The Early “Roots” of Licorice
From traditional black licorice and red licorice to newfangled flavors like lime and blue raspberry, licorice candy has a pretty sweet history. It’s been around for thousands of years as there’s evidence that suggests it was a present in Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, Roman, and Hindu civilizations. Back in its early days, licorice was not the sweet treat as we know it but rather used as an herbaceous plant revered for its medicinal properties. So how did “licorice” become a term used to refer to a type of candy?