Monday, March 10, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Save 10% Off Your Order. Use this Code.

You can save 10 % off your entire order today through January 31st. Use this code at checkout: SAVE.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Get 10% Off Today!

Here is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite holiday treats. Use Code Thanks10 at checkout through midnight tonight (11/30?2013).

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

For the Love of Licorice Available FREE

So many memories of the sweet, sticky stuff are crammed into this little book. You can download it for FREE today.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Learn more about PICKIT App Today

Stop by Licorice International today, Friday, October 25th, between 2 and 4 p.m. for FREE SAMPLES and the opportunity to learn more about PICKIT, a new mobile app that lets you save money and give to your favorite charities with purchases at dozens of local Lincoln, Nebraska businesses.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

An excerpt from FOR THE LOVE OF LICORICE

An excerpt from 
For the Love of Licorice: Licorice Lovers Share Sweet Memories

As a five-year old boy in 1935 I would visit my grandpa’s German meat market in Chicago. He and Grandma would cheerfully tend their customers from behind the immaculate display case showing a wide variety of fresh meats and poultry. Grandpa wore his white butcher’s coat with straw cuffs to protect his sleeves from the splatter when he chopped his cuts. He wore a straw hat, white shirt, black bow tie, gold-rimmed spectacles. He had sandy hair and a wonderful cookie-duster mustache. His round face always seemed to be anticipating the next joke. Once in a while he would take out a long slender orange, white, and black carton from his coat pocket and carefully slide out a narrow black stick of hard Y&S licorice, which he placed on the chopping block. Using his cleaver, he would chop off a half an inch and offer it to me before he chopped another piece for himself. The strong rich flavor was scrumptious as the hard licorice melted slowly in my mouth. It was much more satisfying than any ordinary candy sucker, and I savored it all the more because my grandpa shared his licorice stick with me. From then on I was hooked on genuine licorice flavor. I never fail to think of my Grandpa when I partake of real licorice. Now all of my grandkids are licorice freaks.  --  Richard Wolk

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Google Event at Licorice International Attracts Top Political Officials, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Media and Friends

Elizabeth Erlandson, Senator Deb Fischer, Google rep Chris Russell and Ardith Stuertz celebrate Lincoln's Digital status.
Mayor Beutler accepted the 2013 eCity Award for Lincoln from Google representative Chris Russell.

The Google award presentation to the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, was a great success. Licorice International hosted the event, which celebrated the success of digital commerce in Lincoln based on independent research. More than 70 people attended the event on Monday, August 26, 2013. Mayor Chris Beutler accepted the award on behalf of the city and Senator Deb Fischer spoke on behalf of the state of Nebraska. Below are photo highlights from the event.

 

 
Senator Deb Fischer and Mayor Chris Beutler toured Licorice International with owner, Elizabeth Erlandson.

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Chris Russell of Google presented the award.


Senator Fischer shared her vision for Nebraska businesses.

The Licorice Ladies expressed thanks to God for sustaining them through uncertain times,
to their parents, the city of Lincoln, their customers and to Google.



Councilman Carl Eskeridge shared in the celebration.







More than 75 people including several local media representatives attended the event.

Elizabeth Erlandson, State Senator Amanda McGill and Ardith Stuertz



















Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LINCOLN NAMED 2013 GOOGLE eCITY for NEBRASKA


Lincoln has been named the 2013 “eCity of Nebraska.” The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state - the digital capitals of America. These businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies.

Lincoln joins the ranks of America’s leading cities in the digital economy. Google will recognize the city’s innovative businesses by holding a community celebration with United States Senator Deb Fischer, Mayor Chris Beutler, local leaders and business executives on Monday, August 26 at 10 a.m. at Licorice International in Lincoln.

