The new drop twist line from Venco are really delightful to eat. You can see that there is a pattern on one end of the licorice. Well you can twist the licorice in half and the plain end is soft and pliable and the patterned end is chewy. How do they do that? I wish there were 'Good Eats" episodes set in Europe! I'd love to see licorice being made. You can watch how licorice is made on Venco.nl when you get to the site click on the beehive honey drop and it will take you to the licorice making page.