Candy & Licorice

Candy & Licorice

The Netherlands is the largest consumer of licorice per capita in the world. When we talk about Dutch licorice, we are not talking about red vines or twists – this is hard core Dutch black licorice. We import a large assortment of licorice and we’ve got a “wall of licorice” in our store.
Licorice is often referred to as Drop or Dropjes in The Netherlands. The best varieties are made with real licorice root. Before the actual process of making licorice confections came along, licorice root was chewed because of its typical sweet anise flavor and medicinal effects.

Salty varieties are unique to Dutch black licorice. These salty varieties contain ammonium chloride, which is offset by the sweet nature of licorice extract. Dutch black licorice is made in just about every shape and texture you can imagine. From Flat little diamonds known as Salmiak pastilles, to Farm animal shapes, buttons, coins (aka Munten in Dutch), squares, triangles, bee hives, logs, cubes (griotten), balls, sticks, and pellets. Texture from very soft, soft, firm, and just plain hard. The significant brands from Holland are Venco, Red Band, Klene, Gustafs, Meenk, Mattijs, Katja along with many other minor brands or types. Click here to see all of the Dutch black licorice selections online.

Our candy selection includes a complete selection of chocolate bars imported and made in the USA, bulk wrapped candies, Birnn Truffles from Vermont, Albanese Gummi products, Ginger People ginger candies, every flavor of Mentos, King and Wilhelmina Peppermints. Haribo Gummies, Bali’s Best coffee candy, Winegums, and Canada mints in 4 flavors. Nostalgic confections and favorite childhood treats round out the assortment for young and old.

Next to our wall of licorice we have 21 colors of M&M’s in bulk. Great for candy bars or special occasion events that require color coordinating – also school colors. Last by not least – Jelly Belly’s in over 40 different flavors including their famous 49 flavor assortment. You can make your own assortment or enjoy your favorite flavor.

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