By Anastacia Sampson
Swedish Sweet Treats
The ample variety of sweet treats in Sweden is delightful and some noteworthy ones are mentioned below:
•Salt liquorice (also known as salmiakki or salmiak) is not only a common treat in Sweden, but also the Netherlands, Germany, Nordic countries and the Baltic States. It is a liquorice based treat flavoured with ammonium chloride (a type of salt that also has expectorant properties). The liquorice has a distinctive salty taste, unlike usual typical sweet liquorice. The colour is typically black or dark brown. The texture may be soft, hard or brittle. Salty liquorice is also used to flavour alcoholic drinks, ice-cream, meat, beverages and chocolate.