Monday, August 30, 2010

Chef Judy Shares Ten Things She Learned about Licorice and Licorice International

Licorice Ladies Ardith and Elizabeth were on the Judy ala Carte radio program Saturday. We had a delightlful time chatting about the Fancy Food show we went to, licorice (of course), and other new products we have available both on-line and at our retail store. 

Afterwards Judy shared ten things she learned about licorice and Licorice International.  Click here to read her blog.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Win Free Jelly Cubes During Licorice International's Live Broadcast

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 28), you have a chance to win free Jelly Cubes from Licorice International. These chewy gumdrop cubes come in three varieties: Black Licorice, Assorted Fruit Flavors, and Anise.

Elizabeth and Ardith, owners of Licorice International, will be featured on the Judy ala Carte radio program at 1 p.m. Central Time on KFOR 1240AM in Lincoln or

Tune in to learn all about licorice and gives us a call with your questions or comments about licorice.  You may win a free package of Jully Cubes.

Jelly Cubes are availalbe at the Licorice International Retail Store, located at 803 Q Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Licorice Ladies to be On Judy Ala Carte Radio Program

From left: Ardith and Elizabeth
Elizabeth and Ardith, co-owners of Licorice International, will be featured on the Judy ala Carte radio program this Saturday, August 28. No matter where you live, you can tune in at at 1 p.m. Central Time to hear the live interview. Learn more about licorice, the new products offered by Licorice International, and the incredible business the "licorice ladies" have grown. You'll have a chance to ask Elizabeth and Ardith a question about licorice.

Judy ala Carte
If you're in Lincoln, be sure to stop by the store at 803 Q Street (entrance on 8th street) to sample licorice from around the world.  And don't forget to tune in to KFOR-1240 AM to hear the interview  between 1 and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Australia, Land of Licorice, Kookaburra Licorice from Kogarah, NSW

Australia is not often thought of as the land of licorice, but it's true.  Though it can't claim to have the most per capita consumption of the sweet black treat (Holland has that honor), the Aussies love their licorice. Australian licorice is known for its soft, chewy texture. And the country exports licorice to America in the Kookaburra brand, which is Licorice International's biggest seller.

Kookaburra licorice is made in the small town of Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney, in New South Wales. A delightful blend of old and new, Kogarah was established in the early 1800s.

Licorice International's two best selling kinds of Kookaburra licorice are Kookaburra Black Twists and Kookaburra Strawberry Twists. You can see all the kinds of Kookaburra that Licorice International sells here.

Kogarah Greek Orthodox Church, J. Bar

School of the arts, built in 1887, photo by J. Bar
St. George Bank, photo by J. Bar

Monday, August 9, 2010

Glacia IceBox Pure Arctic Spring Water Available at Licorice International in Lincoln, Nebraska

I'm not normally a fan of bottled water, but IceBox changed my mind. There are so many reasons to love this water:

1. It tastes terrific.  Most bottled water tastes flat because it's had much of the minerals removed. Glacia IceBox is pure arctic spring water from Norway. It's better than any water I've ever tasted. It makes me feel like I'm kayaking in a Norwegian fjord.

2. It's good for you. IceBox Water is packaged at the Rustad Spring in Norway, located in a perfect geological area with the best layering of clay, coal, limestone and sand. Rain water from more than 100 years ago percolated through the various layers, where it was filtered, cleansed and enriched with naturally occurring minerals before reaching the spring. Because it's packaged in a box instead of plastic, that means no harmful chemical from plastic leach into the water.

3. It's good for the earth. Ice Box is called "box" for a reason. The water comes in a box made primarily from biodegradable recyclable cardboard. In addition, the IceBox package takes up less space than that occupied by same amount of plastic bottles it replaces. And the Carbon Footprint is considerably lower than that of plastic bottles. Be sure to recycle the box when you are finished.
Licorice International is the distributor of Glacia IceBox pure arctic spring water. The water is available at the Licorice International retail store, located at 803 Q Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Licorice International Retail Store Re-Opens

The Licorice International retail store will re-open on Friday, August 6, 2010, after being closed for a week due to damage in the building. We're happy to report that there was minimal damage to our store, and we will continue to provide great tasting gourmet licorice from around the world.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Licorice International Retail Store Sustains Minimal Damage, Plans to Reopen Soon

The road was closed in front of the store.
On July 29, 2010, the Haymarket Theatre building, where the Licorice International retail store is housed, sustained considerable damage when a support beam cracked under a roofing crew. A broken sprinkler pipe further damaged parts of the building. Fortunately no one was hurt, and the Licorice International Retail store sustained virtually no damage.

Today (August 4), employees returned to the building, as it has been determined to be safe. On-line orders are being shipped. We apologize for any delays.

Gravel has been removed.
Local folks have been stopping by and asking what's going on. We are happy to report that we plan to reopen the retail store as soon as we can. At this point we are just waiting for the final approval from the city. Watch the blog or our Facebook page for updates.
The Licorice International retail store will open soon.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Get Free Good and Plenty Licorice with Your Order

Remember the Good and Plenty licorice you bought as a kid?  If you're like me, you bought it from a corner grocery, and it came in a great little box. There was nothing quite like those chewy licorice bits coated in sweet pink and white candy shells.

Well, those wonderful pink-and-white candies are still around. You can taste them again when you place an on-line order of any size with Licorice International during the month of August 2010. With every order placed during the month, you will receive a sample package of Good and Plenty absolutely free.

Customers tell us ours are the freshest Good and Plenty they've ever tasted. And you'll be amazed at the variety of licorice and other candy available at Licorice International.

Click here to shop for licorice from Licorice International.
Click here for more information on this offer.