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Licorice Laces
Licorice LacesLicorice Laces are made in both red (strawberry) and black (licorice). They are roughly 36 inches long and are soft with a dull finish.

Licorice Laces history

Licorice Laces are sometimes called Licorice Shoe Laces probably because of a movie made by Charlie Chaplin. Mr. Chaplin had a special set of licorice shoe laces made to be used as a prop for his classic 1925 film The Gold Rush, in which his character eats shoe leather to avoid starvation.
Total Items: 6
Licorice Laces - 2 lb bulk bag
Licorice Laces - 2 lb bulk bag
$12.99
Licorice Laces - 4 oz bag
Licorice Laces - 4 oz bag
$1.99
Licorice Laces - 4 oz bag - box of 12
Licorice Laces - 4 oz bag - box of 12
$21.89
Strawberry Laces - 2 lb bag
Strawberry Laces - 2 lb bag
$12.99
Strawberry Laces - 4 oz bag
Strawberry Laces - 4 oz bag
$1.99
Strawberry Laces - 4 oz bag - box of 12
Strawberry Laces - 4 oz bag - box of 12
$21.89
  
 
Licorice Laces memories
 
As a child we lived in a poor neighborhood but it had a candy store on every other street back when candy shoe laces were 2 for a penny. They use to have what was called surprise bags for a nickel. Anyway I was always glad when I got the laces in my bag. What I would do was save my laces until I had at least 100 then I would braid it like it was hair and connect them all together and slowly eat them.
 
I use to make really cool hairdos out of the candy pony tails, buns, shignons bangs, you name it it was like hair me when every I would see someone with a nice bun or pigtails I would crave the candy laces and would do anything to get them.
 
That is why I'm sooooo glad I found your website so that I can now order that I can get. My sister to this day calls every once in a while to tell me she found some in some store here or there they are so hard to find the (real ones) I forget the company name who made them I can't remember if it was Heide or something. Anyway I'm now a very successful photographer and I still love my shoe laces. I'm glad I can order them now finally... yours thankfully. ~ Dawnita from Virginia



My Mom would give me and my three sisters a quarter a piece every Saturday. We would go down to the store and get 25 pieces of shoestring licorice a piece. The sales Lady would put it in a little brown paper bag for us.

My Mom would tell me and my sisters, We could eat all of our licorice in one day or we could eat a little every day. However we wanted to eat our licorice, but it had to last us all week!! Until we got another quarter on Saturday and got to go to the store and get more shoestring licorice! Sometimes my sisters would eat all theirs and not have any left, so they would do some of my chores and I would give them some of my shoestring licorice. ~Julie from Missouri


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