Soft and chewy, these distinctive licorice twists are a first choice for movie theater-goers all over. When Red Vines candy was invented almost a century ago, the lip-smacking red licorice whips were raspberry-flavored. It wasn't until 1952 that the American Licorice Company altered their recipe to introduce the Original Red Twist flavor we know and love today. Rooted in the old world licorice making tradition, Red Vines holds the title as the number one non-chocolate confection in the West. While National Licorice Day is celebrated only once a year on April 12th, we all know that any day is a good to snack on Red Vines!