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Beat the Heat with Licorice Candy


Grab some licorice candy from Wockenfuss, find a shady spot, and keep reading to learn more about this unexpected heatwave hero.

With temperatures sweltering and holding steady, people everywhere are looking for ways to beat the heat. Ice cream, trips to the pool, and good-old-fashioned air conditioning can help folks keep cool, but there are plenty of other ways to feel refreshed in the warm summer sun. Licorice candy might not be the first thing you think of when temperatures rise, but this tangy treat has a history of being valued as a thirst quencher in hot climates. Grab some licorice candy from Wockenfuss, find a shady spot, and keep reading to learn more about this unexpected heatwave hero.

Why is Licorice Candy the Perfect Summer Treat?

A handful of candy can be an excellent fuel source to keep you going on a hot summer day. Licorice’s roots as fuel begin with just that: licorice root. Glycyrrhiza glabra, often known simply as “licorice,” is a plant with many uses. Licorice root is commonly processed for its extract, which is used in everything from candies and drinks to cigarettes and fungicides. Although many people associate the pungent, anise-like flavor of licorice with items containing licorice root extract, it is common in many cultures to chew on the dried root itself. Dried licorice root is used as a sweet treat, thirst quencher, and breath freshener around the globe. 

Explore the Unique Colors, Flavors, and Forms of Licorice Candy

While licorice candies get their flavor from the same source, they each have unique colors, flavors, textures, and shapes. Australian style licorice from Wockenfuss is ideal for those who love the classic bold taste of black licorice. Licorice cream rock boasts a similar pungent flavor ⁠— thanks to licorice extract, of course ⁠— with the addition of a creamy white center. For black licorice on the go, grab a handful of our licorice jelly beans, allsorts, or Scottie dogs!

Not Everyone Loves Licorice’s Pungent Flavor

Are you a fan of the chewy texture of licorice candy, but not sold on the flavor of black licorice? Don’t fret! Wockenfuss also offers treats at the other end of the licorice candy spectrum. In addition to our black licorice twists, we offer chocolate twists and strawberry twists. Our strawberry and rainbow shoestring licorice are also chewy crowd pleasers.

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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