Well, I'm one of the latter--I love it. Jelly beans, Twizzlers, Sambuca, whatever. Have you ever tried licorice tea? Yum.
You know by now that I'm a supporter of local foods, but this stuff comes from New Zealand. It's made by a company called RJ's and the kind I have is their "Soft Eating" version--big logs of soft and chewy goodness. Not too sweet and full of real licorice flavor. Check out their website and see some of their other products--black licorice with filled with chocolate!? I have to get some of those.
I've been good--there's still 2 or 3 left in the bag. But they easily could have been gone after about 10 minutes. If you can find them, and you're a licorice fan, you HAVE to try them. You won't be disappointed. If you can't find them...well, be a good boy or girl and maybe Santa will bring you some next Christmas!