American Licorice Co., maker of the Red Vines and Sour Punch brands, has acquired the Torie & Howard brand. 

Torie & Howard was co-founded by Torie Burke and Howard Slatkin in 2012 with a pledge to produce health-friendly and socially conscious treats. 

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy and Chewie Fruities Organic Candy Chews were created to delight consumers with keen palates who crave indulgent treats with organic ingredients. The candies are USDA organic and kosher certified, allergen friendly, Non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. 

American Licorice noted Torie Burke has joined the American Licorice team to continue developing the Torie & Howard brand. American Licorice is currently integrating the brand and will provide more detail in the coming weeks.

John Kretchmer, CEO of American Licorice, said the Torie & Howard brand is a strong compliment to Red Vines Made Simple, an all-natural, Non-GMO Project certified line of products. 

Torie & Howard also complements recent American Licorice investments, including a minority investment in Theo Chocolate Inc. and an investment in Mindful Nourishment, LLC, the creators of the nutritional snack Zing bars.