Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread House Contest Winners Receive Gift Certificates

Elf Central created by Deb Bridges
The 2011 Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist has been completed and this year's top prize went to Deb Bridges, who designed and created Elf Central, Deb received a gift certificate for $50 for candy and other treats at Licorice International.

You can view all of the gingerbread houses at this link.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jennifer Schmidt Wins Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Jennifer Schmidt, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of December 12th. Jennifer entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop in Lincoln's Haymarket district or online at LicoriceInternational.com

Click here to enter the contest.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gina Pagano Wins $15 Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Gina Pagano, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of December 5th. Gina entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop in Lincoln's Haymarket district or online at LicoriceInternational.com

Click here to enter the contest.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Marshia Grant Wins Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Marshia Grant, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of November 28th.  Marshia entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at http://www.licoriceinternational.com/.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Licorice International Awards $15 Gift Card to Michael Cappabianca

Congratulations to Michael Cappabianca, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of November 21st.  Michael entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at http://www.licoriceinternational.com/.

Click here to enter the contest now.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congratulations to Amy Rakauski Mericle. You Won $15.00 from Licorice International.

Each week Licorice International awards one of our Facebook fans a gift card valued at $15.00.  Amy Rakauski Mericle is the winner for the week of November 14th.

Amy entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate to be used in our shop or online at www.LicoriceInternational.com.

Click this link to enter the contest now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

For the Love of Licorice Now Available at Amazon.com


Several years ago, Licorice International sponsored a Licorice Memories contest. We received hundreds of lovely, heartwarming, funny and romantic essays, all centered on this sweet, sticky, licorice-flavored candy. Now you can read these stories using the Kindle application available for free online. 

The book is available through Amazon.com.

Click here to order it now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Licorice Candy Coal Available Now


Surprise someone special with this old-fashioned stocking stuffer, nuggets of licorice "coal" candy. This bright red box of "Coal Candy" comes with a souvenir hammer and reads: "Fuel For Energy" Pure Wholesome Licorice Hard Candy. The black nuggets are shaped like real coal and are flavored with genuine licorice paste.  Click here to order a box today.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Becky Rock Wins $15.00 Licorice International Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Becky Rock, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Becky has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Register Now for Licorice International's Gingerbread House Contest



Licorice International's Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist will held Monday, December 5th through Friday, December 16th. An Open House  will be held on Friday night, December 16th.  A panel of independent judges, including radio celebrity chef, Judy a la Carte will select the winning creations.

There is no entry fee for the contest; however, participants must register by November 26th at Licorice International.

A complete list of rules is available at the store. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, adults and children under 13. For more information, call (402) 488-2230 or email licoricenews@licoriceinternational.com

Photo: Hannah Becker's 2010 prize winning entry "Temporary Elegance" is based on her childhood dollhouse. For more photos from the first gingerbread house contest click here.

Monday, October 31, 2011

No Tricks, Just Treats. Judy Mischke Wins Licorice Facebook Contest.

Congratulations to Judy Mischke, winner of the weekly Facebook contest, for the week of October 31st. Judy has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to Autumn Northcutt, Winner of the Weekly Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Autumn Northcutt, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Autumn has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chandler Tyrrell Wins Weekly Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Chandler Tyrrell, winner of the weekly Facebook contest. Chandler has received a $15.00 gift certificate to be used at Licorice International.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Katie Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska Wins Licorice Gift Card on Facebook

Congratulations to Katie Miller, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of October 10th. Katie entered our contest and won a $15.00 gift certificate. You can be a winner, too. Click on the link and enter today.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chocolate-covered Licorice Is Back in Stock.

If you like licorice you will definitely love our variety of chocolate-covered licorice. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Giveaway Available Now

Molly Loves Candy is a gluten-free, low-sugar treat, made from all natural ingredients. It comes in four flavors: raspberry, mixed berry, lemon and licorice.

When you place an order of any size through October 31st, you will automatically receive a package that includes one individually wrapped, heart-shaped piece of each flavor.

The sample package will be included FREE in your order and will be shipped to the mailing address. There is no minimum order requirement.

Molly Loves Candy is a small, family-owned candy maker in Arlington, Washington. The candies are handcrafted and made with only the finest ingredients.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate. You Can Be a Winner, Too.

