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Sen Sen

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  • Started 8 months ago by transpose
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  1. transpose

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    I sure miss it. I first tried it 35 years ago, and normally had some with me the last few years before they went out of business. I haven’t had any for almost 4 years. I keep thinking that I’m going to cave and pay the gougers on eBay, but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

    Any other Sen Sen fans out there?

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    I remember it from years ago.Many years ago.

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    Posted 8 months ago #
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    You are talking about the candy, right?

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    You might look for Flavigny Anise pastilles, they sell them on Amazon in small tins. I prefer the lavender myself, but Anise and Licorice are both good as well.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
    Posted 8 months ago #
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    I feel your pain... I was a fan also... Here are others I enjoy:

    http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Anise-Drops-50g-tin-1-3-4-oz-14p238.htm

    http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Chips-by-Chipurnoi-1-4-lb-Bag-6p5.htm

    http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Lakerol-b17.htm

    and my favorite... my replacement is:

    http://www.french-candy.com/refreshing-drops/mountain-secret-anis-9.html

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    What lasttango said! My parent's live in Lincoln, NE and the licorice international store is one of my favorite places to go when I'm in town. I can assure you they are the real deal! Call them and they can get you any licorice you desire.

    Neal
    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Good lord! that's what they were. Coincidentally, I was asking friends if they remember these a few months ago. I had no idea what they were and could only describe them as "tiny pillows of liquorice nastiness". No one had a clue what I was talking about. I'm sure the ones I had were in a small tin though. I remember buying these or something very similar when I was a boy and I hated them. I have not seen them since.

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    I had no idea what Sen Sen was.

    My only point of reference was Robert Preston's Prof. Harold Hill sing-songing about young miscreants having Sen Sen on their breath to cover up tobacco and/or alcohol fumes in the "The Music Man."

    Yack.

    I hate black licorice, beets and liver.

    Bon appetit,

    Fnord

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    Posted 8 months ago #
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    This post reminded me how much I enjoy black licorice after a pipe. I ordered some anice chips and coins last night. Glad you brought this up.

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    When I read "Sen Sen" I thought it might be a prison.

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    I thought it was that weight loss drug that was killing people a few years back.

    Michael
    Posted 8 months ago #
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    My grandma used to keep those around, that soapy licorice taste. I always enjoyed them but haven't had one in years. People ate 'em like people eat Tic-Tacs now, as a breath freshener and random snack. Old brands come back around. Pabst has caught on with college kids, partly because it's so cheap, maybe also because it's watery enough as a thirst quencher to not slow you down. It's the anti-artisanal beer. Then there's that old standard brand, Clabber Girl Baking Powder; did you know they own the Indianapolis 500 franchise? Who knew. So there's life in those old brands yet.

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    Candy coated anise seeds at your local bulky barn , or favourite Indian food resto

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    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
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    The only licorice is black licorice!
    Everything else is that candy colored crap

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    There was another similar confection that came in a little clear plastic box similar to the Tic-Tac box. I used to love those. Can't remember the name.

    maybe if I keep watching this video, the name will come to me....

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    I used to love Sen Sen! Such tiny little squares of intense flavor. I think I still have a half of a packet here somewhere. My grandfather used to always have a tin of "Helps" in his pocket. Another odd flavored licorice based little squares, but bigger than Sen Sen. Funny how we don't think of this stuff until someone reminds us about it and then we miss them.

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    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 8 months ago #
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    @tango, thanks for the links. I am going to see if I can get some now.

    Back to Sen Sen for a moment...I used to put them into those little, tiny glass bottles (vials) that those concentrated oils came in for flavoring candy and stuff. I think it was just a comfort thing for me to pull the tiny bottle out of my pocket and throw 1 or 2 in my mouth.

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  18. papipeguy

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    Sure do remember that confection. Also had a think for Violet gum.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 8 months ago #

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