Thursday, June 17, 2010

Licorice is Awesome: Two Key Advantages of Being a Black Licorice (or Real Licorice) Fan

A recent article on licorice on the “boing boing” website listed the following two key advantages of black licorice:
It tends to pack enough of a flavor punch that you aren't going to sit down and eat a pound of the stuff, saving you calories and money, while still supplying a junk food fix.
You usually don't have to share. In fact, you can offer, and everybody will turn you down, so you still look like a good person even though you're really being a giant, selfish candy hoarder.

So far the article has generated more than a hundred comments about licorice. Several people agreed that the best part about liking licorice is that you don’t have to share, although others commented that they did have to share because more and more people are realizing how great licorice is.

Here are some of the other advantages that people mentioned:
  • Not too sweet
  • Settles stomach
  • Acts as a diuretic
  • Has antiviral qualities
  • Helps quit smoking
You can read the entire article here.

 What about you?  Do you love licorice?  Why?  What are the main advantages?

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