Congratulations to April McFarling Segura, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of October 3rd.  April has been awarded a $15 Gift Card. Click here enter the contest today for your chance to win.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Licorice Gift Certificate Awarded to Facebook Fan

Congratulations to Michelle Eastty, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 26th. Michelle has been awarded a $15 Gift Card. Click here enter the contest today for your chance to win.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Licorice International Named Retail Pioneer by the Nebraska Retail Federtion

Licorice International received one of the top awards for 2011 from the Nebraska Retail Federation at the group's annual awards banquet.  President Jim Otto said: "The board was impressed with how Licorice International really is a pioneer in retail marketing and perfectly named as they excel in marketing licorice internationally from right here in Lincoln."

Photo: Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy and Licorice International partner, Ardith Stuertz, display the beautiful wooden plaque awarded to Licorice International at the 2011 Nebraska Retail Federation banquet. To their right are Miller Derr, Chairman of the Nebraska Retail Federtion and the Manager of JC Penney at Westroads in Omaha and Ted Harris, Treasurer of Nebraska Retail Federation and Manager of Oak View Mall in Omaha. 

Jessica Pieper Wins Licorice Contest on Facebook

Congratulations to Jessica Pieper, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 19th. Jessica has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, Click here to enter the contest now.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Licorice International Fan Wins Gift Certificate on Facebook

Congratulations to Kristen Blankley, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 12th. Kristen has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate to Licorice International

Congratulations to Lulu Hoeller, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of September 5th.  Lulu has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogger Loves Licorice. Read Review and Enter Giveaway Now.

Click here to read a great review of Licorice International's products and enter to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Licorice Tasting Guide Available

Click here for a guide to help you navigate through the various tastes and textures of licorice from around the world.

What's the difference between red and black licorice, besides color?

This article appeared on Boston.com on August 29, 2011 and was written by Northeastern University physicist John Swain. E-mail questions to drknowledge@globe.com or write to Dr. Knowledge, c/o The Boston Globe, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819.

Real licorice, which is in black licorice candy, is made from the roots of the licorice plant, which can also be spelled liquorice.

Red licorice isn’t really licorice at all, except in name. It’s just a red candy, which can be made with many different flavorings, including strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and cinnamon.

Despite similarities in taste, licorice is not related to anise or fennel.

American, Chinese, and European varieties of the licorice plant are all slightly different but have many similarities.

Each variety is a legume. Each produces a compound in its roots called anethole, which gives black licorice its distinctive flavor. Each also produces a compound called glycyrrhizin, a substance that is 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar.

Glycyrrhizin can have negative physiological effects, including raising blood pressure and causing water retention, so it’s a good idea to exercise some care in eating licorice, especially people with heart problems, who might want to consider having a chat with a doctor if they eat a lot of it.

Licorice root, which can be chewed for its taste and sweetness, is an integral part of Chinese cuisine and traditional Chinese medicine.

If you are fond of licorice candies, you might want to be aware that the ingredients used to make them can vary. European candies, for example, often are flavored with aniseed oil and may contain very little substance from licorice plants.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15.00 Gift Certificate. Enter to Win.

Congratulations to Laura Beach, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 29th.  Laura has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hallie Coletta Wins Licorice International Facebook Contest

Congratulations to Hallie Coletta, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 22nd. Hallie has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, Click here to enter the contest now.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Licorice International Gets a Friendly Shoutout in Family Circle Magazine

Licorice International received national attention in the September 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

Thanks to Vicki Clarke, Lincoln, Nebraska was featured in the current issue of the magazine. Vicki mentioned several wonderful aspects of the city and included Licorice International as top spot for friendly snacks.

Here's what she said about Licorice International: "The kids like to get snacks from Licorice International, which offers more than 150 types from 12 countries. It's our favorite part of town--we love that the past and present of Lincoln mingle in such a family-friendly atmosphere."

Click here to read Vicki's article about Lincoln, Nebraska.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins Licorice Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Deidi Mogensen Parker, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of August 8th. Deidi has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Licorice Allsorts from New Zealand Free with Your Order Now

August Licorice Giveway

Orange . . . kiwi . . . banana . . . and cherry. Yum! 
 
This delicious assortment of licorice layered with fruit-flavored confections from New Zealand are yours absolutely FREE with your order of any size during August. (No minimum
required.)
 
That's right. When you place an order of any size, we will include a FREE generous (6 pieces) sample package of these delightful confections.
 
Each piece is the size of a petit four, which is just perfect for a dessert tray.
 
