Black Licorice Wheels
Licorice… as a Toothbrush!?
Licorice root first arrived in North America in the 1600s. It was enjoyed as a spice, tea, used medicinally… and even used for dental hygiene as an early toothbrush! Enter the 1800s and up and a fascinating line of licorice sweets emerged.
Licorice Wheels – A Retro American Classic!
Licorice flavors in candy really took off in the late 1800s and early 1900s – Black Jack gum, bridge mix, and the first American candy brand, Good N’ Plenty! The 1900s brought more fun varieties of black licorice – like Charlie Chaplin’s black laces and of course the black licorice wheel! Still delicious. Comes in a 6 oz. bag with the history on the label.
Watch Susan Benjamin talk about the History of Licorice Root
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