WHAT: Lincoln is designated as the strongest online business community in Nebraska

WHEN: August 26, 2013

10 a.m. doors open

10:15 a.m. event begins


WHO: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

Mayor Chris Beutler

Lincoln City Council Members

Chris Russell, Google

Elizabeth Erlandson and Ardith Stuertz, Licorice International

Wendy Birdsall, President, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce


WHERE: Licorice International Candy Store

803 Q Street #300

Lincoln, NE 68508


MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Haus, roberth@policyworksllc.com, 515-224-8955

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Winners from Licorice International

Jen Pancoast, Teri Rounds, and Sandie Smith are the winners of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest for February 25th, March 4th, and March 11th. Each winner has received a gift certificate for $15 for treats from Licorice International. Enjoy your sweets! And Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest now.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lynda Nicoholson Kelley Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Lynda Nicholson Kelley, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest. Lynda has received a $15.00 gift certificate for treats from Licorice International. You can be a winner, too. Enter the contest now.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

And the Licorice Winners for January Are . . .

Congratulations to Elizabeth W., winner of the weekly Licorice International Contest on Facebook for the week of January 7.

 Licorice International Facebook contest winners receive a $15.00 gift certificate for sweet treats from around the world.

Dawn Marie Tholl is the winner for the week of January 14th.

Amanda Hutcheson is the winner for the week of January 21st.

Leslie Shupack is the Licorice International contest winner for the week of January 28th.

Congratulations, Licorice International Facebook Fans! Click here to visit our Facebook page and enter the contest.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pat Reilly Wins Licorice International Contest

Pat Reilly is the winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of December 31st. Pat has received a $15.00 gift certificate for licorice and other goodies. Visit our FACEBOOK page to enter the contest.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Daniel Gill Wins Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Daniel Gill, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of  December 17th.  Daniel has received a $15.00 gift certificate to treat himself to licorice and other goodies. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Congratulations to Glen Cochensparger, Licorice Winner

Congratulations to Glen Cochensparger, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of  December 3rd. Glen has received a $15.00 gift certificate to treat himself to licorice and other goodies. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Licorice International Featured on TV News

If you want to see what goes on behind-the-scenes as we fill orders for the holidays, check out this news clip by Channel 1011 in Lincoln, NE. They contacted us to do a segment on Cyber Monday and we were thrilled with the coverage. 

Click here to see the video.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Josh Hummel Wins $15.00 Licorice Gift Certificate

Josh Hummel is the winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of November 26th. Josh has received a $15.00 gift certificate for licorice and other goodies. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

For the Love of Licorice Book Available FREE

Licorice Lovers, be sure to download our FREE Kindle book. It is chock full of wonderful stories written by fellow licorice lovers. Plus there's lots of info about the history of licorice and how licorice candy is made. Fun, informative and FREE for five days.

For the Love of Licorice Kindle book download it today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Congratulations from Licorice International to Missy Cathro

Congratulations to Missy Cathro, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of  November 12th.  Missy has received a $15.00 gift certificate to buy licorice and other goodies. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Evey Lesoing Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Evey Lesoing, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook for the week of October 22nd. Evey has received a $15.00 gift certificate to buy licorice and other goodies. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Mark Marxhausen Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Mark Marxhausen, winner of the weekly Licorice International contest on Facebook. You can enter the contest at Licorice International's Facebook page today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dorthe Hartmann Wins Licorice International Contest

Congratulations to Dorthe Hartmann, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest. Dorthe has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice and other treats.

You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Karrie Furrow Wins Free Licorice

Congratulations to Karrie Furrow, the winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of October 1, 2012.  Karrie has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice and other treats. You can enter the contest at the top of the Licorice International Facebook page.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Barb Hayslett-Cozort Wins Licorice Prize

Congratulations to Barb Hayslett-Cozort, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest. Barb has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. You can enter the contest, too, when you visit our Facebook page.

Winners for the month of August include the following fans who have been awarded a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Licorice International. Congratulations. Enjoy your treats!

Amanda Stutzman Ricenbaw
Jenny Kuhn
Tami Thacker
Robert Neulreich

Monday, July 30, 2012

Amber Nore Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Amber Nore, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Amber has been awarded a $15.00 gift certificate.

