Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cinnamon Fire Twizzlers

I teased Twizzlers Fire last fall when I first heard about them. Then I was further teased when Brian at Candy Addict found them (and loved them!) and I still hadn’t seen hide nor hair of them.

Twizzlers Fire

They turned up at Walgreens, and on sale to boot (well, it was strange sale where they’d charge $2.99 a bag to mortals off the street, but someone with a coupon could get 3 for the price of 2 or something like that, but I was charged $1.59 after I gave them my best, “I don’t understand, the tag on the shelf says they’re a dollar each, but I don’t want to buy three.” and then they tried to explain it and I just kind of kept sweetly repeating that I should be able to just buy one and still get a sale price, even if it’s not the super-low price. Finally they just put a key in the register and that’s what I paid).

Twizzlers FireThese Twizzlers are the pull-n-peel variety. They’re a long, 9.5” long twist of 9 pieces of chewy “red licorice” in cinnamon flavor.

Each of these ropes is just shy of an ounce (.988 ounces), so it’s a satisfying portion and about 100 calories to boot.

They’re very soft, sometimes so soft that it’s hard to pull apart the ropes without breaking off pieces.

They’re fun to twist and roll, even tie in knots or probably do macrame. (I should have photographed the little scarf I made for a Peeps Bunny.)

And the taste? Well, it’s definitely a spicy cinnamon. It smells like Red Hots and has both a sweet flavor, a bit of a tangy bite and then after chewing for a bit, a low and pleasant cinnamon burn.

I don’t know what’s taken Twizzlers so long to make a really good cinnamon twist like this, but I’m glad they did. For those minding their calories, you may enjoy the interactivity and the low caloric density and overall satisfaction of the candy. I’m not sure when they’ll come out with these in single serving packages, but they should.

For some bizarro reason, these aren’t listed on the Hershey’s website even though they’ve been on shelves for at least three months.

These are made with a corn syrup and wheat base, so they’re not suitable for those who cannot have gluten.

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Name: Twizzlers Fire Pull-n-Peel (Cinnamon)
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $1.59 (on sale!)
Size: 12 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Chew, Cinnamon, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

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Comments
  1. Sounds great!  Another bonus to people watching their calories, cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressant.  I’ll be looking for these.

    Comment by Justin on 3/27/08 at 4:54 pm #
  2. FYI - your first link in the post is screwed up and doesn’t work.

    Comment by Brian on 3/28/08 at 4:21 am #
  3. i hate hate hate Twizzlers. like eating red plastic. but these…i might try.

    Comment by Doug on 3/28/08 at 10:41 am #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Justin - I think that the “licorice segment” is growing a lot because it is a pretty filling treat.

    Brian - thanks for the heads up! I think I fixed it.

    Doug - since “National Licorice Day” is coming up, I think I’ll do a taste test of all the other varieties of red licorice. But mostly I’m a black licorice fan.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/28/08 at 4:26 pm #
  5. really? national licorice day? wow.

    i have to same im kind of a licorice novice, outside of the jelly bean variety. i love the black beans, but i tried the little funny shaped ones that you find sometimes (with the pink and white parts on them) and i really didnt like them. since then ive been a little licorice-phobic, though i know a lot of candy bloggers swear by the stuff, and i know a lot is out there. and ive heard there are salty varieties too? that just sounds…awful. i like the strong taste, but a salty version sounds icky.

    but yeah, ive never had a red licorice ive liked, though i know the red kinds arent “real” licorice.

    Comment by Doug on 3/29/08 at 8:43 am #
  6. I love twizzlers and adding cinnamon flavor is a great idea!

    Comment by Shelby on 3/30/08 at 12:17 pm #
  7. I’m not sure if you meant this—I can read it both ways—but those of us who can’t have gluten can have corn!

    Comment by Annie on 3/30/08 at 10:14 pm #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Annie - I just meant to give folks a heads up on the wheat part (and mentioned the corn syrup thing because, well, it just sounded like the candy was so grain-based).

    Comment by Cybele on 3/31/08 at 5:12 am #
  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pull and peel licorice. I will definitely have to try the cinnamon kind.
    It is really fun to play with and lasts a long time.

    Comment by sd on 3/31/08 at 10:33 am #
  10. I will have to keep an eye out for these.  I don’t know if the watermelon flavor is still on the market, but I’ve always loved it.  It tastes pretty much like real watermelon, not the fake watermelon you often get in candies.  And pulling the ropes apart is fun.

    Comment by Ann on 4/01/08 at 5:22 pm #
  11. I just saw the Cinnamon Twizzlers at Walgreen’s, but the price was way to high for me. I’ll have to shop around.

    I do have to say that I live just an hour away from Licorice International in Lincoln, Nebraska. I love this store! They have such a large selection of black licorice and they are happy to let you sample. They have other tastey treats, but the black is my favorite.

    Comment by Margaret on 4/04/08 at 8:37 am #
  12. Cybele's avatar

    Ann - I just saw the Watermelon at CVS today.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/06/08 at 2:10 pm #
  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these…just purchased them at Walgreens at 4/$5.00.

    Brought them back to the office and they disappeared, everyone really enjoyed the spicy bite of fire.


    I would buy them again.

    Comment by Rebecca on 4/08/08 at 7:32 am #
  14. I have bought 4 bags of cinnamon pull n peels and now I can’t find them.  Walgreens just had them the one time.  When will they be shipped so that we cn buy them again.  Is Walgreens the only place that carries them.

