Why are Twizzlers so weird in Canada? In the U.S. cherry Twizzlers look like the picture on the left, but in Canada, they look like they do on the right. But the packaging isn't the problem, it's the inside. Canadian Twizzlers taste like Red Vine licorice, which while more authentic, taste stale and gross. I'm sure the U.S. version contains more sugar and other bad stuff, but at least it has some flavour.
Plus Twizzlers are alarmingly expensive here (much like beer, but I'll get into that some other time). It's like you're always buying them at the movie theatre.
And the last thing that bothers me is that convenience stores sell individual ropes in giant plastic bags where you have to reach in and touch the other licorice. Now anyone who knows me probably knows I'm not famous for my hygiene, but I am not sticking my hand in a clear plastic bag for a rope of bad Twizzlers. Toronto may be a clean city, but I don't think the people who buy individual licorice are the kind of people I want to share germs with. At least not yet.
Canadian Twizzlers get 0 Hortons.