Whole Health Trends: Black Gold

Like marshmallows, heirloom gum and other childhood confectionary, licorice is gaining ground as a grown-up treat with a halo of health. Twizzler might be the most popular licorice in the United States, but a number of smaller brands specializing in authentic ingredients has allowed adults to recapture a taste of the past while doing their body good. People use it for after dinner. If you suck on

Like marshmallows, heirloom gum and other childhood confectionary, licorice is gaining ground as a grown-up treat with a halo of health. Twizzler might be the most popular licorice in the United States, but a number of smaller brands specializing in authentic ingredients has allowed adults to recapture a taste of the past while doing their body good.

“People use it for after dinner. If you suck on a good piece of licorice it can usually calm the stomach,” noted Elizabeth Erlandson, an

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