As I sat down to compose some general thoughts about the joys of red licorice, I also started to think about how happy eating red licorice (or liquorice) makes me (and no, I don’t just think that’s the sugar talking).
I was then reminded of a line from ‘A Perfect Murder’, that rather pedestrian movie from a few years back starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen (*sigh*) … Anyway, one of the lines of that film which I always remember is, ‘that’s not happiness to see me, is it?’ … I figure the opposite of that sentiment would be when something IS happiness to see me … and I’m pretty happy when I see AND eat red licorice.
I’m not fussy about brands when it comes to red licorice, but I am funny about its texture. I really don’t like the soft eating variety, I prefer my licorice to have a bit of ‘body’ and a bit of resistance when bitten.
Traditional black licorice definitely has a place in my world, but for me it’s really more about the goodness of red … Do you find happiness in candy too?