Licorice is made from extract of the licorice plant. If you add a little sugar and a binding agent this will create a licorice stick which is chewey in texture. The extract from the plant is very strong and black in color. Licorice is used for various reasons such as acid reflux, nausea, menstrual cramps and oh, lets don’t forget muscle spasms. No matter how much you try and camoflauge the strong taste of licorice, you just cannot conceal this taste.