Danish Sweets

Denmark is not a noted exporter of candies, but Danes eat more candy per capita than in other countries.

Chocolate – Denmark has a long tradition of producing delicious chocolate known worldwide, most famous brand is Anthon Berg.

Licorice - a very popular herb extraction in Denmark used for a number of widely available sweets, but also ice cream, desserts and in some dishes as well. Salmiaklakrids, flavored with salmiak, and salty Salt lakrids are typical Danish candy. Denmark produces some of the strongest licorice in the world and many Danes have a tendency to put licorice (“lakrids” in Danish) on everything, which foreigners sometimes really can’t understand.

Wine gums - while similar looking and often similar branded as in other European countries, Danish wine gums are much less sweet and have more texture.

Marzipan - a typical treat for Christmas, but enjoyed year round and also exported. Marzipan in Denmark is typically less sweet and with a higher content of almonds than what you normally find elsewhere. The largest and best known exporter is Anthon Berg. In Denmark, only Ægte Marcipan (True Marzipan) is required to contain almonds.

Scandinavian Goods