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jchristinahuh Oct 18, 2009 11:11 PM

I got hooked on salmiakki, or salted licorice, after spending some time in Finland. Unfortunately, I cannot find it ANYWHERE in the U.S. I've tried the Panda brand soft licorice sold at Trader Joe's. Pretty good soft licorice, but I want that salty flavor with it. Does anyone know of any place in southern California or U.S. online retailer that sells it?

[Also, if anyone knows where I can find Fazer lakritsi, my favorite kind of soft licorice, please let me know too!

  1. Pata_Negra Oct 19, 2009 07:38 AM

    have you seen this site? http://www.suomikauppa.fi/index.php?c...
    there's Fazer and there's lakritsi but not together.

    i live in licorice country and can't even bear the smell of it. pearls before swine :)

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      ekammin Oct 19, 2009 12:45 PM

      Where do you live? Here in Toronto we have several shops run by Finns and featuring a variety of Finnish imports. I'm no great fan of licorice but if I were, I'd try one of them.

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      1. re: ekammin
        jchristinahuh Oct 20, 2009 10:49 AM

        I live in southern California... which there aren't too many Finns around here. :(

      2. Paulustrious Oct 21, 2009 07:50 AM

        Salty liquorice is available all over Northern Europe. The most commonly available form here is Dutch. So check out any ethnic Dutch, German or Scandinavian shops. And there are also 'russian' shops that sell it.

        Salty liquorice is available in Toronto in Bulk Barn. (One of those shops where you scoop flour, cereal etc out of big barrels.)

        This is definitely of those love-'em-or-hate-'em foods.

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        1. re: Paulustrious
          jchristinahuh Oct 27, 2009 08:04 PM

          Hm... I'll try looking towards Canada for salmiakki.

          But wouldn't there be salmiakki somewhere in Minnesota? Aren't there tons of Finns there?

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