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HARIBO licorice – the ingredients

Without the licorice bush (Glycyrrhiza glabra) there would be no licorice. The blue-lilac flowering bushes achieve a height of 3 to 6 feet. The licorice bush is native to the Mediterranean region and Central Asian countries.

The root stock of the licorice bush

Lakritz Süssholz

The heavily branched, finger thick roots which have runners that can extend for up to 24 feet are harvested in late autumn. A complex procedure produces a thick, black liquid from the root, the starting point for licorice production.

Additional ingredients

Depending on the product being produced, ingredients such as sugar, corn syrup, wheat flour, modified starches or gelatin, salt and other flavorings are added to the raw licorice.

The consistency and formability of licorice is controlled by the proportion of starches or gelling agents added. The relevant compositions of all these ingredients results in the various HARIBO licorice products.

 

Licorice confectionery

Lakritz Konfekt

To create licorice confectionery, pressed licorice is combined with sugar pastes in various different flavors. This creates sweets with a number of layers, as in the licorice/coconut combination, with real coconut, one of the absolute classics of HARIBO in Europe.

Sugar-coated liquorice dragées

Lakritz dragiert

To make dragées a liquorice core is coated with a layer of sugar. STAFETTEN, SALI-KRITZ and VIOLA are particularly popular.

The production process

Fruchtgummi Herstellung

How the Gold-Bears get into the bag

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