Keepin’ it Sweet and Sophisticated With Natural Vines Strawberry LicoriceTuesday, January 25th, 2011 by Becca Droz
Denture Danger: 7
This candy claims to be made with all natural ingredients including wheat flour, cane syrup, sugar, brown rice syrup, palm oil, malic acid, natural strawberry flavor, beet juice (a natural color), glycerin and licorice extract. They contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
The American Licorice Company has “been dedicating ourselves to the pursuit of the preeminent licorice for five generations, since 1914.” The company now satisfies the taste buds of the most sophisticated candy connoisseurs.
At first bite I was not impressed by the taste of this strawberry flavored licorice, it tasted like any low quality red licorice that could be found wrapped in any generic package. A few bite size twists later the candy had won me over and I was double fisting the chewy red globs.
The texture is pleasantly soft and the sweet flavor coats the taste buds with touch of tang.
The idea that this candy is “natural” (whatever that means now-a-days) makes it seem like it is almost healthy to munch down on these bite size pieces and eat as many as your hands can stuff in your mouth before the bag is empty.
With that said, this is a great candy to share, to bring to the movies and reseal for tomorrow night’s sunset with all of your friends who love you because you supply them with candy.