I bet you did not know that there was an official National Licorice Day on April 12? I didn’t so when RedVines let me know, I was all about spreading the delicious happy!
For EVER, I have loved the traditional RedVines. But I did know that they also come in Black Licorice and GrapeVines, too? PLUS, you can now get little packs called Natural Vines which are perfect for your purse and that low fat snack when you need it! Find them in Black Licorice, Strawberry and more!
I LOVE RedVines and am now a huge fan of the GrapeVines! I have never been a huge black licorice fan but the little bites are sweet and have a little spice and kick to them. They are totally growing on me!
So, here are some great little facts about Licorice you might not know:
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!
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.
Black licorice is 50 times sweeter than sugar, and derives its botanical name from the Greek words meaning “sweet root.”
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.
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.
Pretty neat, huh?
To help celebrate National Licorice Day on April 12, (5) of my readers will WIN 2 packs each of RedVines and comparable products! Seriously, time to CELEBRATE!
Just enter below and remember to get your Licorice on on April 12!
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