`Why, SHE, of course,' said the Dodo, pointing to Alice with one finger; and the whole party at once crowded round her, calling out in a confused way, ` Prizes! Prizes!'
Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the salt water had not got into it), and handed them round as prizes. There was exactly one a-piece all round."
Although liquorice comfits are still well liked and easily accessible in the UK, comfits are no longer as commonplace they used to be in Alice's day. Typically, they would be a fragrant seed - fennel or aniseed for example - encased in a crunchy candy coating. They were generally enjoyed after meals as a digestive and breath freshener. But if you wish to emulate Alice with her box of them nowadays, you may have to look in some specialist stores.
Hoosier Historic Enterprises is an American store which specialises in "merchandise related to reenacting and gaming." They stock these beautifully packaged 'Elizabethan Comfits' in a variety of flavours.
Liquorice comfits are much easier to come by, and are sold by weight, in little paper bags in every traditional sweet shop in England.