Chew on the root to extract the liquorice yourself.
Traditionally grown in the fields around Pontefract, Yorkshire.
This sweet was one of the few sweets sold at our shop during the WW2 and during rationing. AKA sticky lice and Spanish. Liquorice got to be known as 'spanish' during WWII when demand grew so large that the root had to be imported from Spain.
Chef Glynn Purnell used our root sticks in a recipe on the ITV programme Great British Menu! The actual root of the Liquorice Plant! Famously used to make sweets, remedies and drinks!