Your FREE PACKAGE will be automatically included with your order. The FREE PACKAGE of RJs Licorice Allsorts will be sent to the shipping address.
 
If you are sending a gift, the FREE SAMPLE PACKAGE will be sent to the gift recipient.
 
RJ's Licorice Allsorts are being offered at a 25% discount through the month of August. Click here to order now.
 
 
 

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Monday, July 25, 2011

More News About the Burglary at Licorice International

If you've been following the story about the robbery at Licorice International, you'll be happy to know that it was a tub of our licorice that connected the burglar with the theft at our shop. Click the link to read the newspaper article and to see who this guy is.
Take a look at the guy who buglarized Licorice Interantional.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Police Arrest Lincoln Man in Haymarket Burglary

Wow! That was fast work on the part of the Lincoln Police Department. They tracked down the man who burglarized Licorice International late Tuesday night. Click this link to see Officer Katie Flood reporting on the apprehension.
http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/LPD_Three_Business_in_the_Haymarket_Burglarized__125883373.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Licorice Ladies Love Their Licorice Necklaces

 
Elizabeth and Ardith received a surpise package in the mail this week, matching Licorice Allsorts necklaces handmade in the UK by Scrummy Land. The necklaces are the perfect accessory for a licorice lover. Special thanks to Annie for thinking of us.
 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Facebook Fan Wins $15 Gift Certificate for Licorice

Congratulations to Laura Coalman, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of July 11th. Laura has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Licorice Is Always in Fashion

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Eduardo Torres created this stunning dress using nine pounds of shoestring licorice.

Did you guess that the dress above was made out of licorice?!?!?!  Susan Lazear, Professor of Fashion at San Diego's Mesa College and founder of Cochemille Design challenged a group of designers to "use things we look at every day but don't see as fashion."

According to Visions Art Musuem, Summer 2011, designer Eduardo Torres, responded to the challenge to use nontraditional materials, by selecting black string licoirce. He conducted numerous searches on the internet and rejected idea after idea because it had been done. He used nine pounds of licorice in the creation of this dress.

Whether you want to wear it or eat it, you can buy shoestring licorice in red and black at Licorice International

Special thanks to Nancy Davenport who shared this story with us.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Check Out Our July Licorice Giveaway

The folks are Kenny's candy, manufacturers of Wiley Wallaby, were kind enough to give us mini packs (2 ounces) of their Australian style gourmet red licorice.  We're including a pack with every order that we send out in July. Check it out now.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Congratulations to the Licorice International Facebook Winner

Congratulations to Kim Tatum, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of July 4th. Kim has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Licorice Is So Much Fun

This video covers the entire history of licorice in less than two minutes. Interesting and amusing. Check it out and then click here to purchase RJs natural licorice from New Zealand, one of my all-time favorites.

Making Red Licorice Treats and Gummy Worms

Ever wonder how they make red licorice?  This video shows the manufacturing process for red licorice and gummy worms.

Summertime at Licorice International

Squeeze a little licorice into your summertime. Licorice is the ideal sweet treat for summertime because it doesn't melt and is always refreshing.

We're celebrating summer here at the Licorice International retail shop in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you're in the area, stop by for free samples.

For more photos, see our Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Love Licorice? Stock Up with FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35 or More Through July 4th

Now is the time to stock up on all your favorites. Order at least $35 in licorice and other treats and we'll ship to you FREE. Offer applies only to the continental United States. (This offer does not apply to Hawaii or Alaska). Click here to order now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Save 20% on Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Black or Red Licorice Through June 30th.

From now though June 30 you can save 20% on Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Black or Red Licorice at Licorice International. You'll love the texture and taste of this gourmet American-made licorice. The black licorice is made with both licorice extract and anise oil for that perfect taste. The red licorice has a soft texture and flavor that everyone will enjoy.

Order yours today from Licorice International.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Licorice Wins Taste Test

An article in the Detroit News reported the results of a fun taste test. Six taste panelists tasted six different kinds of licorice that were available in the Detroit area. Their favorite? Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Licorice by Kenny's. Here are their comments:


  • Best of the bunch! 
  • Very nice. 
  • Good chew and a nice flavor. 
  • Shiny rope twists that are very thick. 
  • Not sticky. 
  • Soft homemade taste. 
  • Strong flavor

Now you can taste Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Licorice when you place on order of any size at Licorice International. A small sample package will be sent with every online order. 