You can be a winner, too. Click here to enter the contest.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Franny Howard Wins at Licorice International

Congratulations to Franny Howard, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Franny has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Click here to enter the contest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Melissa Reamer Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Melissa Reamer, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Melissa has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Click here to enter the contest.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steve Parodi Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Steve Parodi, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Steve has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Click here to enter the contest.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Congratulations, Christa Wilhelm, Winner of Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Christa Wilhelm, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Christa has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Click here to enter the contest.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Licorice Book Available Free Through July 1, 2012

Several years ago, Licorice International sponsored a Licorice Memories contest. We received hundreds of lovely, heartwarming, funny and romantic essays, all centered on this sweet, sticky, licorice-flavored candy. Now you can read these stories using the Kindle application available for free online. 

The book is available through Amazon.com.

Click here to order it now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Announcing TWO Winners at Licorice International

Congratulations to A. William Allen and Dawn Sheehan Ryan, winners of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Both A. William and Dawn have received $15.00 Gift Certificates to splurge on licorice at Licorice International. Yum!

You can be a winner, too. Visit our Facebook page and enter the contest. It's that easy.

We've already awarded more than $2,000 of  FREE licorice to our Facebook Fans. One entry is all it takes to have a chance to win.

Click here to enter the contest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Matthew Haefner Wins Licorice Prize

Congratulations to Matthew Haefner, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Matthew has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Facebook Fans, be sure to enter the contest. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Click here to enter the contest.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kerry Fox Whittaker Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Kerry Fox Whittaker, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of June 4th.

Kerry has been awarded a Gift Certificate for $15.00 to splurge on licorice. Yum!

Be sure to enter the contest on the Licorice International Facebook page. One entry is all it takes to have a chance every week.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Marcy Bauer Wins Licorice Facebook Contest

Congratulations to  Marcy Bauer, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest.

One entry is all it takes to have a chance to win every week. The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to Licorice International.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lyra Schroeder Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to  Lyra Schroeder, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest.

One entry is all it takes to have a chance to win every week. The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to Licorice International.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nicki Marchese Kenny Wins Free Licorice

Congratulations to Nicki Marchese Kenny, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest.

One entry is all it takes to have a chance to win every week. The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to Licorice International.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shanahan Harding Wins Licorice Gift Card

Congratulations to Shanahan Harding, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Shanahan entered the contest and won a $15 gift certificate, which can be used online or in the shop in Lincoln, NE.

Dori Walker Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Dori Walker, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest.

Dori entered the contest and won a $15 gift certificate, which can be used online or in the shop in Lincoln, NE.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nikki Wins $15 Licorice International Certificate

Congratulations to Nikki Moustaki, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of March 26th.

Nikki entered the Licorice International Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Enter now.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Congratulations to Sara Clark. You've Won a Gift Certificate from Licorice International.

Congratulations to Sara Clark, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of March 19th.

Sara entered the Licorice International Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Enter now.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Congratulations to Lorraine S., winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Lorraine Schneider, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of March 12th. Lorraine entered the Licorice International Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Enter now.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Robert White of Lincoln, Nebraska Wins Licorice International Facebook Prize

Congratulations to Robert White, winner of the weekly Licorice International Facebook contest. Robert has been awarded a $15 gift certificate to be used online or in our Haymarket shop. You can enter the contest now.  Click here to enter now.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Licorice Ladies Award $15.00 Gift Certificate in Weekly Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Sandy Groathouse Swett, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of February 27th. Sandy entered the Licorice International Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Enter Now.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lisa Demonstrates How She Makes the $10,000 Cupcake

In 2011, Jelly Belly held the $10,000 Cupcake Challenge, asking for crative cupcake designs. Lisa Schrader of Connecticut was awarded the grand prize for her clever "Bubble Trouble" design, inspired by her son and his tendency to overflow the bathtub.



And if you need lots of different colors of jelly beans, we have them at Licorice International.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jessica Cammarano Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate on Facebook

Congratulations to Jessica Cammarano, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of February 20th. Jessica entered the Licorice International Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Click here to enter now.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Susan Hart Wins Gift Certificate from Licorice International

Congratulations to Susan Hart, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of February 13th. Susan entered our Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Click here to enter now.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Please Vote for Licorice International

Click the link below to vote Licorice International as Lincoln's BEST choice to take an out of town visitor. Thanks, Licorice fans! (Even if you're not a Lincolnite, you can vote.) Wouldn't you love to visit and taste all the FREE SAMPLES?
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Licorice International Celebates 10 Years Bringing the World's Best Licorice to the USA

