Lakritsfabriken’s Swedish Premium Sweet Liquorice

Tiny bits of heaven is what this is. It’s no secret that I love licorice, but this candy is gonna go into my Licorice Hall of Fame. This isn’t a sweet-sweet licorice, ala Good ‘n Plenty, but a lovely umami that has a nice chew and even nicer staying power. No instant melt, but each piece stays a while as it breaks down into bits. Mmmm, good stuff.

Each piece – about the size of the first digit of your index finger – has a natural-meets-geometric look to it, with a rough texture and sides that crash into each other like a slightly smooshed pentagonal prism. You get quite a lot in each 1.4 ounce package. I didn’t limit myself, yet I managed to enjoy this pack through two multiplex outings, with several pieces left over to munch on as I write this review.

Easy to eat straight out of the package, or you can get fancy and pour yourself a cup of tea, or a nice glass of vino to go with. Whatever your fancy, go find these. You can thank me later.


Denise Kitashima Dutton has been a reviewer since 2003, and hopes to get the hang of things any moment now. She believes that bluegrass is not hell in music form, and that beer is better when it’s a nitro pour. Besides GMR, you can find her at Atomic Fangirl,, or at that end seat at the bar, multi-tasking with her Kindle.