Sallos makes some quality licorice candies. We like their Extra Stark hard licorice candy. We love their Black & Whites (Editor’s Choice at that). And now we have a new one to check out: X-Tra Cool. That’s higher than normal cool.
I love the color choices on this bag. Basically, what we’re looking at here is a hard licorice candy with cool (very cool) creamy mint filling. As if it’s not enough to repel most people just with licorice? Add hard candy, which a lot of people hate AND intense mint? A potential hate fest is what we got here, peeps.
They’re individually wrapped, which in this case, seems important.
This is what the little dudes look like. I would next usually show you the cross section photo, but I tried unsuccessfully a few times, and I just couldn’t get a clean cut. It turns into a mess if you cut it. Sure, it’s an X-tra cool mess, but it’s still a mess. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
At first, you’re simply sucking on a licorice hard candy. But after a while, your teeth make the discovery that there’s give to this “hard” candy. Ultimately, temptation wins, and you bite it. From there, a small amount of cool, creamy mint joins the party. And it’s true-it’s seriously cool and intense. Almost mouthwash style intense, but I mean that in a good way.
My dad and I are both licorice freaks, and we both love these. I prefer to eat them in small doses of one or two in a sitting, as the intensity lends itself better to that. There’s something very satisfying about this style of hybrid candy. You get that satisfaction of the hard candy suck, you also get a crunchy metamorphosis, and finally, a new combo flavor of licorice and mint.
The thing I love about these is that Sallos goes to the wall with the experience. There’s nothing half-assed: it’s strong, legit licorice and super strong intense mint. If you don’t like these flavors, this obviously isn’t for you. However, if you do, these might be right up your alley.
Click the link below to try a bag today. Well…not today. Whenever it ultimately arrives, which by definition, no matter how you slice it, can’t be today. Could be a week from today though. Or 6 days.