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 sixty years ­– Apothecary’s Salmiac® has been manufactured using the same recipe. Nowadays these beloved products are manufactured by Haganol.

The powder is suitable for baking, desserts, drinks and cooking. Or to be enjoyed just as it is.