Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How to Spread Kindness Every Day

Kindness Matters

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Red Vines and Sour Punch Candy Review & Giveaway

There's something particularly heartfelt about gifting sweets in the age of COVID-19, just to show you care. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day across the USA so I'm excited to share about what old-fashioned candy maker American Licorice Company is doing to encourage others to smile more by spreading happiness with their Red Vines Peace, Love & Vines and Sour Punch Embrace Your Punch campaigns.

Grape Red Vines Licorice Candy Heart

Show Some Love to Others

Why not express your appreciation for a local healthcare professional or other essential service worker with something sweet along with a hand-written thank you note? Or how about hand delivering a candy care package to an elderly neighbor who lives alone and may be feeling isolated lately? 

Random Acts of Kindness Day is the perfect opportunity to cheer others up. One simple and inexpensive idea to let others know you are thinking about them is with some Red Vines and/or Sour Punch candy. Come to think of it, American Licorice Company's confections make a wonderful gift of kindness ANY DAY of the year!

American Licorice Company Red Vines

An iconic candy brand established in the 1950s, I have fond memories as a Baby Boomer of saving up my allowance to spend on this treat both at my small town's local candy store and when we went to see a movie at the theater. As I recall, Red Vines in the 1960s only came in twists in just two flavors: Original Red and Black Licorice.

Fast forward to 2021, modern kids have it so much better than I did. Today, these are available in Original Red and Black Licorice in addition to other flavors like Red Vines Grape Twists (pictured at the top of this post), Strawberry Sugar Free, Black Licorice Sugar Free and more. Available as Twists plus Bites and Ropes and sold in 5oz trays, 5oz/8oz/16oz bags, and giant 3.5lb jars, each type is low fat, low sodium, and Kosher Star-K Certified. 

The choices will surprise and delight you. There is even a Red Vines Red & Black Licorice Assortment called the California Collection. Inexpensive -- and depending on the product you're looking for -- available at retailers nationwide and/or Amazon.

Sour Punch Candy Mix on Plate
Sour Punch Image

American Licorice Company Sour Punch

My four kids grew up loving the brand's Sour Punch candy which was first introduced by American Licorice Company in 1990. Beloved for their soft and chewy sour and sweet flavor profiles, these were and still are a popular candy for kids parties and party favor bags. 

Even more flavors and varieties are available today. Mouth puckering Sour Punch flavors now include Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Apple, Strawberry, Watermelon, Grape, Rainbow and more. In addition to the original Sour Punch Straws variety, Sour Punch candy now comes in Twists, Bites, and Shapes, sold in trays, stand-up bags, and jars. 

There's also seasonal and holiday themed candy products such as Sour Punch Easter Straws, a wonderful idea to add to kids' Easter baskets this year. Like Red Vines, this candy line is low fat, low sodium, and Kosher Star-K Certified. An affordable gift idea that's available at retailers nationwide and/or Amazon depending on the product.

With so many delicious and fun Red Vines and Sour Punch candy items to choose from, I'm thrilled to announce that thanks to American Licorice Company we are giving away prize packs that include BOTH brands. Read on for all the giveaway details.


Red Vines AND Sour Punch
Candy Prize Packs 

Exclusive MBE Giveaway
~ 3 Winners ~

Red Vines Sour Punch Candy Giveaway

How to Enter this Giveaway

Thanks to American Licorice Company, THREE (3) lucky MBE giveaway participants will win prize packages which include an assortment of BOTH Red Vines and Sour Punch candy products chosen by the brand. To enter this exclusive giveaway Mommy Blog Expert is hosting, visit this MBE Instagram post. Contest open to US residents only and qualifying winners will be selected at random. Hurry, this giveaway ends February 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. This contest is not affiliated with Instagram in any way. American Licorice Company is providing the prizes and is responsible for delivery to winners.

About American Licorice Company

Red Vines and Sour Punch are the company's two major brands . More than 100 years old, the American candy manufacturer was founded in 1914 in Chicago with Black Licorice as its first candy product. In 1925, operations in the West were added in San Francisco. Today, American Licorice Company is headquartered in La Porte, Indiana. 

Learn more about the company and its candy lines by visiting the official website. Consumers can also keep up with all the news about both candy brands which each have dedicated social media channels. For more about Red Vines follow the brand on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. To stay up to date on Sour Punch news, follow the brand on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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