The Danes and Their Licorice

Friday, November 21, 2014


Ever since my wonderful experience taking a cooking class in Beijing, I have been interesting in taking cooking classes or food tours everywhere we visit. When I saw that foodtours.eu offered a licorice tour I knew that was the right choice for me. I love licorice and I thought this tour would be a perfect way to learn about the special Danish licorice.

On the day of the tour we met with Maria, our tour guide, and a Danish-International family who joined us on the tour. I started chatting with Maria and she told me about the food tours they currently offer and the upcoming Christmas tour. Both sounded amazing, but I really am interested in the Christmas Tour! It sounded incredible.

To really enjoy the licorice tour it would of course be best to like black licorice. It certainly isn't a flavor for everyone. I love black licorice, but J isn't so fond of the flavor. Despite this, we both really enjoyed the tour and thought that the length (2 hours) was perfect.




The tour began in Torvehallerne and started with a stick of raw licorice root, followed by powdered licorice root. We then tasted an amazing licorice flavored meringue that even J enjoyed. We then headed to Somod Bolcher, which is the official candy store for the King and Queen. I would have never found this store myself, so I'm really happy that we were taken there! After munching on their amazing salty licorice hard candies we headed back to Torvehallerne for more!


In Torvehallerne we ate an amazing licorice chocolate from Summerbird Chocolates. The previous day I had tried one of their licorice chocolates and they are truly wonderful. We then headed to Axoco for almonds covered with chocolate dusted with different flavored licorice. Wow those were strong!




Other highlights of the tour were licorice gelato, licorice beer, sausage with fennel, licorice tea, and licorice caramels. My favorite though, was the licorice mustard that we ate on a light cracker. It was so delicious!







I absolutely loved this tour. Maria, our guide, was knowledgable about all things licorice and the food we tasted was incredible. I loved the amazing options of licorice and thought that the salty licorice was amazing. I came home with a bag full of salty licorice from the recommendations from this tour!



The licorice food tour was 2 hours long and costs 300 DKK. Reservations can be made at foodtours.eu

*This tour was sponsored by foodtours.eu; however, opinions as always are my own. I truly love licorice that much.

I'm linking up with Casey for Fresh Faced Friday.


Have you taken a tour with foodtours.eu before? Do you like licorice?

10 comments:

  1. Haha, as a licorice non-lover this might not be the tour for me, but I'd definitely see how it'd appeal to you :D xx

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    1. Maybe you'd like the meringue or the chocolate. J does not like licorice either and liked those. It was such a great tour and I bet their non licorice tours are just as wonderful.

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  2. Luckily, I love licorice, as having lived in Copenhagen for two years you are pretty much surrounded (did like licorice icecream though!). My children would come home with party bags full of the stuff. That and marzipan, which they also hated! :D

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    1. I love licorice too and it was a great way to be introduced to the different flavors. I hadn't tried salty licorice before or licorice as a savory food. It was amazing.

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  3. Wow, how cool! I noticed in Scandinavia in general that people LOVED the licorice flavor -- especially black licorice! I never knew so many things could be done with it though -- like the mustard! This tour looks like it was really great and fun! Never heard about it but if I go back, it seems like something fun to do! :)

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    1. Yes, they do love it there! The mustard was so great. If it wasn't over 3 ounces I would have immediately bought it to bring back to Vilnius (we weren't checking bags). They do regular food tours as well that you could do. I highly recommend EU food tours!

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  4. I LOVE licorice. One of the things I loved about Copenhagen was the licorice tea...so damn good! i would have stuffed my face on this tour, everything looks just delicious, and now I have a reason to go back!

    Angie from reasons to dress

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    1. It is nice to know another licorice lover! I loved the licorice tea in Copenhagen also - and I brought a box back. The tour was SO good and we were given SO much food to try. You would love it!

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  5. I love licorice! Especially the salty kind- will have to add this to the to do list :)

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    1. It was really fun - especially if you love salty licorice!

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