Liquorice, or licorice, is typically known as a sweet candy that is found worldwide.
The licorice plant is native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India.
It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavoring compounds.
In most of these candies, the taste is reinforced by aniseed oil so the actual content of licorice is very low.
Licorice confections are primarily purchased by consumers in the European Union. (source)
So can hamsters eat licorice?
No they can’t unfortunately. It is too sweet for them to eat and isn’t good for them to eat.