You can also purchase a large package here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Licorice International Weekly Winner

Congratulations to Tim Mittan, winner of the Licorice International Facebook contest for the week of June 13th. Tim has been awarded a $15 gift certificate. Be sure to enter the contest now. To enter, click on the Win $15 Gift Card tab on the left-hand side of the Licorice International Facebook page.

To enter the contest, visit  Licorice International Facebook Page

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Don't Forget to Buy Licorice for your Dad for Father's Day

Father's Day is June 19th. Why not treat yourself to the licorice of your childhood memories and the sweet, salty, chewy, soft and sugar-free licorice of today from Licorice International? Order from Licorice International online by Monday, June 13th at noon to ensure delivery in time for Father's Day.  Or, if you live near Lincoln, Nebraska, stop by their retail store at 8th and Q Streets in Lincoln. Free samples available.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Free Australian Style Licorice with Every Order in June

Place an order of any size at Licorice International in June and we'll send you a FREE sample package of the Wiley Wallaby Australian-Style Licorice Twists.
Wiley Wallaby is "Soft"!
Wiley Wallaby is "Chewy"!
Wiley Wallaby is Full of Flavor and Delicious!

Wiley Wallaby Gourmet Black is an Australian Style Soft Gourmet Liquorice that everyone will enjoy!Each piece is approximately 5/8" in diameter and 2" in length.We will send a 2 oz. package of Wiley Wallaby black licorice twists with your order of any size at no extra charge. (You will receive mini version of the regular size package.)

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.)

Click here to order

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Surprise Your Dad with Licorice Gifts for Father's Day

Does your dad love licorice like you do?  Surprise him with a gift of licorice from Licorice International.  Order by noon on Monday, June 13th to ensure delivery by Father's Day.

If your father isn't a licorice fan, check out some of the other gourmet treats Licorice International offers.

The Licorice Lady on Father's Day:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet the Licorice Ladies, owners of Licorice International

The Licorice Ladies have the best job ever! They get to give out free samples of licorice all day long. They own Licorice International, the largest specialty retailer of imported licorice in the United States. Here they are in an ad featured on local TV stations in Lincoln, Nebraska:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Licorice International Partners With Lincoln Library Adult Summer Reading Program

Lincolnites - Have you heard about the Adult Summer Reading program at Lincoln City Libraries? There's no reason to let the kids have all the fun.  Join the Adult Summer Reading Program, read books and earn some great prizes.
This summer, Licorice International is partnering with the Adult Summer Reading Program. Every adult who registers for the program will receive a "Licorice Buck" good for $1 toward licorice or other treats at the Licorice International Retail Store, located at 801 Q Street in the Haymarket. Plus, the first 500 to complete the program will receive a Licorice International "Buy One Get One Free" coupon, good for up to $5.

The 2011 Summer Reading Program starts June 1. Here's how to participate:
  • Register at any Lincoln library.
  • Read four books between June 1 and July 31. For each book read, fill out an entry form available at the library, turn it in, and get your booklet stamped by library staff — each form turned in gives you one chance at your local branch's Book Lover's Bag drawing at the end of the summer!
  • After reading four books, complete the evaluation form in your booklet, and turn it in to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.
  • After you have read four books and turned in your evaluation for the Grand Prize drawing, continue to read and submit additional entry forms for the Book Lover's Bag branch drawings.
See you at Lincoln City Libraries and Licorice International this summer!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Get Your Passport and Be a Tourist in Lincoln. Visit Licorice International. Win Prizes.

The Telephone Museum is one of the places to visit
What do the Lincoln Children's Zoo, Wunder Rosa Winery, and Licorice International have in common? They're all places Lincolnites can visit as part of Discover Lincoln this summer. The Lincoln Convention and Visitor's Bureau is encouraging Lincolnites to "be a tourist in your own hometown" by visiting 25 places of interest. Have you ever learned about the history of quilts at the International Quilt Study Center, tasted ethnic food at Celebrate Lincoln, relaxed under the stars while listening to the Lincoln Munipal Band play at Antelope Park, or--most importantly--sampled great licorice and other treats from around the world at Licorice International? This summer, you have the opportunity to do just that.

To "be a tourist," simply stop by Licorice International at 803 Q Street in Lincoln and pick up your "passport" brochure.  (Be sure to get a stamp from Licorice International while there.) Then gather as many stamps as you can from the 25 sites on the brochure. Drop off or mail your passport to the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau by August 15 to qualify for a prize drawing. There's also a great photo contest you can enter.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oatfield's Creamy Licorice Toffee from Ireland is Back!

