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One Mom's Moxie: Happy National Licorice Day!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy National Licorice Day!!

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Happy National Licorice Day!!!

Did you know that April 12th is National Licorice Day?! For those who didn't know its okay, I only just learned about it myself. I have to say though that I think it's awesome! I personally love licorice; I even like black licorice that most people don't care much for. My all time favorites are Red Vines and Super Ropes. I had the pleasure of having a variety of licorice sent to me from American Licorice. I was given Red Vines, GrapeVines, and Natural Vines. Needless to say none of the licorice lasted longer than a day!
Below are Five Top Licorice Fun Facts:

1.      More than 30,000 tons of Red Vines are made each year—or more than 400,000 miles of licorice enough to wrap around the Earth more than 16 times!

2.     In 2011, U.S. licorice sales topped $359 million, a 6.56 percent increase from the year before. It is part of the non-chocolate candy market, which had total sales of $6.87 billion.

3.     Black licorice is 50 times sweeter than sugar, and derives its botanical name from the Greek words meaning "sweet root".

4.     Celebrities love Red Vines! Ryan Gosling, Snoop Dogg, Joshua Jackson, Jennette McCurdy and Magic Johnson are all fans of the classic licorice brand. Betty White even credits them with keeping her 91 years young.

5.     American Licorice Company has been producing in the San Francisco Bay Area for 33 years, and its Union City, Calif., factory values process before automation: The old press that delivers the dough to the first floor is still there, the second floor cook room has large kettles that fill the dough into the old large spiral ovens before being checked for quality and packaged. It also has production facilities in La Porte, Ind.


The Natural Vines come in black licorice twists and strawberry licorice twists. The Natural Vines are all-natural flavorings and colors from natural food sources. There are no artificial flavors and no preservatives. Letting you enjoy a pure licorice experience. Also they have no high fructose corn syrup, no Trans fat or soy. They are also cholesterol free, low in sodium, completely vegan and are made in a nut free facility!

Celebrate today and everyday with some licorice! Treat a friend, co-worker or family member with some Red Vines or Natural Vines!

What is your favorite licorice? When do you like to eat licorice? Do you share them?