For all liquorice lovers out there – the day has finally arrived.

The day when all of your prayers have been answered – you have an excuse to eat all the liquorice you want, because (and this is a fact) it turns out that liquorice is actually good for you.  While some may see it as the black sheep of confectionary, there is goodness jam-packed into the black stuff.

Black liquorice is the original plant-based snack and it offers some amazing health benefits. Much of the rich, distinctive taste of black liquorice comes from the key ingredient molasses, which recent studies have shown to be high in antioxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries, kale and luckily for us black liquorice, are proven to be beneficial for the gut and digestive health.

Darrell Lea, who has been making soft-eating black liquorice since the 1950s, use only four simple and natural ingredients so it is entirely free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. In fact, the high-quality molasses used in Darrell Lea black liquorice contains 75% more antioxidants than blueberries.

Almost 70 years on, today, as Australia’s biggest selling liquorice brand, Darrell Lea produces more than 40,000km of liquorice a year, which is enough to wrap around the Earth. On top of that, five million litres of rich molasses goes into making all Darrell Lea’s black liquorice which is enough to fill two Olympic size swimming pools.

So if you’re looking for your liquorice fix, then Darrell Lea has got you covered with their five high-quality liquorice products.