I’ll just lead off with the requisite this isn’t licorice, licorice is only black etc blah blah.
No, this isn’t licorice – it’s LIQUORICE!
I saw these in World Market with Junior, and as per our rule, if we haven’t seen it before and it looks halfway decent, we buy it. I remember clearly saying “oh these are gonna be horrible” as I threw them into our cart.
But I was wrong. So wrong.
yay for the trippy colors and look. But it’s the taste and the chew that makes these outstanding. There’s 5 flavors here : strawberry, blueberry, lemon, cola and green apple. All of them share the sweet cream center, which I’d imagine would be a turn off for me. But it’s the opposite- it’s the SHIT, yo!
They’re super chewy with that classic Twizzlers-esque plastic-y feel on the outside, albeit not quite as plastic like. As you chew it, it gives a bit of resistance and doesn’t break down super quick-but as you’re chewing it, the cream center comes into play, squeezing out and basically getting in on the fun. I really really like these-they’re perfect to eat in a mix, or by themselves. But I found myself hunting these out in my candy jar and folks- I have a LOT of good loose candy in my candy jar, so that’s saying something.
These are a fun, child-like candy that just happen to be tasty as hell. They look badass too in a candy jar, and if you don’t have a candy jar by now…seriously, what the hell are you waiting for? Life is short. Get it.