The root of the plant goes deep under the ground. It has a sweet, harsh and salty taste and a pleasant fragrance. The honey, which is obtained by boiling the roots with water and evaporating the water, is shaped like a stick. This honey is used in making all kinds of desserts, pastries, candies and chocolate. While the Chinese mostly use licorice in their dishes, Northern Europeans use it in desserts. It is also licorice root that gives cola drinks that distinctive flavor.