December 14, 2004

That's A Little Hard to Explain

I love black liquorice. I think it all stems back to visits with my grandparents. My grandfather liked black liquorice a lot, so they always had it around their house. If I was going to sneak candy, it was going to have to be liquorice. Later, my love of the stuff came in handy. I never had any problem getting everyone to give me all the black jelly beans and I never had to share.

Today I noticed that Altoids now makes curiously strong liquorice. I love their wintergreen and ginger flavors, so I had to buy the liquorice. If you really like black liquorice, it is very tasty. My children like black liquorice and wanted to try the Altoids. The older one wasn't so impressed, but the two year old is wandering around the house, sucking on her liquorice Altoid and telling me and her brother, "I like liquor!"


Yep, that Demon Likker gets to 'em early. I had an advance preview of the new flavor of Altoids this past August. At the national Archivist's convention the Archivist at General Mills had brought a box with him to show off. Unless it was Kraft, I forget which - one of them owns Altoids.

And I think the take-home goodies from a food company have GOT to be better than most other places to work.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 15, 2004 08:29 AM

I read the words BLACK LICORICE and my taste buds exploded~! I love the stuff! There is this great stuff you can get here; a very strong flaovred licorice stick stuffed with cream. It is heaven!

I wish altoids was kosher. They do look so good.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at December 15, 2004 09:54 AM

Oh, YUM!

I adore black licorice - it's always been a favorite of mine. I'll have to give the new Altoids a try.

Posted by: Athena at December 15, 2004 11:26 AM

Aye, and I like it too! My grandma would keep licorice around (it was her favorite) and I developed a taste for it. The Jelly-Belly licorice beans are tasty.

I've been tempted to buy the "bridge mix", but it seems expensive. Maybe I'll treat myself after Christmas for the traditional "buying stuff I wish I got but didn't" shopping spree.

Posted by: MarcV at December 15, 2004 11:39 AM

Oh, man... that stuff raises blood pressure. Just what the doctor DIDN'T order for me, which is too bad. When I was younger, I was a licorice fiend.

Posted by: Patricia at December 15, 2004 10:09 PM