A side note about licorice-- I am a fan!
LOVE the stuff.
I happen to come from a mother who is slightly obsessed by the stuff. No, not Red Vines or any of the other "fake" licorice. The hardcore, black, tough as nails, bitter stuff. I believe the stuff she likes may not even be recreational... I think she's into the "black tar heroine" of licorices actually. Why do I think that? Oh, only because she's not able to buy it in just any store. She has to go to "specialty places". That's right- there are "specialty licorice dealers". Just when you thought you knew everything about licorice, huh?!
Now, while I LOVE black licorice, I'm not into the hardcore stuff.
I do LOVE the salty kind though! YUM!
I also LOVE Licorice Allsorts.
Oh, and Pontefract Cakes... delish!!!
I love black licorice pipes, and laces and wheels too!
HATE black jellybeans though. yuck! shudder shudder
Okay, now onto red licorice...
I HEART Red Vines. LOVE them!
Twizzlers... um, gross!
Oh, one more thing in closing-- a delicious tip! My mom's FAVORITE treat is to eat black licorice with a green apple. It sounds weird, but the combo of the two is divine! So, next time you are eating black licorice, grab a Granny Smith apple and prepare to snack on a most delicious combo of flavors. I swear! Try it!
Hope your Licorice Day was as fun as ours... you celebrated it, right?! :)