A week back I decided to check on the Flavors of the Month for 2015 and was devastated to see that my favorite all-time flavor (Cherry Pineapple) did not make the cut. My despair was quickly replaced with elation when I noticed that January's flavor was Red Licorice! I have spent decades consuming copious amounts of licorice. Red Vines, Twizzlers, Twizzler Bites, generic licorice from gas stations, you name it. If it's red and it's licorice I'll consume it. Unlike Magic Johnson, I don't care if my Red Vines are soft. They can be hard as a rock and I'll figure out a way to ingest them.
One time I even threw a temper tantrum at the Flamingo Hilton casino over Twizzlers. I sat down at a 3-card poker table eating my beloved licorice and the dealer tells me "you are not permitted to eat at the table." I angrily responded, "oh, so you're saying I can drink here and maybe spill my drink or I can smoke here and get ashes all over the table, but I can't eat my licorice?" Almost got booted from the casino that day...
So, last night I figured I would take the plunge and taste the Red Licorice Eegee. I had already read numerous online reviews of the flavor and they were mixed. Here are my findings:
Eegee's Red Licorice Grade: D
The flavor is meh. It doesn't have enough of the licorice flavoring that I would have wanted. They do provide you with a piece of red licorice which you can break up and mix in with the drink. That does add some flavor, but eat it quickly because the licorice will harden and possibly cause you to choke.
Eegee's Red Licorice Grade (with Red Vine chunks): B
This enhances the flavor and makes you much happier. Trust me.
Eegee's Red Licorice Grade (with Red Vine chunks and Vodka): A+
It is the perfect combination for any occasion (especially when you are alone reading a romance novel).