From Biblical times to today, licorice has been used for its healing properties and enjoyed for its distinct flavor. Licorice Pastels are an old-fashioned candy that tastes as great today as it did when you were a kid. If you are not already familiar with Licorice Pastels, they consist of soft bite-sized chewy licorice covered in a thin sugar shell in pastel colors. For over 50 years, Marich has been making candies. Licorice Pastels are one of their classics.