Licorice!  Who Doesn't Love this Popular Treat?

Licorice! Who Doesn't Love this Popular Treat?

Mar 30th 2023

Licorice is one of those candies that people either love or hate. But for those who love it, they really love it! But why is licorice so popular? Is it the taste? The texture? The health benefits? Let's dive in and find out!
First of all, let's talk about the taste. Licorice has a unique flavor that is sweet, yet slightly bitter. It's not like any other candy out there. Some people describe it as a mix of anise, fennel, and molasses. Others compare it to root beer or black jelly beans. Whatever it tastes like to you, there's no denying that it's a flavor that stands out from the crowd.
Next up, the texture. Licorice can come in many different forms, from soft and chewy to hard and crunchy. Some people prefer the smooth, silky texture of black licorice twists, while others enjoy the crunch of licorice candy shells. And let's not forget about licorice ropes - those long, chewy strands of licorice that you can pull apart and munch on for hours.
Twizzlers is known for making those delicious licorice sticks.  While you may be familiar with their strawberry-flavored licorice, did you know they also have black licorice twists as well?

And speaking of crunchy licorice candy, we can't forget to mention that all-time favorite nostalgic candy Good & Plenty.  This old-fashioned candy treat gets its flavor from licorice extract and features a crispy, candy shell that makes this treat so unique.

While we're at it, let's give a shout to another oldie - Black Crows!  These gummy gumball-style candies are, yep you guessed it - licorice flavored as well!  So we covered black licorice twists, black licorice crunchy candy, and now black licorice gummy candy.

Now, let's talk about the health benefits of licorice. Did you know that licorice root has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments? It's true! Licorice has been used to soothe sore throats, ease digestive issues, and even fight off viruses. It's also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may even help protect the liver.
But let's be real - most people don't eat licorice because of its health benefits. They eat it because it's delicious! And who can blame them? Licorice is a classic candy that has stood the test of time. Whether you prefer red, black, or any other color or flavor, there's a licorice candy out there for everyone.
So next time you're craving something sweet and chewy, reach for a piece of licorice and enjoy!