Food & Drink Awards 2022

Page 12 LUXlife Food & Drink Awards 2022 Sep22162 Over the years, Kouvolan Lakritsi Oy has made itself a staple of kiosks and hypermarkets alike with its delicious liquorice products. Never compromising on quality, and always delivering on taste, it now exports 20-25% of its product all over the world, using its traditional production method and a recipe that has been passed down through the years to earn itself an ever-growing market segment of people who love its sweets. Moreover, Kouvolan Lakritsi Oy is committed to keeping the oldest and noblest way of producing liquorice alive and well in cooking it in an open pot by masters who live and breathe their craft. This results in a fresh product that reaches the customer within an extremely short turnaround period, so that they can appreciate the liquorice as close to straight from the cooling rack as possible. Liquorice departs its factory almost immediately after it’s made, resulting in a soft texture and an uncompromising flavour that sets it apart from the rest, keeping itself a household name in the confectionary world by way of smart, innovative, and forward-thinking ways to fit a traditional product to the modern world. Indeed, operating with tenacity, efficiency, and quality in mind, it takes a responsible and determined attitude to meeting rising demand, opening a new factory soon that will allow it to maintain this; always developing new products it rejects the stagnation that can so often claim older companies. With Founded in 1906, Kouvolan Lakritsi Oy began as a soft drink manufacturer, diversifying into liquorice after World War 2 when it was able to attain the permits needed to supply the raw materials. Since then, it has been working hard to deliver the best liquorice to its market segment, growing repute enough to be exporting its products all over the world to Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, Canada, England, the USA, and Japan, and showing them what liquorice made with love tastes like. Kouvolan Lakritsi Oy Best Luxury Liquorice Manufacturer 2022