Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year from Your Friends at Licorice International

Happy New Year. We will be closed Friday through Sunday and will reopen on Monday, January 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Stay safe. Hope your year closes on a sweet note. Stop by and visit us anytime at or if you're in Lincoln, visit us in the Haymarket district at 803 Q Street.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Winners of the Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist

Hannah Becker won two prizes for her architectural achievement
Congratulations to Hannah Becker, who won two prizes in the first annual Licorice International Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist.  She was awarded a total of $75 in gift certificates to Licorice International for the People's Choice Award ($25) and First Place Award ($50).

Hannah’s house, “Temporary Elegance,”  was based on a dollhouse she’d owned as a young girl. When Hannah bought the dollhouse, the woman who made it included a small model of the house made out of cardboard. Hannah used the model to make a pattern for the gingerbread house. She used Royal icing to hold the pieces of gingerbread together and buttercream frosting to decorate the house. She decorated it with various candies, including the Sweet Licorice ButtonsRed Licorice Laces and Blue Rasperry Twists, which she purchased at Licorice International. It took her three days to decorate the house. Hannah admits that she isn’t a big fan of black licorice, but she is looking forward to using her gift certificates to purchase other treats from Licorice International, such as Butter Caramels, and trying some of the mints.

Sam & Jane Swanson, tied for First Place with their gingerbread Log Cabin, complete with real licorice root piled up outside to represent the woodpile. Hannah and the Swansons (mother and son) were each awarded a $50 gift certificate to Licorice International.

Gina Henrickson won second place for “Gina’s Dream House" and received a gift certificate for $25. She used the following licorice in her gingerbread house: RJ’s Licorice Allsorts, Assorted Sour Stars, Bridge Mix, Red Licorice Laces, Black Licorice Wheels, and Amarelli Sassolini.

Log Cabin

Hannah working on her house

The house and the model

Gina's Dream House

Monday, December 20, 2010

For an Unusual Treat Try Haribo Grapefruit Candy

Now here's something different: grapefruit candy. New from Licorice International: Grapefruit Gummies. I wasn't sure what to think when I first tried them, but I soon discovered they were addictive. The The Pink Grapefruit Gummies have a touch of tartness, paired with a dusting of sweet sugar, for an unforgettable taste.  For a sweeter, milder taste, try the White Grapefruit Gummies. Made by Haribo, a German company known for excellent candy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Looking for a gift for Licorice Lovers? How about the Licorice of the Month Club

Do you have a licorice lover on your Christmas list?  How about the Licorice of the Month Club from Licorice International, your source for licorice from around the world. It's a dream come true for black licorice fans. Every month, your loved one will receive two regular size packages of gourmet licorice plus a small sample package.

For the true black licorice fans, choose the Black Licorice of the Month Club. (Pictured above)

For those who like both red and black, choose the Red and Black Licorice of the Month Club (Pictured below).

You may also choose the Sampler Club, in which the recipient receives six samplers, each featuring four kinds of licorice, along with a suprise mini-pack.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pictures of our Gingerbread Houses for the Contest

The Licorice International retail store in Lincoln Nebraska recently sponsored the first ever "Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist."  The twist? Contestants needed to use at least three types of candy purchased from Licorice International.  If you live in the Lincoln area, stop by to see the houses. We'll be having a special open house on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., with free coffee and tea, when you will have a chance to vote for your favorite house. 

Don't live in the Lincoln area?  Enjoy the photos below.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Article in Daily Nebraskan: Licorice International hosts holiday gingerbread house contest

"Over the next couple weeks, students will at long last be able to say "home sweet home" as they take delight in gobbling it all down: roof, walls, windows and doors.

"But of course, while students can eat the humble, crumble some homes entered in Licorice International's first-ever gingerbread house contest, they may not. That is, unless they wish to incur the wrath of an all-in-one architect, contractor and builder."

Read the entire article here.

Licorice International is pleased to be mentioned in the Daily Nebraskan newspaper, produced by students at the University of Nebraska.  If you're a student (or if you live in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area), be sure to stop by from December 7-16 and see the great gingerbread houses on display.  We will have a special open house on December 10th all day.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Licorice Spice Tea is the December Giveaway

Drink up happiness!

Research shows that licorice root tea has special compounds that act as natural antidepressants. Women's World magazine (October 26, 2009) reports that licorice tea can raise energy, calm stress, and improve immunity!

Now you can taste a little happiness FREE when you place an order of any size at Licorice International in December.

Licorice tea is flavorful and aromatic . . . a delightful combination of licorice root, cinnamon, organge peel, Chinese star anise, vanilla flavor, sarsaparilla, orange, cinnamon, clove and cardamom flavors.

And now you can sample this sweet, aromatic and flavorful drink FREE when you place an order of any size in December at Licorice International.

Sample teabag will be automatically included with your package. 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.

Click here to order.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Gingerbread House Uses Six Pounds of Licorice

Check out this video that describes an enormous gingerbread house an Anaheim, California, hotel. It took six pounds of licorice and 25 pounds of gummy bears just to make the stained glass windows.

If you live near Lincoln, Nebraska, stop by the Licorice International Retail store at 803 Q Street between December 7 and 16 to see the gingerbread houses on display for the contest. Each one will use licorice and other candy from Licorice International.