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February 2nd, 2015
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Want some candy?
I've been putting together a tub of cough drops and candies. There are three kinds of cough drops (Luden Cherry, Ricola classic, and Halls Honey Lemon, if you care) and a whole bunch of candies. Most of them hard candies, because sometimes you want a candy to suck on to keep your mouth from going dry, or you may even be sick and you get so dang tired of menthol eucalyptus all day.

I've added other candies, all individually wrapped. Well, almost all of them, I couIdn't find individually wrapped jawbreakers but I got the Wonka mini Gobstoppers which come wrapped three at a time. I got some of the Brachs Fruit Slice candies, and Madame Treasurer came over and cherry-picked some of the Mandarin Orange ones out of the tub. I've got some British toffee candies; I just added an entire Quality Street tin into the mix.

There's really only one kind of candy I feel I'm lacking. I want to find some individually-wrapped licorice candy. Unfortunately the best (in my opinion) are no longer available, as Callard & Bowsers have folded shop.

I'm hoping I can find something at Holland International Market. Have you heard of them? There was a shop called Holland American in Bellflower, that closed last year. This place, not far from the old location, is the successor store. They have some dutch licorice. Wish me luck!

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From:chocolatescifi
Date:February 2nd, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Have you tried looking at World Market? I know at the Louisville store, their candy section has numerous licorice candies. Couldn't tell you if any of them are individually wrapped, though, because I can't stand licorice.

Edited at 2015-02-02 05:56 pm (UTC)
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 2nd, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)

Cost Plus World Market

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Yep, tried them first. That's how I know Callard & Bowsers are gone -- if they were still around, they'd stock them.

They have a number of licorice options, but it didn't appear any of them were individually wrapped. Since my candy jar is a big mix of stuff, I really don't want different unwrapped candies bumping against each other.

Edited at 2015-02-02 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From:chocolatescifi
Date:February 3rd, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Cost Plus World Market

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Okay, I have one other possible source. Try CandyBlog:

http://www.candyblog.net

Unlike me, Cybele loves licorice. You might try contacting her, and see if she knows of some licorice candies that are individually wrapped. She also has a "licorice candy" tag for her reviews.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 3rd, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Cost Plus World Market

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Sweet!

I'm checking the local British and Dutch import shops locally as well.
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From:chocolatescifi
Date:February 4th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Cost Plus World Market

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Let me know if you have any luck.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 4th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)

Wrapped licorice candies that I have purchased

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Luck! I have had luck!

Specifically, I went to Shamrock & Thistle/Sussex Teapot, in Garden Grove, and bought a bag of "Taveners Proper Sweets" Blackcurrant & Liquorice hard candies. A good size hard candy; blackcurrant tastes sort of like boysenberry, and there's a licorice center.

And at The British Grocer in Fullerton, which had a much larger selection, I bought "Walkers Nonsuch" Liquorice Toffees.


Edited at 2015-02-04 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From:chocolatescifi
Date:February 5th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrapped licorice candies that I have purchased

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Are the blackcurrant candies sold separately from the licorice? Because those sound interesting.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 5th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrapped licorice candies that I have purchased

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The candy is a Blackcurrant Liquorice sweet, where there's a small licorice core with a lot of purple blackcurrant candy around it.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 5th, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrapped licorice candies that I have purchased

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Blackcurrant is a flavor you can find as a hard candy by itself. That's just not what I bought.
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From:chocolatescifi
Date:February 6th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Wrapped licorice candies that I have purchased

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Darn. It sounded really interesting, until you mentioned the licorice core.
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From:lisa_marli
Date:February 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
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My google foo isn't finding anything in wrapped licorice, save Strawberry Twizzlers. I know, not even close.

My current favorite hard candy (great for sore throats) is the hard maple candy from Vermont Country Store. Not the soft maple sugar stuff, this one is a clear hard candy. Ask me at a Gally and I'll share.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 3rd, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)

Candy at Gallifrey?

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From:hazelchaz
Date:February 3rd, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)

Wrapped licorice candies that I have found online

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