Dutch people love their Licorice, not the American version of the licorice but a different kind of licorice very traditional to the Netherlands. This licorice is also called _salmiak and is a variety of licorice flavored by ammonium chloride giving it an astringent salty taste. This licorice is an acquired taste and the Dutch love feeding this to foreigners to film their reactions. The Dutch love their licorice so much so that they consume almost 4 pounds of it a year. Along with Dutch cheese and hagelslag (Dutch sprinkles), licorice is one of the items that over half of all Dutch vacation-goers won't leave home without.