Having tried them both, my only real complaint is that they play fast and loose with the definition of the word "licorice." Licorice originally referred to an extract from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, the Licorice plant. Then it referred to the rubbery candy made with that extract. Then it came to refer to anything with a taste similar to the original plant, most often meaning anise. That's how it made the jump to the familiar black jelly bean, which bears only a passing resemblance to the original flavor, color, or ingredients of the original.