Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love licorice. Not the vile, black actual licorice, but strawberry, cherry, what-have-you. I'm not too picky beyond that, yet I do have a particular favorite. And I can only get it in the month running up to Halloween.
I love Twizzlers. But not just any Twizzlers. See, you can get "individually wrapped" Twizzlers all year round, but the fact is they really are just identical to the long "vines" you can get in a full-sized bag. Tasty, sure... but not the stuff.
But for Halloween candy, Twizzlers makes these:
And I am telling you, these are not the same. The recipe is different, or there's something different that happens with the chewiness and juiciness of these things when they're cut "fatter." In any case, in the Licorice Kingdom, these things are so far beyond regular Twizzlers that they make regular Twizzlers seem like a box of Good N' Plenty. (AKA "Foul N' Nasty.")
But the bastards at the Twizzler factory only make these for Halloween, so I have to buy a pallet's worth and squirrel them away for as long as I can.
They don't usually last until Thanksgiving.