Friday, June 29, 2018

salmiakki -

Salmiakki or salmiak is a variation of candy root added ammonium chloride and commonly found in Nordic countries, the Netherlands and North Germany. Ammonium chloride produces a salty and sharp taste, called "making the tongue an" and "rather stinging".

Salmiakki has a distinctive flavor, so people unfamiliar with ammonium chloride will find it very strong and difficult to enjoy. Salmiakki candies are generally black or dark brown and have a tough texture to hard. Salmiakki is also used as flavorings in other foods such as ice cream and alcoholic beverages.