Est. 1898 Gimbal s Fine Candies® All Natural Black Licorice. Made with Real Licorice Root & Pure Anise. No Artificial Flavors. No Artificial Colors. No Preservatives One of the most recognized herbs in the world. Licorice was discovered in ancient times. Introduced to England in the Middle Ages, a Pontefract Monastery known for crafting delicious sweets quickly spread the popularity of licorice. Centuries later, original licorice recipes were brought to America and passed down through the generations. We invite you to enjoy our time-honored family recipe. Founded in 1898, the Gimbal family tradition.