If you ever visit the Nordic countries, you’ll come across
But it is a bit like Marmite, coriander, blue cheese, and
But the last 10 years has seen a change in the way we eat it. You see, some clever people had the idea of coating the liquorice with chocolate, and that made the salty stuff become a delicacy and something everyone would at least try once.
Whether you’re a fan or not, there is no doubt that liquorice is here to stay.
One of the first people to really study LAKRIDS (Danish word for it) was Johan Bülow, who went on a mission to make the world love liquorice.
He started creating the classic sweet or salty kinds, adding
They were told that it couldn’t be done – but their idea was an instant success – even my young daughters are obsessed and would rather save their money and buy a box of liquorice than any other sweet.
Many others produce tasty and delicious
Liquorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet
In Denmark at Christmas time we all purchase Advent calendars, – so you get a sweet treat every day in December for 24 days leading up to Christmas. We simply love the
So are you a fan? Let me know in the comments. When I lived in the UK there was a massive dislike for liquorice, – I just wonder if the Scandies have managed to revert the trend from back then?
26th February 2019 at 11:52
I had a really good look around the liquorice shop in Helsingborg last September! We were staying near Copenhagen and sailed over there. I was surprised by the variety of flavours and even though I love the UK-style sweet liquorice I just couldn’t bring myself to try anything new! I wish I had now.
3rd December 2018 at 10:32
I’m not a licorice fan at all, I’ve tried so many times. I just don’t like the taste of it, ha. But, it seems to be something a lot of people in the UK like as well 🙂 x