Candy store in Kungsholmen
Stockholm’s paradise if you love licorice
Sweet, salty, soft, or hard? Lakritsbutiken on Kungsholmen is the promised land for all liquor lovers. In the store, you’ll find everything you can think of when it comes to Sweden’s favorite candy – simply licorice at its best.
Oh wow licorice!, the customers shout as they enter the door at Fridhemsgatan 53. Here you’ll find shelves filled with black gold: pralines, pastilles, powders, sweets, and bars—everything in the delightful taste of licorice. Tuija Räsänen, the owner of Lakritsbutiken, believes that the reason why so many people remember licorice is that it has such a long aftertaste. It gives a strong taste memory.
Tuija is not only a licorice expert but also the organizer of the annual Lakritsfestivalen (The Licorice Festival), which she started in 2009 (Sweden’s first licorice festival). Nowadays the festival is held at the museum Fotografiska in Södermalm in March.
If you want to learn more, you can go for a licorice tasting in the store. Here you’ll get a detailed review of the history, manufacturing, and character of the licorice. There’ll be lots of stories, anecdotes, and of course, a tasting. It all ends with you making your own licorice in the same way as they did in the 18th century when the licorice was invented.
Welcome to Lakritsbutiken!
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Licorice, licorice, and more licorice
Perfect gifts for the candy lover
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|Tegnérgatan 19, 111 40 Stockholm, Sverige|