Which do you prefer, Twizzlers or Red Vines? This is the question that has plagued everyone’s mind for years.
Everyone has their own opinions on this, and I personally have gotten in some pretty heated arguments about this topic.
Red Vines are considerably more popular on social media. On Twitter, Red Vines has more than 64,000 followers which is 16,000 more followers than Twizzlers have. Red Vines also has more followers of Facebook. On Instagram, Twizzlers doesn’t even have an account while Red Vines has a lot of followers.
However, in 2019 Twizzlers was the best-selling licorice brand in the U.S. with sales amounting to about 102.2 million units. This raises the question: Does it matter which is more popular on social media if they don’t end up actually buying and eating the product?
TasteMade.com compares the pros and cons of both Twizzlers and Red Vines. They compare calories, ingredients, consistency, taste, and healthiness. Ultimately, they declare Twizzlers to be the winners debate. They say that although Red Vines are healthier, Twizzlers have a better flavor overall.
Twizzlers fans say that Red Vines are too waxy tasting and get too stale and hard and hurt your teeth. Red Vines fans rebuttal this by saying that Twizzlers taste like plastic and aren’t as healthy.
Personally, I think that Twizzlers are far superior to Red Vines. The taste alone makes me support Twizzlers because I agree that Red Vines taste like a weird waxy, chalky mix.
The only pro I will agree with about Red Vines is that they work better as a straw. Who doesn’t want to drink out of licorice? However, Twizzlers still work as a straw so they still win in my books.
There are some people who don’t like licorice at all and think we’re all crazy for caring about something as trivial as which brand of licorice tastes better. However, they will never understand the importance of this debate. In most statistics, the two candies are evenly tied.
Mashed.com even goes so far as to say “Maybe there are some things humanity was never to find out.” in relation to which licorice is the victor.