Oatfield's Creamy Licorice Toffee, an  Irish treat, is back!  It's long been a favorite of Licorice International customers.  There's something about the flavors of toffee and licorice that appeals to everyone, even those who think they don't like licorice.  And the creamy texture is easy to eat, giving satisfaction without being too chewy.  Try some today.  Click here to order. And enjoy the world's best licorice.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free in May: Chocolate Covered Kookaburra Strawberry Licorice

Want to try a unique kind of licorice? Place an order of any size with Licorice International by May 31st and you'll receive a FREE sample pack (4 pieces) of Chocolate Covered Kookaburra Strawberry Licorice. (No minimum required.)

Strawberry Licorice from Australia is drenched with a rich coating of milk chocolate. The combination of chewy strawberry and delicious chocolate produces an incredible flavor sensation.

Click here to order. And treat yourself to the world’s best licorice.

Sending a gift? Your sample package is automatically included with the order so the gift recipient receives the sample package.

Offer applies to INTERNET AND PHONE ORDERS ONLY. Does not apply to shop purchases.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Licorice Commercial

Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Licorice really packs a Wallop.  Be careful when you eat it.  Watch this commercial to see what may happen!
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You can buy Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Red Licorice or Black Licorice through Licorice International.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Licorice Gifts for Mother's Day

Is your mother a licorice lover?  Consider giving her a special gift of licorice from Licorice International for Mother's Day. Licorice International offers licorice gift baskets and licorice samplers.  You can even build your own gift basket for only $15. In addition to lots of great candy, you can choose a licorice puzzle or even homemade licorice soap.

See all of our gift ideas here.  Be sure to order by noon on Monday, May 2, to ensure delivery by Mother's Day.

For a gift that keeps giving all year long, consider enrolling your mother in the Licorice of the Month Club.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Age Mama Reviews Licorice on her Blog- Plus a Giveaway

New Age Mama, a popular blogger, recently reviewed two Licorice International products on her blog: Bridge Mix and Cherry Chews. She was excited to find Licorice International, because many of their products are made with natural ingredients and are gluten free.

In honor of Mother's Day, New Age Mama is giving away a $15 gift certficiate to Licorice International to one lucky winner. For details on how you can enter, see her blog entry: Licorice International Review and Mother's Day Giveaway. (Click to view).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Licorice and Other Treats for Easter






Tired of the "same old-same old" in your Easter basket? This year, let the Easter bunny bring a surprise: Licorice and other treats from Licorice International.

In order to receive your candy in time for Easter, please order by noon on Monday, April 18th.


You can fill the basket with your favorite licorice, but keeping with the Easter theme: we especially recommend the following:



Sour Stars: Kids love sour things. There's something thrilling about biting into a sugar-coated sour candy. Sour stars are a big hit with kids, plus the bright colors remind you of spring flowers and new life. They're gluten free too.


Mini Pastels: These pretty little candies are the perfect Easter treat for a licorice lover. Mini pastels have a sweet candy coating over a delicate licorice. They look great in an Easter egg or in a bowl or basket.


Ultimate Licorice Jelly Beans: Do you always pick out the black jelly beans? Save yourself the trouble and buy these pectin licorice jelly beans. We all agree that the black ones are the best, so why other with the others? These special jelly beans are made by Gimbals and are Kosher, nut free, transfat free, gelatin free, gluten free, dairy free, and egg free. Plus they taste terrific. No wonder they're the Ultimate Licorice Jelly Beans.




Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Team-Building Activity at Licorice International

Are you looking for a fun activity for your club or group? Here's an idea: Take a Taste 'n Tour at Licorice International.

That's what this group of coworkers from the Patient Financial Services/Accounting department at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska did as a team-building exercise.

Elizabeth shared a bit of the history of the business with a look behind the scenes at the internet fulfillment area. Ardith gave lots of samples and took photos.

What a brave group! They all tried black licorice and from the purchases they made, I think they liked it.

From left to right: Amanda, Barb, Nancy, Tara and Cherise.

To schedule a Taste 'n Tour for your group, please contact Elizabeth at 402.488.2230.

Licorice International Supports Life

Licorice International supports life as the most basic right. Please join us in protecting the unborn.

