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Exploring the Many Forms (and Flavors) of Licorice Candy

Exploring the Many Forms (and Flavors) of Licorice Candy

Exploring the Many Forms (and Flavors) of Licorice Candy

The word “licorice” can mean different things to different people. Some folks immediately think of strong-tasting black licorice, while others may think of strawberry-flavored red licorice or sour shoestring varieties. What is and is not licorice isn’t exactly black and white (or black and red, as it were). Some types of licorice don’t contain extracts from licorice root at all! The world of licorice candy can be much more varied than people think, and there are chewy, tangy treats in it for everyone. Let’s explore!

Flavors: Classic Black Licorice is Just the Start

Traditionally, black licorice is made with extract from the licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra. Its flavor is reminiscent of fennel or anise, and licorice extracts are used for a variety of culinary, medicinal, and fungicidal applications. While the pungent flavor of licorice root is a primary flavor in many types of licorice candy, other flavors are also popular. Strawberry, cherry, chocolate, and even blue raspberry are common flavors of licorice candy. Some types of licorice even contain salt or sour coatings for an extra bit of tang! 

A Rainbow of Licorice Colors, Flavors, and Textures

While black licorice, flavored with licorice root, is one of the most common forms of licorice candy, there are plenty of other colors, flavors, and textures out there. Licorice candy comes in every color of the rainbow, and different colors can signify different flavors. Textures range from elastic and gummy to soft and chewy, and the shapes of licorice candies can be just as diverse.

Licorice Candy from Wockenfuss

Are you craving licorice yet? Wockenfuss carries all of your favorite kinds of licorice, from classic black Australian-style licorice to rainbow shoestrings and strawberry twists. Fans of traditional licorice flavor will enjoy our licorice twists, licorice pipes, and licorice cream rock. Indulge in some strawberry twists for your next movie night, or grab some petite licorice jelly beans for a sweet treat on the go. We offer both Licorice All Sorts and Licorice All Kinds — whether you opt for the British or the American classic, each mixture features a combination of chewy licorice treats that are sure to have you coming back for more!

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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