Licorice Love

Candy that's vibrant in color and organic, to boot.

Leave it to Nell Newman (Paul’s daughter) to come up with the first organic licorice twists.

In fruity wonderful flavors, too.

Newman’s Own Organics new licorice also is low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, and contains no trans-fat. Five twists have 130 calories.

Besides traditional black, the licorice also comes in three fruit flavors: Strawberry, Pomegranate and Tangerine. The latter three are not only fruity tasting but fruity smelling. They’re a little softer in texture than your average Red Vines, yet still plenty chewy. They’re not overly sweet, either.

I especially like the pomegranate one for its almost holiday berry relish flavor. There’s real pomegranate juice concentrate in them. And the tangerine licorice boasts tangerine essential oil.

“When I was a kid I loved licorice because it was so much fun to eat,” says Nell Newman, co-founder and president of Newman’s Own. “I loved the chewy texture, and you could stretch it and tie it in knots or bite off the ends and blow through it.”

A five-ounce package is $2.99 at Whole Foods stores.

The newest from Newman's Own Organics.

Other Fun Sweets: Matcha Kit Kat Bars

And: Aussie Tim Tams

And: Dragon Beard Candy from Hong Kong

And: Goat Milk Caramels

And: Lard Caramels

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