NATIONAL LICORICE DAY
National Licorice Day on April 12th each year celebrates black licorice in all its forms. It also recognizes its history, health benefits, and distinction around the world. You won’t be limited when it comes to licorice, either. There’s plenty of licorice candies, licorice ropes, jelly beans, jewels, and many others to enjoy!
Of course, the designation has evolved as people savor all types and flavors of licorice to celebrate the day.
If you’re a fan of licorice and have noticed it makes your tummy feel better, there’s a reason. Licorice root can soothe a stomach bothered by heartburn or gastritis. The glycyrrhizic acid in licorice contains immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to restore balance to the stomach lining. That’s definitely something worth celebrating! Grab a few black jelly beans from the candy jar for this holiday!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLicoriceDay
Take a world tour taste test of licorice. The variety seems endless! Some combinations included salted licorice or chocolate-covered licorice. What’s your favorite? Or try licorice-flavored cookies or ice cream to celebrate the day. Make sure to enjoy some licorice and share your favorite, too! Use #NationalLicoriceDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL LICORICE DAY HISTORY
Licorice International in coordination with the National Confectioners Association designated April 12th as National Licorice Day in 2004. The company offers nearly 100 types of licorice from all over the world.
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