ANISE SEED - a native of the Middle East, this sweet spice is a favourite in Europe, especially Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Our anise is primarily from Spain, where the flavour is superior and volatile oil content is higher. Anise, with its sweet, aromatic, licorice-like flavour, is commonly used to flavour cookies, cakes, bread and soups. It is often found in sausages and salad dressings.