Mamma Mia cast members joined the Licorice International 10th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, February 3rd in Lincoln, NE. Thanks for sharing in the fun.
Click here to see photos from the Licorice International 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Licorice International Awards $25 Gift Certificate to Winner of the Count the Jellybeans Contest


Dianne Keller of Eustis, Nebraska received a $25.00 gift certificate for her winning guess in the Licorice International Jellybean Counting Contest. She guessed 3,769 jelly beans. The jar contained 3,762 licorice jellybeans. Click here to see photos from the Licorice International 10th Anniversary Celebration.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Licorice International Awards Gift Certificate to Facebook Winner

Congratulations to Heather Edwards, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of February 6th. Heather entered our Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Licorice International Announces Weekly Winner

Congratulations to Kathy Griesel, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of January 30th. Kathy entered our Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Licorice International Announces New Facebook Winner

Congratulations to Kara Romanow, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of January 23rd. Kara entered our Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Licorice International Receives High Praise for Customer Service

Adam Churvis, a customer, sent us this glowing testimony. Thank you, Adam. It is our pleasure to serve you and other licorice lovers.


I would like to thank Licorice International, and especially Jared, for the finest customer service and product quality I have received from any Internet vendor of any product, ever.


I have both Type II diabetes and high blood pressure, so I have to be very careful about nutritional intake and portion control.  I also have to squeeze as much licorice pleasure as I can from each bite, so I go for more intensely-flavored licorice.  So I need help doing my research before a purchase.


What usually happens when I ask most vendors' customer service representatives for information outside of the norm is I get a fraction of what I asked for along with an attitude, like I'm ruining their day.


Jared, on the other hand, wanted to make absolutely sure that he was giving me every detail I asked about, both courteously and promptly.  He sent me full nutritional specifications.  He followed up with suggestions for other products that might fit my tastes and nutritional requirements.  He checked sugar levels for suggested portions.  He researched your entire product line for attributes that would match my criteria.


And as for the quality of each product I ordered, they were absolutely fresh and soft, as if there were made this morning.  Layers of fresh, complex, intense licorice flavor notes throughout the chew, meltingly tender on the palate, and a finish that just kept going.  Better than the licorice I used to have flown in from vendors in Holland some years ago.


So, what is the result of everything you've done to fulfill my needs?


First, the order I received today was for six products rather than my originally intended two.  Second, I received no fewer than four free samples of additional products that Jared picked out for me based on our emails - each one a hit, I might add - and I will include these on my future orders.  And third, I am now "brand married" to Licorice International, and see no reason whatsoever to buy my licorice anywhere else.


Again, thank you so very much for all your hard work.  I will, of course, be ordering from you again and again.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Licorice International Annouces Facebook Winner for the Week of January 15th

Congratulations to Derek Schuckman, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of January 15th. Derek entered our Facebook contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or at Licorice International, 803 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Licorice International Hosts Open House Celebrating 10 Years

Since 2002, Licorice International has been offering gourmet quality licorice online through its company website for licorice lovers throughout the United States. Over the last 10 years, the company has provided European licorice candies and other gourmet treats from more than 60 manufacturers in 14 countries.

The company, which began in New York city, was purchased in February 2002 by two Lincoln couples, John and Ardith Stuertz and Doug and Elizabeth Erlandson. The company relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska and the website was launched that summer. Internet commerce was still young at that time and this was one of the first stores online to offer a specific candy product to customers throughout the USA. Licorice International was able to bring European and gourmet licorice to customers who remembered the taste of good, old-fashioned licorice.

Elizabeth Erlandson, Marketing Director for Licorice International had this to say about the start-up of the business online. “Licorice International was a labor of love from the very beginning. My husband loves licorice and Ardith and I loved working together. It was fun building a business, using our various skills and interests. We all had a hand in getting the business up and running.”

“We worked really hard at getting out the word about our business. None of us had ever been involved in retail or candy, but we had a lot of business experience and the willingness to learn and work hard,” says Mrs. Erlandson. “For the first 18 months, we worked out of our two homes, but eventually, we realized that if we wanted to grow, we would have to move to a commercial location. That’s when we became a “click and brick” operation, where we had not only an online store but a physical store as well.”

