When: April 12th
Where: United States
Today we honor the great, sweet and unusual candy snack called Licorice. The best way to celebrate is go to a diverse candy store and pick out several flavors of licorice to try. The easiest way to experiment and find out which type and flavor of licorice is your favorite, is buying an assortment bag and trying out all the flavors. Also you could try some licorice flavored ice cream.
Licorice grows in the form of shrub and has a woody, hairy, upright stem that can reach 3 - 4 feet in height.
Many people think that Liqorice, all manufactured artificially but in fact it is actually a shrub that grows best in well-drained soils in deep valleys filled with sun, and is harvested in the autumn 2 or 3 years after planting. Currently, there are several countries producing liqorice and include: India, Iran, Italy, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Turkey. The world's leading manufacturer of liqorice however is M&F Worldwide, which manufactures more than 70% of the worldwide liqorice flavours. n America the "Good & Plenty" is a popular licorice snack sold at most grocery and convenient stores.