Black licorice candy was the inspiration for establishing National Licorice Day on April 12, 2004. This relatively little known holiday was created to celebrate black licorice flavor as well as black licorice benefits. Ancient Egyptians, as well as the Chinese, relied on licorice root to soothe stomach troubles including ulcers, heartburn, bacterial gut infections, and food poisoning. Even modern studies have found that components of licorice can have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects on the human body. Whether you're a fan of traditional licorice twists, theme-shaped licorice sweets, or sugar-free black licorice candy, check out the wide variety of Candy Warehouse today. You're sure to find something fond and familiar as well as some treats you've never seen before.