“ Brand: Fazer / Type: Candy „
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Tyrkisk Peber (literally Turkish Pepper) is a Danish sweet popular in Scandinavia and Finland. It's basically liquorice with bite, whilst it comes in various varieties and colours, the one that I am mostly familiar with is Fazer's Tyrkisk Peber with 3 fires out of 3 of hotness.
Whilst this sweet might be too salty and hot for some, the spicy aniseed flavour is definitely something I like to liven up my mouth with, it seems to work great for colds and the intriguing saltiness that it posseses seems unnatural! The taste comes from the mixture of pepper and ammonium chloride (salmiakki) which can be found naturally in volcanic areas or places with a lot of coal mines.
Anyone who likes liquorice has to give these a go, if they haven't already, they can also be purchased in various online Dutch or Scandanavian shops.
I also make a tasty salmiakkikoskenkorva (black-coloured vodka) from them, crush and grind the sweets up in to a fine powder (the more you use the stronger the taste, one large bag would probably last about 2 litres of drink, shake it up and let it dissolve for about a week, giving it the occasional shake.
Alternatively you can break them into small amounts and heat them up in a smithering of water until you they have dissolved, then mix the liquid into vodka or if you have a dishwasher - why not try the fast and easy method. Prepare a powder from the sweets and put it into the bottle, then make sure the bottle is closed tight and put it in the dishwasher - the combination of hot water on the outside and the shaking of the machine will have the same effect without any effort. Then just let it cool before putting it in the fridge and it's ready to serve, far sooner than any other method.