Jacobsen Salty Black Licorice

Enamored with anything Oregonian and delicious, I recently stumbled upon (in my mother’s kitchen) the most INCREDIBLE, tasty unusual, and delicious treat, made by a Local Company, Jacobsen Salt Co. A little background: my parents met and married in Stockholm, Sweden, 42 years ago. I also lived there as a 5 year old for a year. Soooo, I feel a connection to anything Swedish (add that to my long list of special connections: Oregon, Paris, hippy, etc..)  One of the many Swedish food loves is black licorice, and especially salted black licorice. It is definitely an acquired taste, but if you do like it, you LOVE it. And my mother is royally obsessed with black licorice and stocks up on it when in Scandinavia. So it was a treat for her to find her favorite candy made by a local company. Hip hip hooray!



Catchy name, classy presentation.

I waver between being a fan of salted black licorice and then, not so-much-of-a-fan. So I was hesitant at first. But this candy is beyond amazing; it is the most incredible, tasty, divine, delicious, random candy EVER. No need for chocolate if you have *this* in your life! Somehow, they created a taffy like candy that is sweet and smooth, with the added kick of flaky sea salt.


you. must


Jacobsen Salt Co. partnered with artisanal Portland candy maker Quin to create a toothsome black licorice with subtleties of caramel and molasses.  The Scandinavian twist is the addition of Jacobsen’s natural sea salt, harvested from the cold waters of the Oregon Coast.


the story

the story!

You can buy the candies at their online store, at Dean & Deluca, and at specialty stores around the country. Trust me, you must try.


Part taffy, part licorice. 100% DIVINE.


chewy delicious unbelievable candy.

i just died

One bite in, and I just died of happiness.


Phew, 24 in a bag, so 23 more left.


Oh my, a new dessert that I can’t get enough of. What’s your favorite new treat? Happy start to August!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. I love the story behind the candy. It will make me feel better about eating it. Great lead!

  2. Always a delight to read about all your “finds”. Born & raised in Gothenburg, Sweden & lots of salt licorice I had to resort to Ikea & sometimes “World market” between the “shipments” with friends & family. As I am in Portland, Thanks a million!!!
    Cecilia “The Clog lady”. Will we se you in October??

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