bold and distinctive wrapper with the yellow, red and grey tones were what attracted me (logo & more photos here), so it’s a bit of a conversation piece. I don’t think I’d buy them on a regular basis, but I’m curious to try some more of their products.

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  3. Switzer’s Chewy Licorice Bits
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  5. Kookaburra Licorice
  6. Organic Finnska Soft Licorice
  7. Dutch Licorice


Name: Gatos Extracto de Regaliz Liquirizia
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Saet Sweets
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (Park LaBrea)
Price: $.50
Size: .39 ounces
Calories per ounce: 80
Categories: Candy, Licorice Candy, 7-Worth It, Spain, Cost Plus

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:43 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewLicorice Candy7-Worth ItSpainCost Plus

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