Ode to Black Licorice

black licorice I love black licorice and developed a taste for it as a child from my grandpa. It used to sit right along side the Red Vines in the candy case at the movie theater, and we often shared a bag while watching the latest feature.

But black licorice became scarce as its popularity declined, and eventually we ended up picking through the assortment of jelly beans in my grandma’s candy dish to fish out the black ones and get a hit of that anise-like flavor.

So I was excited when Tammy presented me with two bags of RJ’s Licorice for my Birthday.

To say that RJ’s is good is an understatement. It is by far the best black licorice I’ve ever had! It’s soft, flavorful, and downright addicting. In fact, I munched my way through the first two bags at an alarming rate.

Luckily, T had an additional two bags set aside for me. What’s pictured here is the last of that emergency stash. Good thing I can order more from Amazon!
Now the question is, will this one bag tide me over until the delivery arrives? I’ve eaten three pieces while writing this entry, so I doubt it.