Vital Signs: Kay Orr Asks for Your Help in Passing a Parental C...: "This year, we have a great opportunity here in Nebraska to protect the health and welfare of minors by requiring that every minor seeking an..."

What Kind of People Like Black Licorice? Red Licorice?

Do you prefer black licorice or red licorice? Have you ever wondered what that says about your personality?

According to a survey done by the American Licorice Company, people who prefer red licorice see themselves as sensible, practical, and down-to-earth. They tend to be more pragmatic and conservative, and they like to have things planned as opposed to leaving things to chance.

Black licorice fans consider themselves more wild and crazy. They like spontaneity and the thrill of adventure and are more likely to be outspoken, freely share their opinions with others and often fell as though they're going a million miles an hour.

What do you think? Does your personality match the kind of licorice you prefer?  You can take the survey here.

Source: Licorice Personality Results Released for National Licorice Day

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Licorice Day Fun

A very special thank you to the many friends who visited the Licorice International retail store in Lincoln, Nebraska, to celebrate National Licorice Day on Tuesday, April 12th.

Nearly 100 licorice lovers enjoyed free licorice samples, Stash licorice spice tea, licorice-flavored coffee and pecan preserves.

As a special gift to our local customers, we offered a Groupon ($10 worth of product for $5.) Wow! We sold all 750 Groupons before 2 p.m. Thanks, licorice lovers!

Finally, a dear friend personally delivered a beautiful spring bouquet to the Licorice Ladies. (Thanks, Doug.)
Elizabeth with the flowers

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Look for the Licorice Ladies on TV Tomorrow

The Licorice Ladies will be interviewed on the KLKN TV (Channel 8) midday forum with Brittany Jeffers and Luke Dorris on Friday, April 8th, between 11:45 a.m. and noon. Be sure to tune to Channel 8 and learn more about how Licorice International got started and how we plan to celebrate National Licorice Day.

Free Licorice Snaps with any order at Licorice International

Remember Licorice Snaps? With their hollow centers and bright pastel colors, these popular licorice candies are an old-fashioned favorite.  Now you can sample Licorice Snaps for free.

Place an order of any size at Licorice International by April 30 and you'll receive a FREE sample pack (1.1 oz.) of the Original Licorice Snaps made by the American Licorice Company. (No minimum required.)

Licorice International offers the Original Licorice Snaps whose formula has remain unchanged for more than seventy five (75) years.

Click here to shop at Licorice International.

Here's an idea: String Licorice Snaps onto Black Licorice Laces or Red Licorice Laces to make a fun necklace.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Get National Licorice Day Discount at Licorice International

NATIONAL LICORICE DAY OFFER

Save 10% on your order at Licorice International through April 15th.

Use this code at checkout

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Discount applies to products only. Free UPS Shipping applies to orders totaling $100 after discount.

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Note: Discount does not apply to Licorice Clubs, Gift Certificates or Treats for the Troops. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts and does not apply to previous orders.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tiny Candy Chips from Italy in Licorice, Mint and Fruit Flavors

Looking for a tiny sweet treat? Candy Chips from Italy give you a burst of flavor without adding a lot of calories (or guilt). Carry them in your purse or pocket for a quick treat anywhere.

Amarelli Sugar Free Chips are firm, but chewy licorice candies with just a hint of menthol. Flavored with malitol and individually wrapped.

Chips by Chipurnoi are hard candies with a strong licorice and menthol flavor. Great for sore throats. Each chip has only 2.5 calories.

Fruit Flavored Chips come in variety of fruit flavors such as lemon, lime, cherry, orange, and berry and are mentholated. Also can be used to give relief for sore throats.

Glitterati Mint Medley chips come in six scrumptious mint flavors: butter-mint, vanilla-mint, chocolate-mint and cinnamon-mint, peppermint and the Chipurnoi signature mint. Great to carry along to freshen your breath anywhere. Each piece has just three calories.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

National Licorice Day Coming April 12

Did you know there's a holiday dedicated to Licorice?  That's right, National Licorice day is April 12th. It's not too early to plan.  Here are some ideas:


Be sure to visit Licorice International for all your licorice needs. Order soon to ensure that you will get your licorice by National Licorice Day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Licorice Lover Listed in List of Top Chocolatier Blogs

Everyone loves chocolate. (And of course, the best way to eat chocolate is paired with licorice in a sweet treat such as Chocolate Licorice Lentils or our popular Kookaburra varieites: Chocolate Covered Black Licorice or Chocolate Covered Strawberry Licorice.)

