Licorice Twists History
Licorice Twists started with Twizzlers made by Y&S Candies, one of the oldest confectionery firms in the United States. The company began in 1845 as Young and Smylie, and adopted Y&S as its trademark in 1870. The brand was acquired by Hershey Foods in 1977. Today licorice twists come in many flavors from several different companies.