Trivia: Which candy originated as a more palatable cough medicine?
Salt water taffy
Correct Answer: Licorice
So why is this answer correct? : As the story goes, licorice candy emerged back in 1760 when an English pharmacist added sugar to cough medicine (made of licorice root) to make it taste better. By the mid-1800s, it was a popular treat around Europe. Salmiakki, a type of black salted licorice, is still especially popular there today, while in the United States, red licorice seems to be the preferred flavor.