Since going gluten-free one of the biggest things I miss is LICORICE, specifically Twizzlers – sorry all you Red Vine fans, Twizzlers was where it was at! Sadly since the very first ingredient is wheat, I can have them no more. 😦
Gluten-free licorice is not easy to find in stores and I have been on the hunt for a GOOD replacement.
I am rating it ♥♥ with a score of 13 out of 20. In all fairness, the price significantly reduced its overall rating.
Appearance/size: The small, bite-sized drops (about the size of a dime) make them very easy to eat. They are in a bag, inside a cute little box. It would be nice if the bag was resealable so if you were being strong, you could seal them up without worrying about them getting stale.
Flavor: Wonderful flavor that gets stronger and fruitier as you chew! Taste comparison – a little nugget of Hawaiian punch in your mouth. Yummmmm! 🙂
Texture: Extremely chewy, sticking to every possible crevice in my teeth. Uggh! Think taffy or worse. I suppose you can look at it this way – it kept me from eating a whole box in one sitting, so good for my diet!
Price: I bought this 5 oz box at a local candy store for $6.50. Expensive!
Overall, this would not be my choice for a licorice fix. Flavor was great; texture just didn’t work for me. I’ve had this box for about 3 weeks now and there are still a few left……..this is unheard of for a sweet-tooth like me!
The hunt continues………..in the mean time Live and LOVE gluten-free!