Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ernie Loves Licorice

Sesame Street's Ernie has good taste. See how he tricks Bert out of most of the licorice whip candy! Can you blame him?

He'd have a lot of fun with Licorice Laces from Licorice International.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Licorice Has Become Hot

Though called "candy's black sheep," licorice is gaining popularity. From candy stores to fine dining establishments, licorice is in high demand. The National Confectioners Association reports that licorice sales are growing considerably faster than candy in general. Customers at Licorice International often start out buying licorice for their parents, but soon discover they like it too. Read more about this phenomenon here.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Licorice may help prevent cancer

New research gives another reason to love licorice: A chemical component of licorice may offer a new approach to preventing colorectal cancer without the adverse side effects of other preventive therapies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.

Read the whole article here.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Licorice Mints

Licorice and mints. I must admit the combination sounded strange to me at first. But it really makes sense. Licorice naturally freshens breath and actually helps fight cavities. In fact, the popular Mentos candies were created in Netherlands as a licorice-flavorted sweet called "Drop Mentos." Licorice is called "drop" in the Netherlands and has been a popular treat there ever since Dutch exploreres first brought licorice root back from their travels.
Although you can't buy Drop Mentos in U.S. stores, you can purchase these treats on-line from Licorice International here.

Another one of my favorite mints goes by the interesting name "Hint Mints" and comes in a unique tin designed to fit in your back pocket. Hint Mints, an American candy, have a strong mint-and-licorice flavor that especially appeals to hard core licorice lovers. I find them downright addicting. You can purchase hint mints here.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Free Licorice Snaps

Just in time for spring! Now you can try a sample of Original Licorice Snaps, made by the American Licorice Company. The bright pastel colors remind me of spring flowers. With a formula that hasn't changed in over 75 years, Snaps are an old fashioned favorite.

If you place an order with Licorice International before April 30, you'll receive a FREE sample pack (1.1 ounce) of Snaps. Complete info here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Licorice International Now on Twitter

Do you twitter? Now you can follow Licorice International on Twitter. Check it out at

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Licorice, Almonds and Pears -- Not a Joke

It's not an April Fool's joke. Licorice, almonds and pears really do go together! And they look like mice, if done right! Try this fun recipe for "Mice Pears," which was included in the food section of Northwest Arkansas "Morning News." Although the recipe calls for angelica, it also suggests you substitute black licorice. You can use our Black licorice laces (available here) for the tail and also add some whiskers, to make it even more fun.

Click here for the recipe (look for "Mice Pears").

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