Salty or sweet licorice as long as it's Black I've loved it since childhood. This blog for www.marinamarket.com will review Dutch licorice from Holland as well as German, Danish,Norwegian Finnish licorice & Chocolate bars. Grocery items from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Indonesia -the world inclusive-will be reviewed. Brands include Toro, Honig,Conimex, Maggi,Knorr,Ferrero Kinder. Come inside and take a look! Home of The Licorice Shrine seen on KING5 Evening Magazine
IFA are pastilles with real liquorice launched in 1930, originally endorsed by the well known Norwegian opera singer Ivar F. Andresen. Ivar Frithiof Andresen was a Norwegian opera singer.
By some called "the voice of the century", Andresen was the first Norwegian to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. A bass, he was considered one of the best Wagner-interpreters of his time.
In Norway, he is today probably best known for adorning the box of the cough drop brand "IFA", produced by Nidar. Since the 1930s Andresen's face has been seen on the package, along with a quote recommending the product to "singers, public speakers, smokers, and athletes." Wiki
IFA (pronounced as a word I-FA) is a very popular black licorice pastille. It does come in a variety of flavors such as the sugar-free licorice and strawberry and the sugar-free licorice and chili pepper.
Doc 'contains menthol, which is a soothing ingredient with good effects. Menthol is known to relieve both a sore throat and cough and, in addition to opening up a tight nose. In addition to menthol, the pastilles also contain licorice, anise, fennel, eucalyptus, honey, fennel, acerola and c vitamins, which are also ingredients that are known to have positive effects."