Yes, it’s weird that we haven’t reviewed Snickers Bars yet. But since international candy is our thing, it’s actually odder that we haven’t touched on Turkish Peber yet. Originally Danish and invented in 1976, it was later acquired by the Finnish company Fazer, and has become a mainstay in the UK, Sweden, and many other places that are way better than where I live.
To be fair, we reviewed a variety of Turkish Peber called Turkish Peber Hot & Sour. We weren’t fans, but honestly, they bear no relationship to the original.
The original Turkish Peber is a hard hollow licorice candy. There’s a heavy lean on salt in this one (and some surprise salt inside it), as well as just a bit of fiery zing. Ammonium Chloride is added for flavoring, and while that sounds horrid, just think of it as a zing salty flavor.
Obviously, there’s licorice people and then there’s everyone else. If you don’t like licorice, you have zero chance of enjoying these. But let me tell you: these are stellar. Every time I have one, I wonder why these aren’t more popular.
They have it all: nice, real licorice flavor, a heavy salty edge, and a bit of developing spice that’s really nice. They’re not the prettiest candies to look at it, but neither am I, and here we are.
If you’re a licorice person, you absolutely need to get some of these. Check the link below and tell me what you think of them.