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English Mustard
English Mustard is quite hot. It comes either as a powder in a tin, or as a prepared mustard in a jar.

If a recipe just says "English Mustard" or "mustard powder", it's the powder that is meant. The powder is mostly used in the kitchen, the prepared is used at the table. The prepared is bright yellow from the turmeric in it.

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Red Liquorice
Many people who despise black liquorice will eat the red -- that's because Red Liquorice is not really liquorice at all. It does not contain any liquorice extract or anise flavouring.

Red Liquorice is sweeter than the black, and is usually strawberry or cherry flavoured. It comes in several forms. One is hollow twisted sticks called Twisters, Twizzlers, Vines or some variation on that; another is long, thin strings called "shoe laces"; yet another is small pieces of candy called "Bites" that are hollow inside like honeycombs (the Kookaburra brand of Red Liquorice in Australia is similar to these.)

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