Win-win. If you guys don’t like it but Mom does,That means she’ll be less likely to get the stuff you like.
Sterling has standards?!?
What mother asks? We wait til the kids are asleep and get the good stuff…heh heh heh.
I always thought black licorice is the only one until I visited the USA. Never got used to the red licorice and still love the black.
I would ALWAYS hoard the licorice from the candy bowl at our firm’s entry. Red are plastic ties. I met an incredible redhead who took me to task for stealing HER licorice candy. (:-)
If it is not black and not liquorice flavored, it is NOT liquorice.
Though the real thing can be found in the USA, most of what we have is the imitation. That being said, I like both… but the real thing is for some an “acquired taste”.
The real stuff is also low-grade toxic. It can be fatal, but you’d have to eat multiple bags every day for many weeks before any negative effects would manifest.
I hate black licorice. Like chewing on tar.
HEY! Licorice is the best!
Hey! Why are we picking on Mom?! Callard & Bowser licorice toffees were the best!
Up until now, she was the coolest mom ever..!
I like how Mom is getting a collective stink eye in the 4th panel.
A free supply of that “candy” made by Michelin Tire off-cuts to bribe-persuade-distract your mother? A kid couldn’t have a better scenario.
My mother liked black licorice too. I tried it…didn’t like it.
Even the dad’s leaning in with a look of “…really?”
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of licorice of any color.
There used to be a small Mom and Pop grocery store in Eugene, Oregon, where my sister and I used to go to get our jelly beans. They had a glass container filled with all black ones! Yum!
I was pretty little when Mom and I were sampling some mixed candies someone had sent us. I reached for a black one. “You might not..” Mom started to say. “Oh, you DO!”
There was always someone who was handing out Good n Plenty or bags of Allsorts, likely because they liked liquorice, and there would always be leftovers….
The only people that like black licorice at my house are me and the dogs.
Lord, how I miss Switzer’s Licorice. Looked like tire tread but tasted great. Even better were those nights when a thermal inversion would settle over the St. Louis riverfront and the smell of licorice was everywhere. Diabetics had to hold their breath all the way from the office to the parking lot. Good times.
Remember those awful things that were supposed to be ‘cigars’?
How is everyone ignoring the fact that the seagull keeps getting in the house?
I love black licorice!
That’s what Moms are for. to eat the candy you don’t want. Dads are the ones that will take from the best candy bars you get, as the the Alpha Wolves that they are……
Oh that ’s rich, coming from Sterling!
I love how they have all the candy lined up by type. I remember doing that.
Not candy. And, it’s deadly.
Did you leave some for the gulls?
I like black licorice also.
We had no trick or treaters at our house last night.
Thank you! I love black licorice and am tired of seeing it only put down.
I am enthralled by Sterling; who seems to respond to mass ingestion of sugar by becoming more thoughtful, and at least superficially rational. He is using complete sentences and expressing complex concepts. “But at what cost?” is the most cohesive logic I have ever heard from him! I hope he becomes a philosophical “Popeye” who’s intellectual capacity vastly expands when he powers down a couple of pillow cases of candy. Just as spinach makes Popeye’s muscles explode, candy makes Sterling’s brain hyper powerful and causes him to become inert and sagacious.
Even the gull agrees. GULLS EAT EVERYTHING!!!(Except black licorice)
Nobody else noticed the negative reaction from Dad?
So do I. Hard to find any liquorice much less black.
As a Dutch guy I have to agree with mom. Also, no shortage of black licorice here. It is one of the most common candy here and they come in all sorts. In fact, eating them right now.
Black liquorice is the best! Unfortunately I mustn’t eat it (not much at a time anyway).
Sterling eats grasshoppers but he is disgusted by black licorice.
April 15, 2016