Dammit if the Dutch aren't just super right on. They make great licorice. They aren't afraid of really pushing anise. They don't pretend to cater to children. They play to adults. And they use salt. Like all good cooks.
These taste like purple, and it's perfectly logical for today's candy enthusiast to only want authentic, all natural, chardonnay-esque, only organic, non-fructose, raw cane grape candy. I feel you. But personally I love fake grape.