Johan Bülow is on a mission to share with the world Scandinavia's most popular and polarizing treat: black licorice. Lakrids by Bülow uses traditional black licorice—prepared using centuries-old methods—to make small-batch candies with flavors that are more familiar to international consumers. These chocolate-covered licorice balls have a fudgy, toothsome quality that is much more satisfying than the gritty or grainy texture you'll find with other brands. The company uses an especially creamy variety of milk chocolate that tempers licorice's bitter notes, for a balanced, aromatic candy. We love how the Coffee Kieni
variety has bits of real coffee bean for an added crunchy element—coffee's natural bitterness is a perfect pairing for the herbal flavors of the candy. You don't have to be a licorice aficionado to fall for these treats: Even Milk Street staff members who claim to hate licorice were surprised by how much they loved Lakrids by Bülow.
Net Weight: 125 grams
Ingredients: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, milk, chocolate liquor, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), rice flour, invert sugar, sugar, molasses, roasted coffee beans, spray dried licorice, glucose syrup, canola oil, salt, natural anise flavor, coconut oil
Allergens: Contains milk and soy
Place of Origin: Denmark