Monday, August 31, 2009

Drop: A personal story by a Dutch licorice lover

Ever wonder why Licorice International sells so much licorice from Holland? Reason: The Dutch LOVE licorice, which they call "drop." They consume nearly 64 million pounds of licorice each year. Here's a personal story from a Dutch licorice lover:

You can see a selection of Dutch licorice here. Can't decide on which kind to buy? Try a Dutch Sampler.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

How they make licorice

I've always wondered how licorice is made. It turns out that candy manufacturers use two methods to create licorice. Smaller companies cook the ingredients together (such as sugar and licorice extract) and pour it into molds that are filled with corn starch. The corn starch makes it easy to remove the finished candy. Larger companies use the licorice rope extrusion process, in which a mixture of licorice root extract is boiled to an exact temperature, at which time colors and flavors are added and the mixture is cooked slowly until it has the consistency of dough. The mixture is then passed through an extruder, where the dough is forced out of tiny holes and forms long ropes. These ropes are then cut into pieces.

In both cases, special care is taken to cook the licorice mixture at just the right temperature and for a specific amount of time to ensure the desired consistency and taste. And remember, real licorice contains licorice root as one of the ingredients. You can choose from lots of different kinds of licorice at

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Study Shows that Licorice Reduces Body Fat

Here's yet another reason to love licorice: It can help reduce body fat. A recent study in Osaka, Japan, tested 84 moderately obese participants who were divided into four groups. One received a placebo,while the other three received varying amounts of Licorice Flavanoid Oil. After eight weeks, all the groups receiving the Licorice Flavanoid Oil had a significant reduction in total body fat mass. In addition, the group receiving the most Licorice Flavanoid Oil had a significant decrease in visceral fat area, body weight, BMI, and LDL cholesterol.

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Licorice Lover is a Top 100 Candy Blog

This blog, Licorice Lover, was chosen as one of the top 100 candy blogs by the Daily Reviewer. Thanks to all of you who read and comment. We're making the news!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Get 10% Off Licorice Thru August 31st

It's late August: Time for a Licorice Treat

Now you can receive a 10% discount when you place an order of any size by August 31, 2009 at Licorice International. ( Discount will be applied to the total merchandise amount and is not applied to shipping. Use promotional Code AG10 in the promotional field online at checkout.

Offer cannot be combined with other offers or to existing orders; expires on August 31,2009.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yummy Cable Car Line

Do you remember the famous cable car scene from the James Bond movie "Moonraker"? Remember how easily the villain "Jaws" bites the cable car line. The secret? The line was actually made of licorice. The best tasting cable car line ever.

Take a look at the scene here:

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Candy of the Stars

What do the following celebrities have in common:
Brad Pitt
Lindsay Lohan
Anne Hathaway
Kevin Spacey
TV chef Heston Blumenthal

For a clue, see the picture. Yep, that's right. They'are all fans of Panda Licorice. Panda Licorice, made in Finland, appeals to those who love whole foods. It contains only four ingredients: molasses, wheat flour, licorice extract, and aniseed oil. That's it: four ingredients you might find in your own kitchen. This is a non-fat treat you can feel good about eating.

Fun Fact: Panda Licorice is so named because Pandas love to eat licorice root.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Free Red and Black Licorice Piglets this Month

These red and black licorice piglets are not only adorable, they're some of the best licorice you've ever tasted.

Now you can get a free sample with any order from Licorice International.

A sample package will be shipped automatically with each order placed with Licorice International during the month of August.

Bet you can't eat just a handful!

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