NEW MILFORD, conn. — American Licorice Co., maker of the Red Vines and Sour Punch brands, has acquired Torie & Howard, a New Milford, Conn.-based confectionery brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Launched in 2012 by co-founders Torie Burke and Howard Slatkin, Torie & Howard offers a range of hard and chewy candies made with organic ingredients. Its products are allergen friendly, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.
Ms. Burke will join the American Licorice team to continue developing the brand, the company said.
The acquisition is the latest in a series of American Licorice investments, including a minority investment in Theo Chocolate Inc., an organic, fair trade chocolate brand, and Mindful Nourishment, LLC, maker of the nutritional snack Zing bars.