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For those of you who like licorice, there’s a great brand called Licorice Allsorts. Not only does it boast the same great taste you licorice-lovers come to expect and crave, its unique appearance adds to the fun of eating. One bag contains licorice shaped in pink, orange, blue and white cubes and sprinkled spheres.
My very first experience with licorice was a bad one. I tried a string of black licorice when I was in kindergarten and it seemed as if I would never be able to wash that strong taste out of my mouth. That day, my teacher had to coax me with a cherry Blow-pop to calm me down. Ever since then, I have been extremely wary of any type of licorice. When I bravely decided to try Licorice Allsorts, I was pleasantly surprised by not only its welcoming designs and easy-to-eat shapes, but also by the taste. They didn’t taste at all like the black licorice string I first tasted so many years ago.
Licorice dates as far back in history as 5000 years ever since the Chinese first thought that eating licorice root was healthy. It was even found among King Tut’s treasures! Even he was a fan of the chewy confection and found it important enough to be buried with them by his side. I am now a licorice fan. It’s fun to eat and also a great social treat for its fun colors.
Twizzlers are the ageless candy. They are adored by people of all ages. It’s not too sweet so adults still like them, but they are sweet enough for kids to love. They can also be very entertaining and are a great candy for a hot day.
Kids can use them to make fun arts and crafts, while parents can supervise and munch on the extras. It’s a great family activity. And of course if it’s too hot to be outside, they are a great snack for the movies!
The best thing to do with twizzlers is bite the ends off and then use the remaining part as a straw. I used to do that all the time as a kid. It makes almost anything you’re drinking taste even better. It sweetens up water, and complements soda. Adults could even use it to sweeten up their alcoholic beverages. Plus it looks pretty festive in your drink!
Until next time, this is Kandy K…stay sweet!
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