Licorice 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.
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