Our Licorice Lover Blog was recently mentioned in The Top 50 Chocolatier Blogs, listed in the Education Degrees Blog. We were mentioned as one of the Top Chocolatier Candy Blogs, along with blogs such as Candy Blog and Candy Addict. Here's what the reviewer said about Licorice Lover:
If licorice is your candy, this is your blog. The LL is obsessed with the candy and even features poems dedicated to it. There are also reviews of the best and worst licorice.
You can read the entire post here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Save 10 percent on your order with Licorice International

Now through March 31: Save 10 percent when you order on-line at Licorice International.  Simply go to the Licorice International website, place your order and use the code MARCH10 at checkout.  Enjoy the world's best licorice at Licorice International, which features over 160 varieties of black licorice, red licorice and other gourmet candy from 12 different countries.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two Classy Chics Review and Give Away Red Licorice from Licorice International

Chris, a product review blogger, recently reviewed red licorice from Licorice International for the blog, "Two Classy Chics." Although she isn't a fan of black licorice, one of her favorite candies is red licorice. It took her a long time to do the review because it took her forever to choose which kind of licorice to review. (With over 160 varieties from 12 countries, it's easy to see why.)

She finally settled on the following:
Red Licorice Sampler (which includes Kookaburra Strawberry and Raspberry Twists from Australia, Cherry Chews and Red Scotties from the United States).

She's offering a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Licorice International.

Read her blog post here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

For a Limited Time: Get Gourmet Red Licorice for only $2 a bag

Now for a limited time, you can get Kenny's Australian Style Gourmet Red Licorice for only $2.00 per 7.05 oz. bag.  That's half price!  You'll love this soft and chewy red licorice.  Click here to order.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Creamy English Toffees are Back - and They're on Sale!

If you love the soft, chewy taste of creamy toffee, you'll love these.  No licorice in these, but lots of good toffee flavor. And for a limited time, you can get them for 50 cents off.

Click here to order.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Free Pontefract Cakes with Every Order

Pontefract cakes have a long history in England. Though they're called "cakes," they're actually soft, chewy, disk-shaped candies about the size of a quarter, packed with rich licorice flavor. They were first created as a medicine for stomach ailments and coughs. When sugar was added to them in 1760 they became immensely popular and a delightful new confection was born!  Potefract cakes have inspired an annual festival, and even a poem entitled "The Licorice Fields at Pontefract" (by Sir John Bentjeman).

Now you can taste Pontefract Cakes for free. Place an order of any size at Licorice International by March 31st and you'll receive a FREE sample package of Pontefract Cakes from England.

The free sample will be automatically included with your package. If you send a gift, the recipient receives the sample packages. Offer applies to INTERNET AND PHONE ORDERS ONLY. Does not apply to shop purchases. (When you stop by the shop, we'll give you as many samples as you care to try.)

Click here to shop at Licorice International and receive your free sample package of Pontefract Cakes

Friday, March 4, 2011

For a Limited Time: Irish Creamy Licorice Toffee and Irish Potato Candy: Order now for St. Patrick's Day!

Now for a limited time, you can get two awesome St. Patrick's Day favorites.


Made in Ireland, this chewy delight has become a favorite at St. Patrick's Day.  The combination of licorice and toffee will delight anyone, even those who aren't big fans of black licorice.  The soft, chewy texture has a great mouth feel. Similar to Callard & Bowser licorice toffee. Order some Creamy Licorice Toffee here.


These extraordinary treats originated in Philadelphia a hundred years ago. They're not potatoes, and they're not really from Ireland, but they've become a favorite St. Patrick's Day treat because they look like mini-potatotes from Ireland. You'll love the creamy coconut flavor coated with cinnamon.  Excellent to serve at a St. Patrick's Day party. Order your Irish Potato Candy here.

Monday, February 28, 2011

New! Fox's Glacier Dark Licorice from Licorice International

Fox's Glacier Dark Licorice and Anise candies have long been favorites in England. These hard candies combine the similar tastes of licorice and anise and are based on an old recipe for Army & Navy sweets.  (Army & Navy is a traditional hard boiled, lozenge-shaped candy, flavored with licorice and herbs and used to soothe the throat.) Fox’s Glacier Dark are equally delicious, rich in taste, hard, and long-lasting.

