Address: 803 Q Street Lincoln, NE 68508 View Map
Phone: 1-800-Licorice (542-6742)
Store Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 6:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Sundays and major holidays

About Us

Licorice International is the largest specialty retailer of imported licorice in the United States. The company distributes licorice from 14 countries through its website and retail store in Lincoln, Nebraska and offers a Licorice-of-the-Month Club.

Entrance: 8Th Street, across from Buzzard Billy's Restaurant

Parking: Free 1 hour parking in the garage at 9Th and Q Streets


 Elizabeth Erlandson and Ardith Stuertz
The Licorice Ladies

Licorice International FAQ

Where is the Licorice International Store located and is it open the public?
Licorice International is located at 803 Q Street in the Haymarket and we are open to the public Monday through Friday 9:30 to 6:00. On Saturdays we are open from 10 to 5. After May 1 through the middle of October we are open on Saturday 9:00 to 5:00. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

Does Licorice International sell any products other than licorice?
Licorice International offers the largest selection of licorice in the United States both online and in our shop. We offer nearly 160 types of licorice from 14 countries. In addition, our store stocks a line of fine chocolates as well as other gourmet foods, candy dishes, aromatherapy products and culinary herbs.

What’s the difference between red and black licorice, besides color?
Real licorice, which is in black licorice candy, is made from the roots of the licorice plant, which can also be spelled liquorice. Red licorice isn’t really licorice at all, except in name. It’s just a red candy, which can be made with many different flavorings, including strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and cinnamon. Despite similarities in taste, licorice is not related to anise or fennel.

Does Licorice have any health benefits?
Yes, licorice provides various health benefits. It is especially useful in fighting bronchitis, upper respiratory catarrh, and coughs. It stimulates mucus production and helps to loosen sticky phlegm. It also contains a chemical that has cough-suppressant properties. Licorice also helps reduce stomach acid and increases mucus secretion in the gastric tract, soothing irritation and inflammation. It may also shorten the healing time of mouth ulcers. To learn more about these health benefits click here

How is licorice made?
Candy manufacturers use two methods to create licorice. Smaller companies cook the ingredients together (such as sugar and licorice extract) and pour it into molds that are filled with corn starch. The corn starch makes it easy to remove the finished candy. Larger companies use the licorice rope extrusion process, in which a mixture of licorice root extract is boiled to an exact temperature, at which time colors and flavors are added and the mixture is cooked slowly until it has the consistency of dough. The mixture is then passed through an extruder, where the dough is forced out of tiny holes and forms long ropes. These ropes are then cut into pieces. And remember, real licorice contains licorice root as one of the ingredients. You can choose from lots of different kinds of licorice at

Read What Our Customers Are Saying

"Best Ever"
I have never seen so many choices, flavors, variety of licorice under one roof. Would not be a place for children with "wandering hands." I realize most parents have their little ones under a strict "don't touch" rule, but the candy is so reachable. The ladies there were the sweetest, kindest ever. We told them we had a place to check out and we would be back. Asked where we were going and then told us how to get to the store! They even remembered us when we came back. That makes us feel special.
~Kim E.

"What a Nice Surprise"
On my most recent business trip to Lincoln I found myself with a little extra time on my hands. I decided to wander around the Haymarket district and came upon Licorice International. What a cute little shop! They have a large assortment of licorice from various countries. The clerk was so pleasant to talk to. I just couldn't resist and purchased four different items. I am pretty sure that I can say this will be a regular stop each time I am in Lincoln. ~KP75033

"Great Selection and Free Samples"
Traveled to Nebraska for extended family. Stopped by Licorice International to take home to family in Oregon. Samples were plentiful and the attendant was willing to give me a sample of anything on the shelves. Great place to try licorice from all over the world. ~ Slider749

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