We may be sour, but we know our sweets.

Gustafs Sweet Licorice, Trollendrops, and Licorice Toffee

Through the mass of mediocre licorice, we bring you a mixed bag: one good, one beyond great, and one gross.

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Primrose Candy Assorted Rods

Want a slice of Americana? No? How bout some outstanding hard candies-including retro flavors!

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Cream & Sugar Cream Filled Licorice. Can we start over?

"Itsugar" - the manufacturer of these has an apt name. I would have liked them more if they would go with "Itsflavor" though.

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Katjes Salzige Heringe – Long Overdue

Oh, another licorice review. (Yawn). Except they're just THE BEST BAG OF LICORICE ANYONE CAN BUY.

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Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts

I love licorice, coconut, fruits, and chocolate. Love. But will I love them together? I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT. Together.

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Taveners Blackcurrant & Liquorice

“licorice”?  All these years we’ve been gracefully handling the way the Brits pronounce aluminum...

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Grandma’s Finest Licorice Fruits

Know how I regularly talk about “Grandma Candy”?  It generally requires some variation of hard candy and...

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Rheila Salmiak Gummidrops

Do any among you dabble in the dark arts that is licorice? Then come along, kiddies. We have things to learn.

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Sallos X-Tra Cool

All things people hate (hard candy, licorice, intense mint) in one convenient package!

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Venco Licorice Chalk : School’s In Session Yo.

Get ready to CHALK this up to experience. (taps microphone).......Is this thing on?

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Gustaf’s Dutch Licorice Cats

More quality licorice out of Holland....

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Haribo Goliath : Gigantor Black Licorice From The Champs

This is what standard, basic licorice SHOULD taste like. Usually not so much. But in this case, yes!

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Mentos Lakrits Mint : Licomint

Mint, Licorice, Chew, Repeat, Rinse.

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Sula Lakritz Toffes : Sea Salt Licorice Toffe

Take something old (caramel) and give it something new (licorice) and sprinkle heaven dust (sea salt) on it, and you've got something completely new

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I’ve Seen Hell, My Friends: And It’s Filthy With Spogs

I’m still shuddering.   Recently I contacted Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop in Ireland to get my hands on...

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Halloween Terror Candy – Katjes Black Owls

You'll be cursed for 7 years if you even LOOK at these.

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Trader Joe’s Candy Coated Licorice

Does Good & Plenty have a little competition?

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Diamond in the Rough : Target’s Market Pantry Fruity Twists

What happens when a Target brand candy turns out to be outstanding?

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A Tale of 5 Candies from Ireland

Whoah, Nellie! Your flavors are egads and stuff.

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Katjes Kinder : Little Black Licorice Cats That Don’t Shed

If you claim to like licorice, then you need to have a bag of these on hand at all times. The pinnacle of "emergency candy"

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Katjes Little Harmonies. Harrrible Name.

Real, black salty sweet licorice meets soothing foamy marshmallow. Yin and Yang or train wreck?

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Newman’s Organic Sour Licorice : There’s No Way This Can Be Good

Red "licorice" products almost always suck. Will these be any different? Will they really be sour? Will I ever stop asking questions?

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Haribo Parade : A Parade of Sad Clowns

Haribo knows gummies, and they know sour. Hell, they even know bananas. But do they know licorice?

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Twizzlers Cherry Nibs : Blue Collar Red Licorice

Excuse me, but your nibs smell JUST a bit funky. Just sayin'

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Haribo Sali-Kritz : Good & Plenty the German Way

Last week I reviewed the crappy Outback Beans.  They were a horrible stab at the Good & Fruity concept: candy...

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Outback Beans

We loves us somes licorice. And candy coated? Delight, right?

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Sour Punch Bits Tangerine & Lemonade. They’re Orange At Least.

Tangerine Lemonade. Chewy. Gummy. Sour. These can only be amazing.

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Aussie Style Licorice : Pineapple and Marionberry

Anyone ever heard of a Marionberry? Licorice intrigues me.

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Ingrid’s Candy Shop: Nom nom nom (w/ a Swedish accent)

You only thought Sweden made intensely gorgeous women, and novels about girls with dragon tattoos? Well they gots candy too. Relocation time.

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Haribo Mini Color-Ado : I Bagged ‘em.

Last night I opened up a variety of Haribo I’ve never seen before : Mini Color-Rado.  They’re...

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You’re Welcome : Here’s Bevmo Sour Strawberry Bites

I’m gonna toss all my normal pithy, cute crap to the wayside today folks.  Strictly business. Being in the...

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2010 – The Year that Candy Became Popular

The Top 10 candies of 2010! In case you missed our first take, check out the rehash!

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Darrell Lea and Natural Vines: Licor-esque

Candy is dandy but Licorice is ridicorous.

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I can’t tell you the name of this review, it’s that lame.

This review has nothing to do with showgirls, Vegas, or show tunes.

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Sallos “Extra Stark” Licorice Hard Candy

I wanted these to be great, and while they're not, they're not bad at all.

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Villosa Sallos Black & White Licorice : This Aint Yo Momma’s Good & Plenty!

I used to love Good & Plenty. Now, I'm ruined. These take licorice to the HNL.

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Twizzlers Sweet and Soft Sour Poo Nozzles

Baby poo or zit insides? Either way, not good news.

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Katjes Chile Heringe: Umm …. I f*&^ing LOVE these

Dammit if the Dutch aren't just super right on. They make great licorice. They aren't afraid of really pushing anise. They don't pretend to cater to children. They play to adults. And they use salt. Like all good cooks.

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Ireland – Is There More Than U2, The Name “Rowan” and Guiness???

Here's a first- candy from Ireland. Will it suck, or stay strong like the rest of Europe?

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Grape Vines: They’re Purptastic!

These taste like purple, and it's perfectly logical for today's candy enthusiast to only want authentic, all natural, chardonnay-esque, only organic, non-fructose, raw cane grape candy. I feel you. But personally I love fake grape.

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Red Vines Super Ropes Realize Candy Engineering Yet Enhance Backfat

The iPhone can't make phone calls, but Red Vines are engineering straws? What a world.

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“Twilight” Can Kiss My Ass, And So Can These.

I love Haribo. I love Gummies. I love licorice. Yet I hate myself, why?

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Boys on the Town Talking Tappsy

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UK Sweets – Sherbet Fountain. WTF.

Not ice cream. No water. Think sickly sweet powder and a 30 year old leather shoelace. Sound good to you?

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UK Sweets – Eat A Black, Jack, Do it Again…

Review By : Jonny Last weekend my wife went to Las Cruces, New Mexico to visit her long time friend Kathleen, who...

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