Twizzlers vs. Red Vines (Plus Mr. Pibb)


I’ve heard before that people on the West Coast prefer Red Vines & people on the East Coast prefer Twizzlers. But, what about someone like me. I live in St. Louis, MO; which is smack dab in the middle of the country. Which really is the ultimate licorice candy?


The Shape:

Twizzlers are on the left, Red Vines on the Right. Twizzlers are much shinier. They also have one flat side, unlike the Red Vines, which are circular. They both have thee exact same twists. And they are both about identical in length.



These are very familiar. I’ve had these several times in my youth. They are soft & chewy with a hint of some sweet strawberry flavor.

Red Vines:

I’ve only had Red Vines a handful of times. I have to say, I really am enjoying these. These seem a little sweeter than the Twizzlers. But, I can’t really come up with a flavor. The bag is no help either, it just says original Red Twists. Since when did Red become a flavor? Al least Twizzlers tells you they are strawberry flavored.


Well, I would have to say that I prefer Red Vines. This is very surprising to me, since probably the majority of my life I’ve been eating Twizzlers.


Another Experiment:

Ever since the Lazy Sunday SNL Digital Short came out about 3 years ago, I always wondered if Mr Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious.


So, I got some Pibb, and I got some Red Vines. Now What?


After Biting off the ends and using a Red Vine as an edible straw, I realized something:

#1 – I feel like an idiot doing this.
#2 – This really is Crazy Delicious!! Who would of thought?

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably thinking that any twist would taste good with Mr. Pibb. So, final experiment, I will be trying a Twizzlers + Mr. Pibb.


Nope, it’s just not the same.


So, what have we learned today? It appears that Red Vines are my twisty candy of choice. Also, if you have Red Vines at home, be sure to stock up on the Mr. Pibb. After all, together they really do equal “Crazy Delicious”


4 Responses to “Twizzlers vs. Red Vines (Plus Mr. Pibb)”

  1. Review the World

    25. Aug, 2009

    I’m a Red Vines fan myself; when I was a teen and worked at Hollywood Video I’d eat ’em all the time on the clock..

  2. Jeremy Forsythe

    14. Nov, 2009


    I probably eat 3 bags of Red Vines a month..probably explains my weight problem.
    Hey, they are fat-free, right? Anyway, I’ll have to try them with Mr. Pibb.

    Talk to you later.

  3. Emina

    26. Jun, 2011

    Where can I buy red vibes?!?! I wanna try them (thanks AVPM) buf I have no clue where


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