Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Licorice Treats for Troops

Here's a way you can support our troops and let them know you care.

You can purchase either a 12-pound box of Licorice Candy Twists (approximately 500 twists) or an 8-pound box of Licorice Candy Twists (approximately 350 twists).

Licorice International will ship the box to a chaplain who will distribute the candy to men and women serving our country.

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Licorice Candy Twists - Not just for licorice lovers!

A visit from our friend Aaron gave us the ideal opportunity to test out Kenny's Licorice Candy Twists. Everyone says these treats appeal to anyone, not just licorice lovers. Since Aaron is still not convinced about black licorice, we thought we'd see what he thought of these delectible candies.

Result? He loved them. His favorite was Pina Colada, although he liked the cinnamon too.

Pina Colada was my daughter Carmen's favorite (She's the one in the middle), while Monica and I liked the root beer the best.

With 14 flavors in all, you'll be sure to find a favorite too. Many of these reminded us of other favorite treats. Grape tastes like grape soda or jolly ranchers; chocolate is a bit like a Tootsie Roll; peach tastes like those yummy gummy peach rings; and orange reminds us of old-fashioned orange slice gumdrops. Cinnamon has a pleasant, not-too-hot taste.

A friend of mine gives Kenny's Candy Licorice Twists as high school graduation gifts. The package is a perfect size to go with a graduation card, and they're perfect for those late-night study sessions in college.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Licorice Spice Tea

Licorice Spice Tea is one of my favorites. But of course, I'm a die-hard licorice lover. That's why I was interested to read this review from someone who is "just getting used to the taste of licorice" and who admits that licorice is not one of her "favourite things in the world." (Can you imagine?)

In spite of her initial skepticism, the reviewer was pleasantly-surprised at the root-beer-like taste and the lingering sweetness.

You can read the review here.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Licorice Treats Bring Joy to Orphans in Haiti

What a difference a sweet treat can make in a child's life. These pictures were sent to us from an orphanage in Haiti.

Mmm . . . Kenny's Peach Licorice Candy Twists!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Find Licorice International on Facebook

Now you can become a fan of Licorice International on Facebook!

Click here to become a fan, or search for "Licorice International" on Facebook.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eat Licorice. Visit Ten Thousand Villages.

Bright colors greet you when you step into Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln’s Haymarket. It a great place to browse—full of one-of-a-kind home d├ęcor, toys, clothes, jewelry, handbags, Christmas decorations and even fun chess sets.

But more importantly—every item you buy at Ten Thousand Villages directly benefits an artisan in one of 38 underdeveloped countries. Through this unique program, artisans are paid a fair price for handmade items created using environmentally friendly materials. Artisans express their personality and culture in the hand-made products you would never be able to find in a typical retail store.
Each item has an interesting story to tell. For instance, you can buy bracelets recycled from discarded plastic bags in Burkina Faso. Lacquer paper weights from Vietnam are fashioned from river rocks through a special process that takes 45 days and incorporates the thumbprint of the artist. At just $7.00, they’re a popular gift item.

Ten Thousand Villages is one of nearly 200 affiliated North American stores and has been serving Lincoln for 25 years, said manager Gabby Ayala. Since moving to the Haymarket area five years ago, business has skyrocketed. The Haymarket is a favorite area for tourists and a destination spot for locals, and the Saturday morning farmers market brings like-minded people to the neighborhood.
Gabby loves to visit Licorice International, located just down the street from Ten Thousand Villages. Her favorite kind of licorice? Australian Kookaburra Twists, especially the strawberry and green apple flavors.

Ten Thousand Villages is located at 140 North 8th Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Get It Free! Black Taffy Licorice

Do you remember "Black Jack" taffy--that chewy, addictive treat with anise and licorice flavors? Maybe it was what you looked for in your Halloween bag, or it was your favorite treat in Grandpa's candy dish.

Although you can't get "Back Jack" taffy anymore, you can still enjoy "Black Taffy" made by the Primrose Company. It's available through Licorice International.

And if you place an order through Licorice International's website during the month of May, you can receive a free sample of Back Taffy. Details here.

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