Licorice Records to Licorice WheelsMonday, August 3rd, 2009 by Becca Droz
Denture Danger: 4
My mom told me about how when she was a kid, every day at lunch time she would line up at Ben’s Market with her friends with a penny in her sweaty palm ready to buy her favorite candy, a licorice record.
The licorice record was a rolled up licorice ribbon that even had the little ridges that a record would have, in the center was a small piece of hard candy. Unfortunately, the candy records as my mom knew them no longer exist, but modern days call for modern measures and we now have Haribo’s licorice wheels (which we could also call licorice CDs or DVDs).
The sweet strawberry flavored red licorice wheel has a hard chewy consistency. It is fun to unwind the wheel and play around with the red licorice rope before chomping down on it. The black licorice wheel, though identical in shape, is different in terms of consistency. The black licorice is a softer, stickier, stretchier candy. In fact, the black licorice wheel looks a lot like a record with huge ridges.
Whether or not you want to revisit the licorice record past, licorice wheels are a fun and delicious candy that everyone can enjoy!