Today, Licorice International continues to move forward by offering new licorice products, additional types of candy and a variety of specialty foods at its facility in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket district. Among some of the new products are gluten-free and sugar-free treats and non-licorice items such as gummi candies, caramels and chocolates.

As part of the celebration in Lincoln, Licorice Internatioanl is hosting an Open House on Friday, February 3rd, from 10 to 6 p.m.

Licorice International offers the largest selection of licorice in the United States with convenient, one-stop shopping www.LicoriceInternational.com and at its retail shop at
803 Q Street
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Licorice International was named 2011 Retailer Pioneer by the Nebraska Retail Federation for its international outreach through the internet. For more information, call 402.488.2230 or email licoricenews@licoriceinternational.com


 


Monday, January 2, 2012

Licorice International Awards $15 Gift Certificate to Gabi Lorenzo

Congratulations to Gabi Lorenzo, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of December 26th. Gabi entered our Facebook contest  and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International online or in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread House Contest Winners Receive Gift Certificates

Elf Central created by Deb Bridges
The 2011 Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist has been completed and this year's top prize went to Deb Bridges, who designed and created Elf Central, Deb received a gift certificate for $50 for candy and other treats at Licorice International.

You can view all of the gingerbread houses at this link.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jennifer Schmidt Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Jennifer Schmidt, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of December 12th. Jennifer entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop in Lincoln's Haymarket district or online at LicoriceInternational.com

Click here to enter the contest.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gina Pagano Wins $15 Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Gina Pagano, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of December 5th. Gina entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop in Lincoln's Haymarket district or online at LicoriceInternational.com

Click here to enter the contest.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Marshia Grant Wins Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Marshia Grant, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of November 28th.  Marshia entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at http://www.licoriceinternational.com/.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Licorice International Awards $15 Gift Card to Michael Cappabianca

Congratulations to Michael Cappabianca, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of November 21st.  Michael entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at http://www.licoriceinternational.com/.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congratulations to Amy Rakauski Mericle. You Won $15.00 from Licorice International.

Each week Licorice International awards one of our Facebook fans a gift card valued at $15.00.  Amy Rakauski Mericle is the winner for the week of November 14th.

Amy entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at www.LicoriceInternational.com.

Click this link to enter the contest now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

For the Love of Licorice Now Available at Amazon.com


Several years ago, Licorice International sponsored a Licorice Memories contest. We received hundreds of lovely, heartwarming, funny and romantic essays, all centered on this sweet, sticky, licorice-flavored candy. Now you can read these stories using the Kindle application available for free online. 

The book is available through Amazon.com.

Click here to order it now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Licorice Candy Coal Available Now


Surprise someone special with this old-fashioned stocking stuffer, nuggets of licorice "coal" candy. This bright red box of "Coal Candy" comes with a souvenir hammer and reads: "Fuel For Energy" Pure Wholesome Licorice Hard Candy. The black nuggets are shaped like real coal and are flavored with genuine licorice paste.  Click here to order a box today.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Becky Rock Wins $15.00 Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Becky Rock, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Becky has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Register Now for Licorice International's Gingerbread House Contest



Licorice International's Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist will held Monday, December 5th through Friday, December 16th. An Open House  will be held on Friday night, December 16th.  A panel of independent judges, including radio celebrity chef, Judy a la Carte will select the winning creations.

There is no entry fee for the contest; however, participants must register by November 26th at Licorice International.

A complete list of rules is available at the store. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, adults and children under 13. For more information, call (402) 488-2230 or email licoricenews@licoriceinternational.com

Photo: Hannah Becker's 2010 prize winning entry "Temporary Elegance" is based on her childhood dollhouse. For more photos from the first gingerbread house contest click here.

Monday, October 31, 2011

No Tricks, Just Treats. Judy Mischke Wins Licorice Facebook Contest.

