Keep a bag of Halva Finnish soft eating strawberry licorice, or liquorice, in the cupboard for a rainy day or take it on picnics and long journeys. The chewy, fruity sweets are naturally flavoured with strawberry and a hint of liquorice to make a moreish treat.
‘Licorice’ is the American-English translation of lakritsi, the Finnish word for liquorice.
Halva is one of Finland’s most famous candy producers and is one of the leading manufacturers of liquorice in Scandinavia. Halva was founded in the 1930s by Jean Karavokyro and Michael Karavokyro, brothers from Greece who left to seek their fortune and ended up in Finland. Their grandmother sent them on their way with her recipe for Greek halva, and the brothers started a confectionery business.
However, during the Second World War, the raw materials for halva were no longer imported into Finland. So, the brothers started making hard candies, caramels and eventually liquorice. The liquorice was so successful that it became the company’s main product.
Ingredients: glucose-fructose syrup (corn or wheat), wheat flour, sugar (beet or cane), acidity regulators: citric acid, sodium citrate, black carrot extract, natural flavouring: strawberry, thickener: guar gum, licorice extract (0.1%), glazing agent: beeswax.
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