Mr and Mrs. Colliander, both of whom were chemists, founded a salty liquorice company in Helsinki’s Haaga in 1951. The Collianders had developed a unique recipe that excluded the use of gum arabic and gelatine, which are common in most candy brands. Ever since – that is, over seventy years ­– Apothecary’s Salmiac® has been manufactured using the same recipe. Nowadays these are manufactured by Haganol.

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