Shiny mint nubs with a fresh, crunchy coating and a spicy salty filling from liquorice powder, salmiak and peppermint oil. The surprising combination leaves you wanting more.
* Salty liquorice, salmiak liquorice or salmiac liquorice, is a variety of liquorice flavoured with the ingredient "salmiak salt", and is a common confection found in the Nordic countries, Benelux, and northern Germany.
Founded in 1890 in Amsterdam by Gerrit van Voornveld the factory soon captured a central position in the market. During the 1890s an influenza epidemic caused a tremendous increase of the demand for cough suppressing liquorice. Van Voornveld's liquorice recipe proved to be the perfect remedy against an aching throat and lyrax. At the beginning of the new century, the liquorice factory was taken over and the new owners renamed it in Venco (Voornveld and Companions). The new name was a tribute to the founder of the company. After 1945 in the wake of the fusion between Venco and Red Band the factory moved to Roosendaal. Today Venco is a leading liquorice brand in the Netherlands which becomes increasingly popular abroad.