LICORICE LOVERS! A fabulous blend of black licorice favorites, perfect finger food and a satisfying treat. As for the story: For thousands of years, people covered fruit, nuts and seeds with sugary coatings, dating back to the ancient Romans. In the late 1800s, when machinery enabled candy-makers to quickly and inexpensively coat just about anything with sugar and chocolate, coated nuts, caramels, marshmallows, licorice and other tasty treats came along. Starting in the 1920s, bridge became the game to play, where players sat around tables for entire evenings. Snacks needed to be small enough to eat with their fingers without putting down their cards. From this tradition, bridge mix emerged as a favorite. As for licorice -the licorice plant came to the U.S. in the 1600s with the British. Its root was perfect as a tooth brush, spice, and, in the 1800s, a candy. Comes in a 6-ounce recyclable bag with a twist tie and the story on the label.