Aniseed balls used to be the staple in every schoolboys bag or pocket. If they weren’t being secretly chomped on at the back of the class they were being sucked down to such a size that they could be shot through a pea shooter in the school yard.
Sadly these days aniseed balls don’t have the seed in the middle (we know…we think it’s outragious too! We’ve even tried sourcing ones from France in a hope to rectify this but no luck so far I’m afraid.) but they do still have the most wonderful aniseed flavour that lasts all the way through the sweet.