Red Vines 1950

1950 - 1950 Red Vines® Are Born

In the 1950s, the company expanded beyond traditional black licorice by making Raspberry Vines. These new red twists were made with fruit flavor instead of the licorice root extract used in the original black twists. But the public dubbed them “red licorice” twists, because of the similar format and texture to the black. Today these red licorice twists are known as Red Vines® candy and are still made with the same original recipe.