The liquorice equator
There are big differences between north and south in the level of popularity of liquorice. In the north, at the coast and in the Hanseatic cities, liquorice - whether sweet or salty - is a year-round classic, popular with both young and old. In the south, sweet soft liquorice is preferred, as the more intensive variants find it difficult to prosper in Bavarian climes.
The so-called liquorice equator lies approximately at the level of Frankfurt am Main.