POPSUGAR FoodSource: 11 Likeable Licorice-Flavored Candies and Treats
Many celebrated National Licorice Day earlier this month, but if your first reaction is "Eww, licorice," then these 11 items may have you rethinking the anise-flavored root. From liqueur to laces to tea, these items will prove to you that it's about time to give licorice another chance.
- Licorice Twists: These Newman's Own Organics Black Licorice Twists ($38 for pack of 15) are made with real licorice root extract and taste the way the original, old-fashioned candy intended.
- Licorice Tea: Reach for Yogi Egyptian Licorice Herbal Tea ($19 for pack of six) for a sweet finish to a meal or to comfort a sore throat.
- Licorice Laces: It's not squid ink spaghetti, but rather Gustaf's Licorice Laces ($26 for six pounds), which is an addictive way to slurp up the sugar.
- Licorice Cough Drops: Licorice can be throat-soothing, so when your throat is feeling scratchy, look no further than Luden's Honey Licorice Cough Drops ($2).
- Licorice Chews: Vegetarians and vegans can eat their licorice, too. These Panda Licorice Chews ($38 for pack of 12) are free of gelatin.
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- Licorice Jelly Beans: Prefer licorice in teensy quantities? Then stock up on bite-size Licorice Jelly Bellys ($8).
- Licorice Mints: Freshen your breath with some Altoids Curiously Strong Liquorice Mints ($24 for pack of 12).
- Soft Licorice: Australian confectioner Darrell Lea prides itself on making the most flavorful, soft-eating liquorice ($16 for pack of eight) on the market.
- Licorice Wheels: Haribo, gummy candy king, makes Licorice Wheels ($14 for pack of 12) that are more jelly-like in texture than your standard licorice twists.
- Salty Licorice: The Dutch are famous for their salty licorice; it's an acquired taste, but those who love it go through tubs like this Gustaf's Double Salt Dutch Licorice ($18 for pack of six).
- Licorice Liqueur: It's not a trip to Greece without taking shots of Ouzo No. 12 ($22) to cool down from the Summer heat. Mix the licorice-flavored liqueur with water and sip it outside with friends on a lazy Summer evening.
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