Licorice Lovers Gift Box

$20.50

A delightful combination perfect for the licorice lover! Comes with the licorice root, that started it all; Good n’ Plenty (1893); Licorice Allsorts (1899); Licorice Pipes (early 1900s); Licorice Laces (1920s); Salt licorice and licorice buttons (1930s);Licorice Bridge Mix (1950s); and Broadway Rolls (1980s). A taste only a licorice lover could love!

 

A Bit of History

Licorice arrived in North America somewhere in the 1600s.  The root was used as a spice, tooth-cleaner, and medicine used by enslaved people, Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and others through time. Licorice is significantly sweeter than sugar (some say 50%-300% sweeter)  – the root was sold in apothecaries, penny candy stores and other places as a treat. Later, it became a candy of its own accord in such favorites as Good n’ Plenty (1893), Licorice Allsorts (1899), and Licorice Laces (1925).

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