Good & Plenty
What: Chewy, licorice-flavored bits housed in a thin candy shell.
Basics: Good & Plenty, first manufactured at the end of the 19th century, is one of the country’s oldest continuously produced brands. Fans like the contrast between the sweet candy shell and the pungent licorice flavor (but licorice is polarizing, so unless you’re traveling alone, you’d be well advised to carry alternatives).
Trivia: The oblong candies come in white and deep pink. That rosy hue comes from two ingredients: Red 40 and K-carmine, the latter of which is derived from the crushed bodies of female cochineal, or scale, insects.
Price: About $1 to $2.49 for a 6-ounce box