Liquorice Online
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Liquorice Online
Online Liquorice Range from Bah Humbugs...

Welcome to Liquorice Online

Call us now on 01765 688 997

Calling all Liquorice fans! If you’re a fan of the delicious black liquorice sweet synonymous with Yorkshire then look no further as we have one of the largest ranges of liquorices online.

We stock liquorices from all over the world as well as the more usual British Liquorices like Pontefract Cakes, Liquorice Cuttings, Bassett’s Liquorice Sticks, Liquorice Root, Lion’s Liquorice Gums, Catherine Wheels, Giant Flyers, Liquorice Torpedoes, Liquorice Comfits, Liquorice Satins, Liquorice Wheels and of course Liquorice All Sorts!

IF you’d like to try something a bit different in terms of liquorice then you must try some of our more unusual Liquorices. We have a varied selection of Dutch Liquorices including the Salt Liquorice and Salty Liquorice which you’ll either love or hate! The salt liquorice comes in three strengths, single, double and triple salt. But if you prefer a more sweet liquorice then you should sample the Honey Liquorice, Liquorice Chalk (a bit like a Wilko Mint), Toffee Liquorice, Liqourice Twins (half wine gum, half liquorice), or how about Chilli Liquorice, Pear Liquorice or even Parma Violet Liquorice?

Yorkshire has a history steeped in Liquorice and in 1750 there were 47 Liquorice Growers in Pontefract. Pontefract's rich loamy soil and deep topsoil made it perfect for growing Liquorice. By the 1940s Pontefract was producing 400 tons of Liquorice per week, and exporting it all over the world. Today liquorice is still manufactured into sweets in Pontefract, but it’s no longer grown there commercially.

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Here are 10 interesting facts about Liquorice......

  1. Liquorice is recorded in history as far back as 1200 in the time of King Arthur & King Lear
  2. Until the 1960’s Pontefract Cakes were still stamped by hand. The women who ‘stamped’ them were known as ‘Thumpers’ and could turn out up to 30,000 Pontefract Cakes A DAY!!!!
  3. In China, it is known as the ‘great detoxifier’ because it is thought to drive poisons from the system
  4. The liquorice plant has the botanical name, Glycyrrhiza, which means sweet root.
  5. Liquorice was found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
  6. Liquorice is 50 times sweeter than sugar, but only contains 100 calories, per ounce and is widely used in the food industry.
  7. During the Second World War women would lick red Liquorice Comfits and rub the red colouring onto their lip as a lipstick substitute
  8. Native Americans used liquorice to alleviate pain in difficult childbirth
  9. It’s unknown as to how liquorice arrived in the UK. It was either brought here by The Romans, brought back from The Crusades, or brought in by Monks.
  10. Liquorice has been an ingredient in shoe polish, lipstick, insulating board, compost for mushrooms, jacquard loom cards, an adhesive agent in insecticides and a soothing ingredient in aftershave!.