    Thank You

    Comment by Sue Alldredge on 4/09/08 at 9:38 am #
  15. Saw these at Meijer today and almost picked them up.  They were going for $1.89.  I am intrigued by the watermelon flavor Twizzlers…

    Comment by cindy on 4/15/08 at 2:00 pm #
  16. That’s just ridiculous… is the economy THAT bad in your country to where you have to haggle over the price of candy? I mean wow… If you feel it’s too expensive, don’t buy it. It’s not a car, it’s a piece of CANDY.

    Comment by ChinChillables on 4/21/08 at 3:06 am #
  17. To all of you who cannot find the Cinnamon Twizzlers…...I am ADDICTED to these! I was also having a hard time finding them after I first found them at Walgreens, so I called the Hershey plant here in Modesto CA. and they told me to go to the website and ask. Well, Hershey makes them EXCLUSIVELY for Walgreens. They said to ask the manager if they carry them, and if not, request to get them in their store. They are on sale again 4/$3.00 and that comes out to on .75 a piece!  These are the best. So, look at your local Walgreens and they will be there. Also, the Watermelon AND Peach are also available there.

    Comment by Kato One on 4/29/08 at 5:05 pm #
  18. My mouth is on fire…why didn’t you warn me!

    Comment by cindy on 5/01/08 at 9:58 am #
  19. The first time I tasred CINNAMON FIRE TWIZZLER WAS WHWN MY BROTHER GAVE ME SOME TO TASTE AND IT WAS THE BEST OF THE TWIZZLERS EVER MADE.  I REALLY LOVED THE FLAVOR. tHERE IS ONLY ONE PLace we can find them here so I hope the get into more stores so I can stalk up on them.

    Comment by Sue Conn on 5/08/08 at 11:02 am #
  20. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE these cinnamon twizzlers!!!  I found them accidentally at Giant Food Stores in my area.  I had to try them because cinnamon is my favorite flavor ever.  They remind me of Cinnamon Bears.  I will be buying more!!

    Comment by Dawn on 5/14/08 at 5:41 am #
  21. uhmm personaly i hate twizzlers.
    =/

    Comment by Krissy on 5/20/08 at 5:45 am #
  22. Finally found these as one of the items included in a 10 for $10 sale at a midwest supermarket. They are most excellent, but I wonder whether they’d consider making these in the regular version in addition to the Pull & Peel? I adore the regular Twizzlers, and I’d be interested to see how the Cinnamon Fire flavor works with the chewier regular version. The Pull & Peels just don’t have enough stamina when you chew them - they break down too easily.

    Please let me know if you have any word on whether they’ll include these in the regular Twizzlers line. Thanks!

    Comment by Melissa on 6/02/08 at 6:56 am #
  23. My Mom fell in love with these cinnamon twist and peel.They are very hard to find in the stores.

    Comment by Brenda Hawk on 6/12/08 at 11:50 am #
  24. I was so excited to see these at walgreen’s!!I quite like them but they really stick to your teeth. They seem gummier than regular twizzler’s… I’ll be looking for peach and watermelon.

    Comment by Diana on 6/16/08 at 4:31 pm #
  25. They are now going to be in Rite-Aid stores in the next week(new candy reset)along with Premium M&M;‘s!!!

    Comment by Susanna on 6/27/08 at 9:41 am #
  26. I got these on clearance at Kroger, a grocery store in Georgia. They are “red hots” in pull ‘n peel form. They burn good afterwards. If you like hot cinnamon, you’ll like these.

    Comment by Monkeyb00y on 1/17/10 at 3:53 pm #
  27. does anyone know where i can get more these days?
    any help would be much appreciated!

    Comment by hummy on 2/02/10 at 9:55 pm #
  28. I can’t find the cinnamon licorice anywhere during the past year.  I live in Massachusetts and would be happy to pick them up in a store or online.  I even went to the big M&M store in NYC and they didn’t carry them!  Where can I some???

    Comment by rks on 10/29/10 at 10:51 am #
  29. Ooooh!!!! Yum yum yum!!!!! I ? cinnamon anything!!!

    Comment by Taylor on 3/26/11 at 10:34 pm #
  30. where can i find the fire twizzlers cant find them anywhere

    Comment by lindy on 7/13/11 at 4:15 pm #
  31. I can’t believe these have been around since 2008 and I’m just now hearing about them in Denver! They are so yummy! I’ve heard they are sold at King Soopers (a Kroger chain), but I would guess Walgreen’s too.  I hope they don’t go away any time soon.

    Comment by Pnknlvr96 on 7/14/11 at 2:42 pm #
  32. i looked at walgreens in findlay,oh no fire twizzlers cant find them in ohio

    Comment by lindy on 7/14/11 at 4:46 pm #
  33. In the 50s and 60s at Laverdier’s Drug Stores in Maine, we could find cinnamon candies of the size and shape of a Junior Mint. The outside was an opaque hard cinamon shell and the inside was a sort of foamed cinamon of a texture slightly firmer than the center of a Muskateer Bar. These went for three for a penny in the 50s and later about a dollar a bag. Does anyone make these today?

    Comment by Jim Stewart on 1/18/12 at 9:43 am #
  34. WAAAAAH!!! I can’t find the Peach Twizzlers Pull-N-Peels anywhere!!! I’ve been searching for them for years - they’re my favorite candy of ALL TIME, and they’re not anyplace I can get to them! Please, PLEASE if you find them, or know where they can be acquired, I’ll give the bag’s weight in flesh to get some!!!

    Comment by Biffcheese on 5/16/12 at 3:31 pm #
  35. Wonder what ever happened to this product??? I loved it!! Haven’t seen any in a few years…

    Comment by Lynn on 2/09/14 at 3:47 pm #

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