History of Licorice
Licorice has been around since ancient times and is believed to give vitality and longevity. It is sometimes used as a beautifying agent and aphrodisiac- an “elixir of life.” Great quantities were found with the fabulous treasures of King Tut, and other Egyptian rulers — for it was believed that the licorice could be used to prepare a sweet drink in the next world. The Chinese (dating back 5,000 years) maintained that eating the root would give them strength and endurance. Licorice still holds a prominent place in Chinese herbal combinations since it is believed to harmonize with the action of other herbs. Since then cultures all over the world have used licorice in many ways including, medicinal, as a sweetener and more! In 16th century England, the licorice confectionary industry was born and has been a classic favorite ever since.
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Today, this sweet snack has evolved into a rainbow of flavors and endless varieties. Choose bite sized licorices in traditional black, or enjoy string laces in options such as sour blue raspberry and green apple. Red Vines red and black licorice pipes offer classic fun and flavor. For a more intense taste experience, try salty licorice, or really kick things up with a double-salt version. Opt for Twizzlers orange cream pop or fruity watermelon flavors if you’re feeling less adventurous. No matter your size or flavor of choice, you can find them all at Candy Warehouse.
Licorice Fun Facts
The licorice plant is actually a weed. It is four feet tall with purplish flowers and grows in hot, dry places all over the world. In the United States, anise seed is a popular for licorice. Although the anise seed has an unmistakable licorice flavor, it is not related to the European plant whose roots are the source of true licorice.