All of the rare ingredients in this recipe can be ordered on Amazon from various sellers. Ingredients were shipped from a variety of countries – Egypt, France, Greece, and USA.
The final product turned out to be nice, as you can see on the photos. However, the taste is definitely an acquired taste. It has a very strong taste of a mixture of tree resins, which makes it bitter, kind of like a mixture of very strong Turkish coffee and a burning sensation felt after smoking a Cuban cigar. The tree resins overpower the lemon grass and honey, although you can still taste the honey. It does improve the breath (I tried it on a few family members, all of whom said that I smell like burned tree sap :-)) and the taste remains in your mouth for hours. I could not get rid of it even after eating a bunch of bread and drinking grapefruit juice.
The texture is of a sticky soft candy, which is nice.
I can see this being quite a popular candy today, if all of the tree resins are replaced with oranges, lemons or berries.