Licorice: When you like it hard

Get your mind out of the gutter. NOW.

Reviewed by Matty

September 29, 2014


When you like your CANDIES hard.

What did you think the title referred to? This is a kid-friendly site, yo!

I’d thought out of the gate these little 3/4″ square licorice candies were more for adults.


Yet the kids in my family like these, so maybe I need to throw out my preconceived anise notions.

Here’s the rundown:
– These are small with a rough exterior, probably a sugar coating
– REALly solid. Like so solid that they don’t break down to a even a slightly chewier consistency after sucking on them for 10 minutes. They stay hard as glass.
– Sweet licorice tasting going in, reminding me of the Good n Plenty flavor, but as I suck, the licorice flavor goes deeper, almost nasal-clearing, a little bit like medicine.
– Did I mention they were hard? I don’t think candies get any harder than this.

Sure, these are fine. Reasonably good actually. But they are so straight-forward. No special flavor, or texture. There is no sour surprise nor a chew to give you something to do with your mouth. Maybe use them as a breathe freshener? Or as a morsel to calm your tummy after a heavy meal (licorice is great for that).

Thanks to Candy Direct for sending so many that I can give them away for Halloween through 2025.

Zolli Candy


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