Anya’s Real Fruit Licorice

An all-natural reimagining of the classic sweet treat

On one of our last excursions of 2016 to Brooklyn’s food market Smorgasburg we fell in love with a classic candy reimagined. Anya’s Licorice embodies many of the attributes we’ve all come to seek in foods: all-natural and made by hand in small batches. But beyond that, the brand has taken a familiar sweet treat and delivered both the ideal texture—well-balanced between soft and chewy—and …

Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice

A new take on the European classic features salt harvested from the Oregon coast and natural ingredients

To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it’s still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for the salty delicacy), the crew at Tillamook, Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt Co. set out to create an American take on salty licorice in partnership with Portland candy-maker QUIN. …

Lakrids

Johan Bülow gets to the sweet root of licorice

In 2007, Johan Bülow launched Lakrids, intent on making the world fall in love with licorice. Though it’s a much-loved Danish ingredient, licorice has always had a polarizing reputation abroad and Bülow was well aware. Wisely, he steered his efforts away from traditional candy applications and focused instead on showcasing the ingredient’s versatility through a wide range of unusual licorice products. Lakrids’ collection of small-batch, …