A Healthier Holiday Treat: Natural Vines Brand Licorice

Bite-Sized Licorice Made From Natural Ingredients Is Perfect for Candy Dishes and Stuffing Stockings

Dec 06, 2010, 05:06 ET from American Licorice Company

BEND, Ore., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Candy lovers of all ages will have a sweeter, healthier holiday season with the arrival of Natural Vines® brand licorice, the new treats just released this year by one of the nation's oldest and most beloved candy makers, the American Licorice Company. Natural Vines are a premium licorice made with only wholesome, natural ingredients and sweetened with molasses and pure cane syrup, making them a healthier choice for gift giving and holiday sharing.

The two varieties, Strawberry and Black, both contain pure licorice extract, and with their natural strawberry and anise flavors, deliver a bright, lively taste in every bite. Five generations of licorice making experience have perfected a unique baking process that gives Natural Vines their satisfyingly soft and chewy texture. The bite-sized twists come in attractive 8 oz. resealable bags, perfect for tucking into a stocking or filling a festive candy dish.

Natural Vines contain no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial flavorings or preservatives. They have no trans fats, saturated fats, or cholesterol, and are very low in sodium. Each piece has less than 17 calories, so even the most disciplined holiday dieter can feel good about enjoying them.

"Natural Vines are a great alternative to holiday sweets like chocolate and candy canes," said Michael Kelly, Manager of Consumer Communications at the American Licorice Company. "We've been a family-owned company for nearly one hundred years, and we're very proud and pleased to share this great tasting candy with families everywhere this holiday season."

Natural Vines are available in select grocery stores and specialty markets around the United States, and a "Where to Buy" page is provided on the Natural Vines website. They're also available for home and office delivery at CandyCabinet.com. The suggested retail price for an 8 oz. bag is $3.49.

SOURCE American Licorice Company