I got hooked on salmiakki, or salted licorice, after spending some time in Finland. Unfortunately, I cannot find it ANYWHERE in the U.S. I've tried the Panda brand soft licorice sold at Trader Joe's. Pretty good soft licorice, but I want that salty flavor with it. Does anyone know of any place in southern California or U.S. online retailer that sells it?
[Also, if anyone knows where I can find Fazer lakritsi, my favorite kind of soft licorice, please let me know too!
Salty liquorice is available all over Northern Europe. The most commonly available form here is Dutch. So check out any ethnic Dutch, German or Scandinavian shops. And there are also 'russian' shops that sell it.
Salty liquorice is available in Toronto in Bulk Barn. (One of those shops where you scoop flour, cereal etc out of big barrels.)
This is definitely of those love-'em-or-hate-'em foods.