How to Keep Red Vines Soft

Red Vines, a classic movie theater sweet, are crafted in small batches and offer a delicious fruity flavor without fat or preservatives. Unopened Red Vines have a nine-month shelf life, according to the American Licorice Company website, but they may become tough and dry faster than other candy. Keep them soft and tasty by placing them in an airtight container or sealed plastic baggie and storing in a cool, dark place, like a pantry or kitchen drawer.

Bright Red Licorice Candy
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Red Vines are kosher-certified and free of animal products.

Heat Them Up

If your stash of Red Vines has become tough and hard, pop them in the microwave for five to seven seconds -- or a little longer if you like them really soft. A quick blast of heat softens them up and restores their chewy texture.