If you love licorice, you've probably eaten your share of Red Vines, the red, rope-like twists of candy you remember from childhood. Or ask your parents — they'll definitely recall gorging on them at the Saturday matinee. Bet you didn't know those are homegrown. Yep, made in Union City by American Licorice Company, an institution going strong for nearly a century. And here are some other things you probably didn't know about Red Vines (not to be confused with the less-superior Twizzlers): They have a nine-month shelf life, they'll last longer in an air-tight container, and you can nuke them for five to seven seconds to make them soft again if they lose their luster. You can buy them in lots of sizes, from 2-ounce boxes of 16 to a whopping 64-ounce tub. Get yours today for a blast from the past.
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