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Host A Licorice Themed High Tea Party
A Little History  Licorice has not always been a delightful candy for our enjoyment. However, it has always been used for better health. It comes from the licorice plant, and its roots were first discovered to have medicinal qualities back...
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Licorice Birthday Gifts For The Licorice Lovers In Your Life
Licorice Lovers Unite!   Who doesn't love or know someone that loves licorice? And these days it isn't just red or black licorice, but a rainbow of flavors, types, and shapes to tantalize even the most discriminating palates. Licorice gift baskets...
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Your Road Trip Snack List Is as Important As Your Trip Itinerary
By Willie Shaw "How much longer till we get there?" my son asked. "Let’s see… we have about six hours left," my wife replied to our five-year-old while also trying to quiet our two-year-old son. With all the commotion behind...
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The Most Popular Candies: Then and Now
By Jeffrey Totey While it’s true that chocolate never really goes out of style, the popularity of different types of candy has shifted over the years. What was super popular one year can become hard to find the next. For...
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Famous People Who Love Licorice
Who are the people eating licorice? Candy lovers on Reddit ask that same question again and again. They want to know who's fallen for this scrumptious traditional treat. There's even a mosaic artist, San Francisco-based Jason Mecier, who creates celebrity...
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What Is Licorice Root?
 Chances are that when you're enjoying your black licorice treats, you're enjoying its aromatic flavor and chewy texture - not wondering where the flavor comes from. But what is licorice root? Licorice root comes from the licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra....
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Why Licorice Gifts are the Best Food Gifts
Giving gifts helps you demonstrate your appreciation for the people in your life. Taking the time to find the right gift can be a lot of fun, but it can be challenging if you don't know the person well or...
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The Delicious History of Licorice
By Jeanette Hurt Licorice may be one of the modern world’s most popular confections, so it may not be surprising that it boasts a deliciously ancient history. The earliest references to the licorice root—Glycyrrhiza glabra—date all the way back to 2300...
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What Are You Doing This Father’s Day? Make It a Movie Night
By Nate Day When it comes to holidays, most people prepare themselves with a “What’s in it for me?” mindset. Most holidays involve getting gifts or attention—but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to spend the time! Doing the...
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Learn About the Different Types of Licorice
Licorice comes in so many shapes, sizes, and textures. Dutch, Finnish, Australian; licorice ropes, twists, coins, and novelty shapes like dogs, cats, and pretzels - where do you even start? Then there's black licorice, red licorice, salty, and sour licorice....
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Licorice Sweets vs. Chocolate Sweets: Who’s Better?
Both licorice and chocolate have their die-hard fans, but how can you determine - objectively - which one is better? Is it which has been famous the longest? Which people spend the most money on every year? Taste and mouthfeel...
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What Does Black Licorice Taste Like?
How do you describe the taste of black licorice to someone who's never tried it before? Or to a friend whose only experience with the treat was the black jelly beans at the bottom of their Easter basket as a...
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Licorice: The Perfect Graduation Gifts For Her & Him!
Graduation season is almost here again. If you're thinking about ways to celebrate your graduate, consider a licorice gift for him or her.  Hear us out. Whether they're graduating from high school or college, your grad is taking another step...
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The History of Licorice in Australia
A quick internet search for "licorice history" finds much of the same information about licorice's storied history beginning with its medicinal uses in Ancient China.We also know that large quantities of licorice were uncovered in the tomb of King Tut...
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The Sweet Traditions of Mother's Day
There are so many beloved traditions surrounding Mother’s Day, and I love that they’re old-fashioned and haven’t changed much over time, despite technology. It’s a beautiful way to honor the legacy of the women who came before us generations ago.
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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Licorice
The licorice plant is an herbaceous shrub native to western Asia. Though today we know it most commonly as a unique bittersweet candy found in black, red, and every color in between—whose flavor is derived from the licorice root.
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What Is Licorice Made Of?
Licorice lovers all over the world will tell you that what most people call licorice today technically isn't licorice at all. What these delicious licorice treats are made of also varies depending on which country you live in. The flavor...
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National Licorice Day: a day to celebrate your love for licorice!
You hadn't heard that there was a holiday devoted to celebrating licorice? It's all right - we forgive you.  But now that you know April 12th is National Licorice Day, it's time to celebrate your love for licorice!
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Did you know that King Tut loved Licorice?
The life of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tut (also known as Tutankhamun, but let’s stick to King Tut) revealed an incredible amount of information about what royal life was like in Egypt. But most importantly for our purposes, he revealed...
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Licorice: The Surprising Health Benefits
Delicious-check! Fun and exciting-check! Health benefits-check! Licorice really just checks off all the boxes. We love licorice for countless reasons, but something that we are always eager to share is its numerous health benefits.  Licorice root is composed of hundreds...
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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Licorice Obsession
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Licorice Obsession  Napoleon Bonaparte was undoubtedly “bitten by the licorice bug”. According to notes found from Louis Constant Wairy, Napoleon’s personal concierge of 14 years, every morning, Napoleon had licorice flavored with aniseed. In his pocket, he always...
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