Congratulations to Judy Mischke, winner of the weekly Facebook contest, for the week of October 31st. Judy has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to Autumn Northcutt, Winner of the Weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Autumn Northcutt, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Autumn has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chandler Tyrrell Wins Weekly Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Chandler Tyrrell, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Chandler has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Katie Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska Wins Licorice Gift Card on Facebook

Congratulations to Katie Miller, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of October 10th. Katie entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate. You can be a winner, too. Click on the link and enter today.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chocolate-covered Licorice Is Back in Stock.

If you like licorice you will definitely love our variety of chocolate-covered licorice. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Giveaway Available Now

Molly Loves Candy is a gluten-free, low-sugar treat, made from all natural ingredients. It comes in four flavors: raspberry, mixed berry, lemon and licorice.

When you place an order of any size through October 31st, you will automatically receive a package that includes one individually wrapped, heart-shaped piece of each flavor.

The sample package will be included FREE in your order and will be shipped to the mailing address. There is no minimum order requirement.

Molly Loves Candy is a small, family-owned candy maker in Arlington, Washington. The candies are handcrafted and made with only the finest ingredients.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate. You Can Be a Winner, Too.

Congratulations to April McFarling Segura, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of October 3rd.  April has been awarded a $15 Gift Card. Click here enter the contest today for your chance to win.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Licorice Gift Certificate Awarded to Facebook Fan

Congratulations to Michelle Eastty, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 26th. Michelle has been awarded a $15 Gift Card. Click here enter the contest today for your chance to win.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Licorice International Named Retail Pioneer by the Nebraska Retail Federtion

Licorice International received one of the top awards for 2011 from the Nebraska Retail Federation at the group's annual awards banquet.  President Jim Otto said: "The board was impressed with how Licorice International really is a pioneer in retail marketing and perfectly named as they excel in marketing licorice internationally from right here in Lincoln."

Photo: Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy and Licorice International partner, Ardith Stuertz, display the beautiful wooden plaque awarded to Licorice International at the 2011 Nebraska Retail Federation banquet. To their right are Miller Derr, Chairman of the Nebraska Retail Federtion and the Manager of JC Penney at Westroads in Omaha and Ted Harris, Treasurer of Nebraska Retail Federation and Manager of Oak View Mall in Omaha. 

Jessica Pieper Wins Licorice Contest on Facebook

Congratulations to Jessica Pieper, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 19th. Jessica has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, Click here to enter the contest now.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Licorice International Fan Wins Gift Certificate on Facebook

Congratulations to Kristen Blankley, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 12th. Kristen has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Lulu Hoeller, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 5th.  Lulu has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogger Loves Licorice. Read Review and Enter Giveaway Now.

Click here to read a great review of Licorice International's products and enter to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Licorice Tasting Guide Available

Click here for a guide to help you navigate through the various tastes and textures of licorice from around the world.

What's the difference between red and black licorice, besides color?

This article appeared on Boston.com on August 29, 2011 and was written by Northeastern University physicist John Swain. E-mail questions to drknowledge@globe.com or write to Dr. Knowledge, c/o The Boston Globe, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819.

Real licorice, which is in black licorice candy, is made from the roots of the licorice plant, which can also be spelled liquorice.

Red licorice isn’t really licorice at all, except in name. It’s just a red candy, which can be made with many different flavorings, including strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and cinnamon.

Despite similarities in taste, licorice is not related to anise or fennel.

American, Chinese, and European varieties of the licorice plant are all slightly different but have many similarities.

Each variety is a legume. Each produces a compound in its roots called anethole, which gives black licorice its distinctive flavor. Each also produces a compound called glycyrrhizin, a substance that is 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar.

Glycyrrhizin can have negative physiological effects, including raising blood pressure and causing water retention, so it’s a good idea to exercise some care in eating licorice, especially people with heart problems, who might want to consider having a chat with a doctor if they eat a lot of it.

Licorice root, which can be chewed for its taste and sweetness, is an integral part of Chinese cuisine and traditional Chinese medicine.

If you are fond of licorice candies, you might want to be aware that the ingredients used to make them can vary. European candies, for example, often are flavored with aniseed oil and may contain very little substance from licorice plants.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15.00 Gift Certificate. Enter to Win.

