National Geographic : 1946 Dec
Staff Photographer W. Pobcrt Moore Licorice Roots, Baled for Shipment at Aleppo, Flavor America's Candy, Tobacco, and Medicine In Syria licorice grows wild, a pest to the farmer. Often when a bank of the Euphrates crumbles in, the roots are exposedlike bristles. Syrians, soaking the roots inwater and icing the syrup, make a refreshing licorice drink. Think of the "tar baby" candies these bales would make!