About Twizzlers Candy

The Twist-ory of TWIZZLERS Candy

TWIZZLERS Candy got its start at the Young & Smylie Confectionery Company in 1845. This iconic licorice candy gained generations of fans including Astronaut Neil Armstrong who, while on the moon, said: “I could go for some TWIZZLERS right now.”

The Hershey Company welcomed TWIZZLERS Twists into the family in 1977, and gave candy lovers a brave new world of flavors to enjoy.

As if a space shoutout wasn’t exciting enough, TWIZZLERS Candy made it into the Guinness World Record Book in 1998 for the longest piece of licorice ever made: 1200 feet and 100 pounds.

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