I was having a conversation today that
started as a result of the origin of candy names today, and we got to talking about the candy Nibs.
They’re those cut up solid licorice strips that are little “nibs” of licorice. Well the true origin
of the name Nibs is that they were originally made of black licorice and in the shape of babies,
and the package read in clear letters, Nigger Babies. It’s fairly obvious as to why they were
forced to abandon their marketing tool, and now we’re left with red licorice Nibs. I believe they
make black licorice ones too. Just a little thought for food on this Halloween. Be careful who you
tell though, you could get your ass kicked.