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Licorice, the ultimate treat


April 22, 2021

As a child growing up in Superior, a trip to Mel Thieme’s White House Grocery Store just across the street south of the Superior High School usually involved buying a bottle of pop, a candy bar, a Popsicle or an ice cream bar, but sometimes, it would result in the purchase of some licorice.

There were licorice choices. One of the choices came in a package of short chunks of black licorice put out by Nibs. Those are still around. You could also buy long strands of what appeared to twisted licorice tubes. My favorite was the shorter, solid piece of harder licorice that had the manufactur...

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