Icelanders love their liquorice, especially when it’s combined in various ways with chocolate. There are pretty much entire aisles dedicated to Icelandic candy in the supermarket, but one brand that gets reliable results even with the unacquainted palate is Djúpur, which has a soft, slightly salted liquorice centre surrounded by chocolate and then a crisp white shell. Stock up but be warned—they’re addictive.
Chocolate dragées with a liquorice centre.
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, cocoa butter, wheat flour, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, water, liquorice extract, stabilisers (sorbitol, modified starch), glucose syrup, vegetable fat (palm kernel*, palm*, shea, coconut), ammonium chloride, salt, colour (titanium dioxide, vegetable carbon), glazing agents (E903, E904, E901), emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), anti-caking agent (E553b), acid (lactic acid), preservative (sodium benzoate), flavourings. *Sustainable (RSPO). The milk chocolate contains minimum 35% cocoa solids. May contain traces of nuts.
I was introduced to these amazing sweets, and many other unique Icelandic creations, when I visited Iceland in 2016 and I've introduced friends and family to them. Everybody loves them.
It's our secret candy weapon. We would be happy to stock any of the Icelandic creations you enjoyed last time you were here. Let us know.
Even if you don't like licorice usually, Djúpur are amazing and almost guaranteed to convert you! A tiny cube of licorice, in a ball of milk chocolate, in a crisp no-melt-in-your-hand white candy shell, they are delicious! (If you are in the anti-licorice camp I do recommend that you don't **** them though, that's not how they'll win you over, just get chomping!) If Grapevine offered an international subscription option that included a pack of Djúpur with every issue, I'd be signed up instantly!