WTF: Licorice Lace Panties

Need a Valentine's Day gift ASAP? Uh, well, Knitty.com has an answer: you can knit yourself some edible licorice panties! I'm a little weirded out because 1) this is just not my thing, 2) they recommend spraying your candy panties with vegetable oil "if you need your L-string to last longer than a few hours", and 3) I just don't like licorice.
Full directions are here (click).