And now they're available from your favorite source for licorice from around the world: Licorice International. No need to pay international shipping to taste this unique treat. To order Fox's Glacier Dark, click here.

Fox's Glacier Dark candies are individually wrapped and contain no artificial colors.

Licorice International Now Offers Both PayPal and Google Checkout

Licorice International now gives you more choices when you order with them. It's always been easy, convenient and safe to order the world's best licorice. Now, besides credit, you may also choose PayPal or Google Checkout. Many people prefer the convenience of Google Checkout or PayPal when placing an order.  Simply click on the link for PayPal or Google Checkout when you check out at the Licorice International website. You may still use a credit card, check or money order, if you prefer. Click here to shop at Licorice International now, where you can choose from hundreds of kinds of licorice from all over the world.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Edible Necklace for Mardi Gras or Just for Fun

Here's a great idea for Mardi Gras, or anytime: Create an edible necklace out of Black Licorice Laces and Old Fashioned Snaps, both available from Licorice International.

Each section of Black Licorice Laces is just the correct length for a necklace, and the Snaps work perfectly for beads.

Simply string the Snaps on a piece of Black Licorice Lace just as you would a necklace. If the licorice doesn't fit in a Snap, simply make the hole bigger by inserting a skewer and/or squeezing the Snap between your fingers. You can put the beads on using a pattern, as I did in my example, or use random colors. You may want to personalize it by adding colored miniature marshmallows or ring-shaped cereal or candy.

When you've finished stringing the Snaps on the Laces, simply tie the two ends together with a simple knot, just as you would with a balloon. Reinforce with another knot. Pull the ends tight, but be careful not to tear the Laces.





Then get ready to enjoy Mardi Gras!

"Thanks for the licorice" from troops in Afghanistan

Packages of licorice are encouraging the troops in Afghanistan.  Through Licorice International's unique program called "Treats for the Troops," licorice lovers can send a shipment of Kenny's Licorice Twists to men and women serving in the Armed Forces. For more information on the program, click here.

We recently received a thank you from troops in Afghanistan, including these great photos of soldiers enjoying licorice:

Dear Licorice Ladies,
I want to thank you for taking the time to send some licorice to my soldiers here in Afghanistan. As you can see the licorice brought a smile to every soldiers face that received the licorice. You ladies are great Americans who support and remember that daily our soldiers sacrifice their lives, bodies, and time with their families to keep our borders safe and secure. These particular soldiers that you see in the pictures are doctors, nurses, or medics that care for the wounded soldiers at our Forward Surgical Support hospital. They will work for hours on end to ensure that the wounded are take care of and that they receive the best care possible. God bless each and every one of you who contributed to sending the licorice and most importantly letting the soldiers know that Americans love them enough to take time out of their day to support them. God Bless!
Chaplain (CPT) Ice, Timothy of 426 Brigade Support Battalion of the 101st screaming eagles.


 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Now you get TWO free gifts: Red Hot Cinnamon Dollars and Irish Potato Candy

Now through February 28, you have a special opportunity. Place an order of any size at Licorice International by February 28th and we'll include a TWO FREE sample packages: Red Hot Cinnamon Dollars and Irish Potato Candy.


The Red Hot Cinnamon Dollars are a soft, chewy round with a mildly spicy cinnamon flavor.The size of a dime and a quarter of an inch thick, these Red Hot Cinnamon Dollars, will bring back memories of good, old-fashioned summertime picnics and nights at the drive-in theater.

Irish Potatoes are macaroon and coconut flavored buttercream nuggets dusted with cinnamon. These extraordinary treats are available only thru St. Patrick's Day (March 17th).

The two FREE SAMPLE PACKAGES will be automatically included with your package. If you send a gift, the recipient receives the sample packages.

Offer applies to INTERNET AND PHONE ORDERS ONLY. Does not apply to shop purchases. (When you stop by the shop, we'll give you as many samples as you care to try.)

Click here to order.

Monday, February 14, 2011

President's Day Candy? Black Licorice Jelly Beans, of Course

Here's a great way to celebrate Father's Day: Eat some black licorice jelly beans. President Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans. He always kept a jar on his desk and often gave jelly beans as gifts. His favorite kind was black licorice.

This President's Day, in honor of President Reagan, taste some pectin licorice jelly beans made by Gimbals, available from Licorice International. Click here to order a half pound package. If you want to stock up, click here to order a five-pound bag.