Friday, December 10, 2010

Natural Vines Review and Giveaway

I loooove licorice. Strawberry is my favorite. I love when it's very chewy and sweet, that's the best kind. There's not many types of candy that I prefer besides chocolate, but licorice takes the cake, or should I say candy.

Natural Vines brand licorice comes in traditional black or strawberry-flavored licorice twists packaged in 8 oz. stand-up, gusseted, re-closable bags for retaining freshness.

Some licorice is loaded with non-natural ingredients described by numbers and multiple syllable compounds. Natural Vines brand licorice is made from all-natural flavorings and colors from natural food sources. We use no artificial flavors and no preservatives. So you can have a pure licorice experience.

In addition, Natural Vines brand licorices contains no high fructose corn syrup, trans fat or soy, are cholesterol-free, low-sodium, vegan and made in a nut free facility.

Black Licorice twists: Molasses, wheat flour, sugar, brown rice syrup, cane syrup, caramel color, licorice extract, palm oil, natural anise flavor, salt.

Strawberry Licorice twists: Wheat flour, cane syrup, sugar, brown rice syrup, palm oil, malic acid, natural strawberry flavor, beet juice (a natural color), glycerin, licorice extract.

I love that these candies have no artificial colors or preservatives, and are truly natural. It's very important to me that I don't put a lot of ingredients in my body that are full of added and unnatural things.

I was sent a bag of Strawberry Natural Vines for review:


I didn't receive a bag of black licorice because I do not like it, but a lot of people do. I really enjoyed this licorice. It wasn't overly sweet, but that is okay and even welcomed because sometimes we want a break from the sugar overload. The candy had a nice subtle strawberry flavor that was not overpowering at all. It had a great amount of chew to it that I loved. I really like the bags packaging, it's fun and festive. Maybe in the future Natural Vines will add some new flavors to its line, I would love to see raspberry and maybe even watermelon!

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108 comments:

  1. i love licorice! i would like to win this to try new stuff!
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  7. I love strawberry licorice I buy a brand with a panda on it at A Natural Food store they have raspberry to and they are so delish♥!

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  8. I would love to win this to surprise my husband. He's a huge licorice fan.
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  9. I really like black licorice...though I can totally understand your dislike of it. My son likes strawberry flavored licorice, so we would both be satisfied.

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  12. I would love to win this yummy looking licorice because you said it was tasty and I too love licorice and I could share it with my mom who also is a licorice lover. We love black licorice also. Not a favorite of a lot of people but we enjoy it.

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  15. This reminds me of the old fashioned licorice I loved as a kid. I would like to try this.
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  22. I would love to try this because I LOVE black licorice, but have yet to find one that is as good as this one that they use to sell downtown but now the store closed so I need to find a good replacement kind, so that is why I think I should try this! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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  23. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS MY FAMILY AND I LOVE VINES

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  24. I love licorice and eat it everyday. I love that it is fat free so I do not feel so guilty eating it.
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  32. I'm trying to win because I love licorice!

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  34. I really like licorice but I don't eat it much anymore because I'm avoiding artificial ingredients.

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  36. i love black licorice and my sons love the red

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  46. My daughter adores licorice in any flavor! would love to win this for her.

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  48. I would love to win this licorice because I love it! I would be thrilled to try a more natural kind as I try to eat healthy as often as I can.
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  57. I love licorice, so I'd like to win just because of that! But another reason is that I use black licorice to help me keep on track with my diet--I have a piece after dinner and since it leaves that black licorice-y taste in your mouth, you don't want to eat anything else and you're satisfied because you had something sweet for dessert. Kind of the same thing as chewing mint gum after a meal, you know? :)
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  62. I'd love to win...I love red licorice and I don't feel so guilty about eating it because its fat free! Yeah!

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  65. I'd love to win because licorice iw one of my favorite candies.

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  66. I love licorice so I would love to win and I would also share with my co-workers.

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  67. I'd like to win this for my mom because she loves licorice!

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  69. Licorice makes my toes curl and I like that feeling!

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  71. I love licrorice! I have had cherry ones, but not strawberry, sounds good.

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  72. I've never had strawberry licorice.
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  76. I would like to win this licorice, especially the black, to bring back memories of my grandpa (who we lost a little over a year ago) and when he used to buy it for me when I was little.

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  77. i would love to win these because i would give them to my mom who loves licorice
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  82. I'd like to win these for Laura!
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  83. I want to win because licorice is yummy.
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  84. I want to win because I love licorice.

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  89. I would love to win because I love licorice.
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  90. I would love to win this as licorce is my favorite treat. These vines sound good. Thanks
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  94. I would like to win because it sounds great. I love strawberry licorice and my husband loves black licorice. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  95. I would love to win this as I love licorice!

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  96. My husband has a sweet tooth and he can eat an entire bag in one sitting. THis would help him not feel so guilty. Thank you

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  98. I love licorice and they sound really good :)

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