The earliest usage of licorice was back in the first annals of recorded time and have included Pharaohs and Prophets. Generous supplies were discovered in King Tut's tomb, while Egyptian hieroglyphics record the use of licorice in a popular beverage by men in the days when the Bible was still being written!
Alexander The Great, The Scything Armies, Roman Emperor Caesar, and even India's great prophet, Brahma, are on the record endorsing the beneficial properties contained in licorice. Warriors, Brahma and venerable Chinese Buddhist sages recognized licorice's valuable healing properties.
Natural licorice can be effective medicine used as a remedy for peptic ulcers, sore throats, and coughs in eastern and western medicine. Licorice root has been used since the third century B.C. to help dissipate coughs.
But the most enduring quality of licorice continues to be its potential for sweetness of flavor.
Licorice is sure to continue on as a favorite snack of humankind.
Restaurants can buy candy licorice from the Restaurant Supply superstore to sell at the pay counter.
An industry leader in the manufacturing of extruded candy products, the American Licorice Company is one of the original licorice manufacturers in the US candy industry.
Since its establishment in 1914, American Licorice has brought happiness to consumers with their Red Vines, Snaps, Sour Punch, and Super Ropes candy.
American Licorice continually strives to be better tomorrow than today through their manufacturing facilities, associates, and communities.
This year, American Licorice and Red Vines fans around the country will join together to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Red Vines signature Original Red Twists.