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Liquorice Sweets

liquorice sweetsWe have loads of great liquorice sweets here at A Quarter Of... for you to enjoy.

Some of the favourite sweets with our customers include Black Jacks, Lions Midget Gems, Bassetti, Liquorice Flyers, Sherbet Fountains, Liquorice Torpedoes, Blackcurrant and Liquorice, Liquorice Wheels, Taveners Liquorice Comfits, Lions Liquorice Gums, Taveners Black and White Mints, Sugar Free Liquorice Toffees, , the list goes on and on!

Just have a look below at these liquorice sweets... bet they make you mouth water!!

Liquorice Selection Jar - NOW YOU CAN PERSONALISE YOURS

Liquorice Selection Jar - NOW YOU CAN PERSONALISE YOURS

Liquorice Selection Jar - We are always getting stick from our Liquorice-loving customers ....

It's A Foot Of Sweets! Jumbo Personalised Liquorice Selection Jar

It's A Foot Of Sweets! Jumbo Personalised Liquorice Selection Jar

You've heard of a "yard of ale"...well this is "a foot of sweets"! Well actually it's o....

Barratts Hard Liquorice Sticks

Barratts Hard Liquorice Sticks

Barratts Hard Liquorice Sticks (used to be known as Bassetti - A real British classic) - a....

Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts (2 Bags)

Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts (2 Bags)

Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts - wonderfully chewy, sometimes slightly coconutty... always li....

Black Jack Swirly Lollies

Black Jack Swirly Lollies

Black Jack Swirly Lollies - Swirly rock lollies that taste of Black Jacks. You can't get m....

Black Jacks

Black Jacks

Black Jacks - One of the best classic British sweets EVER - we love them! They're aniseed-....

Blackcurrant and Liquorice

Blackcurrant and Liquorice

Blackcurrant and Liquorice - a classic combination of powerful flavours.....

Catherine Wheels

Catherine Wheels

Catherine Wheels - We love Catherine Wheels here! They're long laces of delicious Bassetts....

Large Gift Assortment - Luscious Liquorice

Large Gift Assortment - Luscious Liquorice

Large Gift Assortment - Luscious Liquorice - An utterly beautiful handmade cardboard box f....

Lions Liquorice Gums

Lions Liquorice Gums

Liquorice Gums - We hear from so many of you who are seriously addicted to the liquorice g....

Lions Poor Bens

Lions Poor Bens

Lions Poor Bens - Do you spend forever digging out the black ones in the Lions Sports Mixt....

Liquorice and Aniseed

Liquorice and Aniseed

Liquorice and Aniseed - the two powerful flavours in one boiled sweet. Just make sure, if ....

Liquorice and Blackcurrant Flyers

Liquorice and Blackcurrant Flyers

Liquorice & Blackcurrant Flyers - like the traditional Liquorice Flyers but with black....

Liquorice Cream Rock

Liquorice Cream Rock

Liquorice Cream Rock - a soft centre wrapped in liquorice.....

Liquorice Kilner Jar

Liquorice Kilner Jar

Liquorice Kilner Jar - Liquorice... you either love it, or you hate it.  For those of....

Liquorice Toffee Slabs

Liquorice Toffee Slabs

Liquorice Toffee Slabs - the chew of the toffee, the taste of the liquorice... and in slab....

Liquorice Torpedoes

Liquorice Torpedoes

Liquorice Torpedoes - delicious - liquorice with a crisp coating - like liquorice comfits ....

Liquorice Wands

Liquorice Wands

Liquorice Wands - Bassetts have stopped making liquorice pipes and replaced them with liqu....

Liquorice Wheels

Liquorice Wheels

Liquorice Wheels - a long lace of delicious coiled liquorice - like Catherine Wheels but w....

Liquorice Whirls

Liquorice Whirls

Liquorice Whirls - liquorice and toffee flavours swirled into a whirl. ....

Liquorice Wood (AKA Liquorice Root)

Liquorice Wood (AKA Liquorice Root)

Liquorice Wood (or liquorice root if you prefer) - a sweet (if you can call it that!)....

Sugar Free Liquorice Toffees

Sugar Free Liquorice Toffees

Sugar Free Liquorice Toffees - a delicious sugar-free version of the traditional favourite....

Taveners Black and White Mints

Taveners Black and White Mints

Taveners Black and White Mints - These are absolutely delicious! We love the blend of rich....

Taveners Liquorice Comfits

Taveners Liquorice Comfits

Taveners (Origianlly Pascalls) Liquorice Comfits - delicious - liquorice with a crisp coat....

Taveners Liquorice Cuttings

Taveners Liquorice Cuttings

Liquorice Cuttings - chunks of rich hard liquorice - a must for lovers of Bassetti and oth....

Taveners Pontefract Cakes

Taveners Pontefract Cakes

Taveners Pontefract Cakes - Now, these lovelies are iconic, and have been around for AGES.....

Walkers Liquorice Toffee

Walkers Liquorice Toffee

Walkers Liquorice Toffee - Do you like liquorice? And are you also rather partial to a bit....

Liquorice Facts


Did you know that liquorice is the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra?  It is a herbaceous perennial legume native to parts of Asia, such as India, and southern Europe . It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds (aniseed).

In many countries in Europe (including the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries) strong tasting salted liquorice is a firm favourite.

In the Second World War (in times of rationing), liquorice root was used as a toothbrush.  In Italy, France and Spain it is still popular in it's natural form - the root being dug up, washed and dried.  It makes a good breath freshener in that format.

In Northern England (particularly Lancashire and Yorkshire) liquorice is frequently referred to as "Spanish", though the exact reason is uncertain.

The first place where liquorice mixed with sugar began to be used as a sweet was Pontefract in Yorkshire (where many liquorice sweets are still make today).  Hence the old favourite liquorice sweets: Pontefract Cakes.
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