Filled Licorice Bars from Fini

March 25th, 2009 by Rosa

Fini is a Spain-based candy company that offered to send me free candy samples to review. So I went to their website and drooled over their gorgeous candy photos, all the while wishing that I spoke Spanish. Fortunately, their contact pointed me to clicking the little British flag in their navigation bar, and voila, everything was in English. I specifically requested filled licorice bars, which I fell in love with while in England, and I now have more than I could/should ever eat.

Filled licorice bars are pretty ubiquitous in the UK, where they’re also referred to as licorice pencils or, in their chopped up state (below photo), as mini cables. They’re basically hollow tubes of fruit licorice filled with fondant. I’m not  fan of Twizzlers or Red Vines, but there’s something about the licorice and fondant combination that makes these addictively yummy. Fini has a large assortment that varies in size and licorice flavors.

The red ones were strawberry, the green was green apple, the white matte was strawberry, the orange matte was peach, and the fat pink one just tasted of sweet, as it was fondant on fondant.

The smallest (in terms of diameter) ones were my favorite. The larger/fatter bars have a too high fondant to licorice ratio, making them overly sweet and messing with the fun textural play on slightly rubbery, chewy licorice against soft fondant. The matte ones (white and orange) were a fondant-type coating around a rubbery center; those were manageable.

These aren’t fancy hoity-toity candies, but they’re tasty and addictive and get an OM. Unfortunately, Fini is still in the processing of rolling out their U.S. entry, so it’ll be a few months before you U.S. readers can order their products. If they update me, I’ll update you.

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15 responses about “Filled Licorice Bars from Fini”

  1. anat said:

    i love this candy and can’t find it anywhere. would they ship to the US?

  2. Manchego said:

    I love it too, and NEED some. I ran out of the stash I hauled back from my last trip to spain. Will they ship?

  3. Lesley said:

    I would love some of these too. I brought some back from France, and they are very good.

  4. Errica said:

    I love this candy too! I’ve been googling and found a company called Candy Spain that calls them Blowpipes.
    My favorite are the licorice outside/gel inside.

  5. Ryann said:

    Did anyone ever find out if you can buy them in the US or have them shipped for a decent price?? I also fell in love with these while in Spain and really want to get some more!!

  6. john said:

    Hi Guys,

    You can purchase from me. see my website and send me an email i can post products to you not a problem.



  7. Tiziana said:

    i had these in spain last summer. i love candy and i miss these sooo much. i would seriously go back to spain even just for the candy. i bought bags of Haribo Balla Balla Red, but i ate them all in a couple weeks!

  8. Anna said:

    Anyone know where to buy these in the US or of places that ship to US?

  9. Aimee said:

    This is in the US now! A couple of guys brought it over from Australia where it’s really big in February 2010. However it is made it Italy and Spain. The company here is called Sweet & Sour USA and we’re just getting going. Check out the website to get contact info… get in touch with your state agent and I’m sure you arranged to get some shipped to you!!

  10. Walter Perch said:

    Try Kennys Candy in Perham, MN
    They make the Aussie Licorice, Outback Beans and others types of Licorice….they import something from Spain and resell…not sure if it’s this same stuff though…..what they have is great!!

  11. audisho shino said:

    Inguiring about licorice candy

  12. Bob Millican said:

    The Sweet & Sour USA corp. is doing a great job getting the candy to the people. Check the website to see where you can get by order or seeing us at a special event, fair, or festival. Also if you are interested in helping to distribute the candy and interested in making money, go to the website and give us a call. If your state is not on the website call Peter or Eli. IT is a great opportunity and a great candy.
    It is INDESCRIBABLY delicious!!!

  13. Jerry said:

    Hey we can ship the Fini Licorice to you from Nova Scotia Canada. Check out our website for details. Cheers

  14. bob said:

    If anyone has a website or can ship some of these please contact me! I have been looking for awhile. Thank you for your time.

  15. Niki said:

    OMG! I had thes candies in Korea about 7 years ago and I have been looking for them for a while now! TY for the post!!!!