Thursday, July 29, 2010

This baby loves Dubbel Zout (double salt) black licorice from Holland

Dubbel Zout (double salt) black licorice from Holland has a unique salty taste that may take some getting used to.  Some people enjoy giving Dubbel Zout to their friends, just to see their reaction, and some enjoy videotaping the faces people make when tasting the salty candy.

Baby Maggie loves Dubbel Zout!  There's nothing like a baby's reaction to candy.  Watch it here:

If you want to try Dubbel Zout for yourself (or if you want to give it to your friends to see their reaction), click here to order.

What about you?  Are you a Dubbel Zout lover, or is the salty taste too much for you?  Leave a comment to tell us about it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Special Olympics Brings Thousands to Lincoln - and Licorice International

What a week! From July 17-24 Lincoln, Nebraska, hosted the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. Thousands of athletes, family members, coaches, volunteers and fans participated in the event, which happens every four years in different U.S. cities. Lincoln is known for its kind hospitality and friendly people. When the visitors weren't busy with the games, they kept busy exploring Lincoln. Many discovered an amazing little store in the heart of Lincoln's Haymarket District - Licorice International, located at 8th and Q Streets.

This group from Missouri kept coming back and buying more.  Each time they sampled different kinds of licorice and walked out with a bagfull.

A woman from Florida is not a fan of licorice, but she bought an armload of black licorice for her father, a licorice lover. She also bought a package of Kenny's Pina Colada Licorice Candy Twists for herself.

This couple came from Michigan. Their daughter plays basketball in the Special Olympics. They bought Finnish Strawberry Bites and  RJ's Licorice Allsorts.

A group from Minnesota loved sampling the many kinds of licorice. These two were pleasantly suprised at how much they enjoyed the mildly salty taste of Salmiak Rocks Licorice from Holland. They ended up buying a package, along with several other tasty treats.

After they return home, they can continue to buy great gourmet licorice from the Licorice International Website (

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Licorice of the Month Club: Licorice Samplers

I can't tell you how many times we've been asked to provide a sample of all the different types of licorice that we offer.

We mulled over various ways to fulfill this request and finally came up with a plan. We've recreated the Licorice Sampler of the Month Club. 

I think a lot of people will love our all new "Licorice Sampler of the Month" club. 

For years, Licorice International has offered a one-of-a-kind "Licorice of the Month" Club." During the past five years, hundreds of licorice lovers have enjoyed receiving a package of licorice treats in the mail each month. But now we're bringing licorice lovers an all new club featuring six mini samplers, sent automatically once a month, plus a surprise mini pack.

It's a great way to try some awesome licorice you may not have thought of before, such as Irish Licorice Toffee, Dutch Licorice Chalk or Salmiak Rocks (with just a touch of salt).

These samplers are only available in this combination through the Sampler of the Month Club. Each sampler weighs approximately 1 lb, 4 oz. or more.

As an introductory offer, you get $15 off the retail price.  The Licorice Sampler makes a great gift. Or just treat yourself to a monthly surprise in the mail.

Click here for more information on the Licorice Sampler Club.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Surprises hide in Nebraska - Including Licorice International in Lincoln's Haymarket

When Jennifer Walker, a food and entertainment blogger, recently visited Lincoln, Nebraska, she found some nice suprises, including Lincoln's Historic Haymarket district, where she stumbled upon Licorice International, a store she just "had to take a look at."  Like most tourists, she couldn't believe there could be a whole store dedicated to licorice, but sure enough, there it was in the heart of the Heartland: more than 150 varieties of licorice from 13 different countries. She enjoyed tasting the Kookaburra Strawberry Twist from Australia, but really got excited when she spotted licorice shaped like monkeys. Here's how she described the experience:

A squeal might have escaped my lips. I was even a bit giddy at the possibility of tasting one (turns out most of the items are available to taste if you but ask). The ears and such are traditional black licorice but the yellow muzzle? It’s banana flavored! And with a texture that reminds you of circus peanuts in the best possible way. Even though the Dutch Ape Head licorice only came in 1 lb bags, I had to buy them if only for the novelty factor. Imagine my surprise when we got home and found them utterly addictive.
You can read the rest of her post here.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Licorice Ladies Attend 2010 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City

The Licorice Ladies, Ardith and Elizabeth, enjoyed the 2010 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, where they sampled some delightful treats, including some great new products they plan to make available through Licorice International.  Be watching the website for new items.

Ardith's sister-in-law Gina sampling some Mexican liquor.

While they were there, the Licorice Ladies got to do a bit of sight seeing, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, the World Financial Center, Ground Zero, and the Statue of Liberty.

Click here for more pictures of their trip.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lincoln Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes July 18-23 - Come Taste Some Licorice

Lincoln, Nebraska, will host the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games, July 18-23, 2010. We're proud of all the athletes and their families. Welcome to Lincoln! We hope you enjoy your stay here.

While you're in town, be sure to stop by Licorice International, located in the Historic Haymarket District, at 803 Q Street, Suite 300 (right next to the From Nebraska store). (Click here for a map.) Our regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Stop in and see the wide variety of licorice and other treats we have for sale. Interested in trying a new kind of licorice or candy? Ask for a free sample. Our clerks are happy to help you. Check out the latest specials. Licorice International is a popular spot for visitors to Lincoln, and we hope you come and see us while you're in town.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free Sample of Wiley Wallaby Australian-Style Gourmet Red Licorice

Place an order of any size at Licorice International and you'll receive a FREE sample package of ALL NEW Wiley Wallaby Australian-Style Gourmet Red Licorice.

Wiley Wallaby is "Soft"!

Wiley Wallaby is "Chewy"!

Wiley Wallaby is Full of Flavor and Delicious!

Wiley Wallaby Gourmet Red Licorice is made in the style of Australian Soft Gourmet Liquorice that everyone will enjoy!

Each piece is approximately 5/8" in diameter and 2" in length.

You can get a sample package of Wiley Wallaby red licorice twists with your order of any size at no extra charge.

Your sample package is ABSOLUTELY FREE—with your order of any size. (No minimum required.)

Order today! And treat yourself to the world’s best licorice.

Sample packages are shipped to the same location as the order. If you send a gift, the gift recipient receives the sample package. Offer applies to INTERNET AND PHONE ORDERS ONLY. Does not apply to shop purchases.

Pictured on this page is a full-size package (10 oz.) Available at the INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $4.50. Click here to order Wiley Wallaby now.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Free Shipping from Licorice International

From now through July 5th, get Free Ground Shipping on orders of $50 or more from Licorice International. Order by July 5th to take advantage of this offer.
See link for details: