Cornucopia of Tasty Läkerol Licorice
Tasty and Refreshing Läkerol candies スウェーデンの甘草  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-01-11/2181  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2000 — image data
Tasty and Refreshing
Läkerol candies
スウェーデンの甘草

Last autumn when Damien Douxchamps visited Kyoto and introduced me to some new (for me) temples, he also introduced me to the delightful licorice candies from Swedish company Läkerol.

So delightful were they that, upon not finding them for sale in Japan, I enlisted the help of a friend in Germany, and came home from my New Year's trip to find a box brimming with an assortment of 11 different flavors...

Variety it's the spice of life  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-01-11/2181  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — image data
Variety
it's the spice of life

I haven't tried most of them yet, but the cactus flavor (I never knew cacti had flavor, much less tasty flavor) is the one I most liked among the various flavors Damien had with him.

My jetlag is still being unfun, so I didn't spend much time on these quick snapshots, but I got lucky in the first shot by having grabbed a dry-erase whiteboard (also pressed into make-shift photographic service in yesterday's post about Japanese candles) as the backdrop... I hadn't even thought about the nice box reflections until I happened to notice them after setup.

Sometimes luck is more important than skill. 🙂

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Mmmm…licorice. That stuff probably puts Twizzlers and Sweiters to shame!! Nice reflection on that 1st shot. Very Apple “Cover Flow”-ish.

— comment by Ray on January 11th, 2013 at 4:37pm JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

If you like those, you should try to acquire some of the other Swedish candies; I had a jar of lethal salty licorice chews, and if you can get hold of Dumle toffees or the joyously named Plopp, your life will be changed irrevocably for the better.

Or your dentist will be richer.

— comment by James on January 11th, 2013 at 7:16pm JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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