Congratulations to Laura Beach, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 29th.  Laura has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hallie Coletta Wins Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Hallie Coletta, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 22nd. Hallie has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, Click here to enter the contest now.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Licorice International Gets a Friendly Shoutout in Family Circle Magazine

Licorice International received national attention in the September 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

Thanks to Vicki Clarke, Lincoln, Nebraska was featured in the current issue of the magazine. Vicki mentioned several wonderful aspects of the city and included Licorice International as top spot for friendly snacks.

Here's what she said about Licorice International: "The kids like to get snacks from Licorice International, which offers more than 150 types from 12 countries. It's our favorite part of town--we love that the past and present of Lincoln mingle in such a family-friendly atmosphere."

Click here to read Vicki's article about Lincoln, Nebraska.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Deidi Mogensen Parker, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 8th. Deidi has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Licorice Allsorts from New Zealand Free with Your Order Now

August Licorice Giveway

Orange . . . kiwi . . . banana . . . and cherry. Yum! 
 
This delicious assortment of licorice layered with fruit-flavored confections from New Zealand are yours absolutely FREE with your order of any size during August. (No minimum
required.)
 
That's right. When you place an order of any size, we will include a FREE generous (6 pieces) sample package of these delightful confections.
 
Each piece is the size of a petit four, which is just perfect for a dessert tray.
 
Your FREE PACKAGE will be automatically included with your order. The FREE PACKAGE of RJs Licorice Allsorts will be sent to the shipping address.
 
If you are sending a gift, the FREE SAMPLE PACKAGE will be sent to the gift recipient.
 
RJ's Licorice Allsorts are being offered at a 25% discount through the month of August. Click here to order now.
 
 
 

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Monday, July 25, 2011

More News About the Burglary at Licorice International

If you've been following the story about the robbery at Licorice International, you'll be happy to know that it was a tub of our licorice that connected the burglar with the theft at our shop. Click the link to read the newspaper article and to see who this guy is.
Take a look at the guy who buglarized Licorice Interantional.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Police Arrest Lincoln Man in Haymarket Burglary

Wow! That was fast work on the part of the Lincoln Police Department. They tracked down the man who burglarized Licorice International late Tuesday night. Click this link to see Officer Katie Flood reporting on the apprehension.
http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/LPD_Three_Business_in_the_Haymarket_Burglarized__125883373.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Licorice Ladies Love Their Licorice Necklaces

 
Elizabeth and Ardith received a surpise package in the mail this week, matching Licorice Allsorts necklaces handmade in the UK by Scrummy Land. The necklaces are the perfect accessory for a licorice lover. Special thanks to Annie for thinking of us.
 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate for Licorice

Congratulations to Laura Coalman, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of July 11th. Laura has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Licorice Is Always in Fashion

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Eduardo Torres created this stunning dress using nine pounds of shoestring licorice.

Did you guess that the dress above was made out of licorice?!?!?!  Susan Lazear, Professor of Fashion at San Diego's Mesa College and founder of Cochemille Design challenged a group of designers to "use things we look at every day but don't see as fashion."

According to Visions Art Musuem, Summer 2011, designer Eduardo Torres, responded to the challenge to use nontraditional materials, by selecting black string licoirce. He conducted numerous searches on the internet and rejected idea after idea because it had been done. He used nine pounds of licorice in the creation of this dress.

Whether you want to wear it or eat it, you can buy shoestring licorice in red and black at Licorice International

Special thanks to Nancy Davenport who shared this story with us.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Check Out Our July Licorice Giveaway

The folks are Kenny's candy, manufacturers of Wiley Wallaby, were kind enough to give us mini packs (2 ounces) of their Australian style gourmet red licorice.  We're including a pack with every order that we send out in July. Check it out now.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Congratulations to the Licorice International Facebook Winner

Congratulations to Kim Tatum, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of July 4th. Kim has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Licorice Is So Much Fun

This video covers the entire history of licorice in less than two minutes. Interesting and amusing. Check it out and then click here to purchase RJs natural licorice from New Zealand, one of my all-time favorites.

Making Red Licorice Treats and Gummy Worms

Ever wonder how they make red licorice?  This video shows the manufacturing process for red licorice and gummy worms.