Liquorice has been believed to possess curative, even mystical powers. Liquorice has in the past been used to protect against evil spirits, and it has served as a remedy for stomach pains, cough and lung infections. Today fortunately you can get liquorice from the shelves of stores, without the need of pretending to be ill.
The main raw material is of course liquorice root. Liquorice is a plant that grows wild on the mountain slopes in southern Europe and Asia. Liquorice root is processed onto liquorice extract. Other basic ingredients are wheat flour, syrup and anise.
The famous, wonderfully soft Panda liquorice is prepared by a conventional cooking method, in which the raw materials are boiled onto dough and then compressed into their form in accordance with the liquorice master Väinö Hilden’s legacy recipe.
Liquorice production began in 1927 in Vaajakoski, western Finland. And to this day, Panda’s liquorice has reached the market leader position in liquorice products.