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.

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