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HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:43 pm

Hello HaEn,
I have a funny question for you. I have an Aruban friend who is descended from Dutch emigrants, his last name is Franken. Anyway, he discovered I love black licorice, so thru him I discovered the wonderful world of zout and double zout. I just ordered about 30 dollars of Dutch licorice yesterday. I am eating Australian Kookabura or Darrell Lea brands lately, I can't wait for the Dutch licorice to arrive. Anyway, do you like black licorice, and was it available during the war? Was it a commisary or issue item for Dutch soldiers, regardless of which uniform you wore?

I hope you are well, and still eating licorice.

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by ReinhardH » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:43 am

Good quality black licorice is a special treat :D Where I work they used to sell the outstanding "Ken's" brand bite sized but unfortunately lately they haven't kept in in stock.

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by Alex Dekker » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:26 am

:oops: I thought what the...? Is this about. So I read your postings a second time and got the meaning of it: in Dutch it's called 'drop'. :D
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:31 pm

I just got my double zout "drop." Unfortunately, it is too salty for me. So my Aruban friend gets it. The regular is great.
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:53 am

Lexiebabe,
the stuff I didn't like is called dubbel zout and boerderij The stuff I liked was haringen I think. It was fish shaped, so it must mean herring, that was really good. Some stuff I am eating now and it's ok is called katjes drop it's shaped like a cat. The taste is good, but it is very tough and chewy. Not soft like the haringen.
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by Alex Dekker » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:01 pm

:D My wife buys it every once and awhile, I just don't dig it. All I need is choclate. :up:
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by haen2 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:59 pm

Well folks,
Yes, I like zoute drop; but after 50 years in the U.S. I have lost my taste for dubbel zout.
Haring is Herring, we ate it cured in salt, and there were many "haring stalletjes" (vendors) all over Amserdam.
I still love it, but the price of frozen import is just too steep.
Another thing you should try is Goudse Kaas ( Gouda) pronounced chauda, not gooda) especially the aged variety.
Available at most costco stores anyway, and reasonably priced.
And NO, there was no allotted ration of any of it during the military time.
Meanwhile, I will gorge myself tomorrow on Nasi Goreng ( Indonesian fried rice ).
And while I am at it, for my incognito e-mailer: NO ! i am not sorry, there is nothing in my past I have to be sorry for.
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:03 pm

Thanks for taking the time to respond to a rather curious question. My Aruban/Dutch friend was ecstatic to get two 1/2 pound bags of Dutch dubbel zout drop. He was scarfing it down and grinning from ear to ear.
Here dead lie we because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.
Here Dead Lie We by A.E. Houseman

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by Mansal D » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:09 am

And while I am at it, for my incognito e-mailer: NO ! i am not sorry, there is nothing in my past I have to be sorry for.
Is somebody hassling you HaEn?

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by haen2 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:24 pm

Nihil persperandum !!! (no sweat) :D I think I got it under control. :!:
Thanks for the "care" though.
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by Paulus II » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:46 am

haen2 wrote:Haring is Herring, we ate it cured in salt, ....
Indeed it is Haen, and I'm sure you've enjoyed your fair share of it but I think you missed the point on this one.......we now have haringdrop, shaped like a herring, very salty and coated in sugar........the most excellent drop ever :!: ......well.....in my humble little opinion anyways :D

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by phylo_roadking » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:12 am

Tell me it's NOT fish-flavoured...
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:22 am

My Aruban friend is a fantastic guitarist, he actually teaches at a university. He met a fellow guitarist who works for "American Licorice Co." I believe they are a licorice importer. His new friend gave him about 10 pounds of licorice, including DZ and "katje" Freddie, my friend, really fell into that one!
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To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.
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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by kordts » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:23 am

phylo_roadking wrote:Tell me it's NOT fish-flavoured...
No, it's not fish flavored, but if it was it probably would improve the taste! :D
Here dead lie we because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.
Here Dead Lie We by A.E. Houseman

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Re: HaEn and licorice

Post by Paulus II » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:36 am

kordts wrote:but if it was it probably would improve the taste! :D
:D :D maybe so, and just maybe I'll write to the factory and ask them if they would be so kind....... 8)

Which reminds me.......a few years ago there was an icecreammaker (not sure in which city but I think it was in Amsterdam) who thought the usual flavors like vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, lemon, coffee, mango-pear-pineapple-tropical-delight and what have you, weren't enough so he also produced icecream with tastes like smoked eel and.....wait for it.........salted herring!! :D

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