Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Licorice Bridge Mix

Name: Licorice Bridge Mix
Brand: Confections (from the makers of Jelly Belly)
Place Purchased: Target
Price: $1.99 (on sale, usually $2.89)
Size: 3 oz
Calories per ounce: 140
Type: Licorice

I can’t believe I’ve been doing this blog for three months and have not posted about licorice. Licorice is one of those candies that I think people either love or hate.

I love it (you knew that, didn’t you). I love Good & Plenty and any kind of licorice pastels. Of course when we start getting into licorice allsorts, things get a little hinky. There always seem to be a bunch of them I don’t like.

This assortment from Confections carries none of those anxieties of allsorts. Inside are some pastels (just smaller versions of good & plenty) some buttons and black jelly bellies. There was also one jelly button with multicolored candy dots.

They’re all good. The pastels were nice, with a good ratio of candy coating to licorice on the inside. The buttons were a little odd. The only thing that I can describe them as is licorice candy corn. You know, whatever that stuff that candy corn is made of, it’s like that only they’re either white or black (they look like game pieces or something). Smooth and very sweet with a good hit of licorice to them. And of course everyone knows that jelly bellies are good, with lots of flavor and no colored tongue to betray that you’ve been snarfing down candy in your office.

They’re a little expensive at $2 for 3 ounces (yes that’s over $10 a pound) but at least I’ll eat everything in this variety pack. I think I’ll stick to my pastels though. It’s just occurred to me that I’ve never tried anise bears and I should probably rectify this.

Rating: 6 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:04 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewJelly BellyLicorice Candy6-TemptingUnited States

  1. have you tried finnska licorice? i just found your sight and i think i"m in love. i grew up in the candy world and my passion in it is a bit too much. i’m feeling a little more wonkaish every day. i enjoy little things like people stealing my garlic jelly beans when i pretend not to see. then they start chocking. i love it! sometime i will put out some harry potter beans just sitting on the shelf and see who eats them. enough about my, finnska licorice is sort and sweet and the one that is best to taking you back to a kid.  do you know we are almost on the verge of loosing licorice pipes?

    Comment by pearl on 3/15/06 at 9:33 am #
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