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Meet Denmark’s king of liquorice Johan Bülow

By Lars Roest-Madsen

Photo: Nikolaj Didriksen

If there’s one Scandinavian delight that puzzles the rest of the world, it’s liquorice. Salty and intense, the tar black treat has long been a controversial anomaly on the international candy scene. Armed with little more than a dream, one Danish man set out to change all that. We travel to Lakrids by Bülow’s headquarters to meet the man behind this dark horse delicacy