Apteekin Salmiakki

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Apteekin Salmiakki
Apteekin Salmiakki logo.jpg
Product type cough drop, confectionery
Owner Haganol
Country Finland
Introduced 1951
Markets Nordic countries
Website http://haganol.fi/

Apteekin Salmiakki (trademarked in English as Apothecary's Salmiac) is a lozenge-shaped hard candy brand of salmiakki, or salty liquorice candy, made by the Finnish company Haganol. "Salmiac" is an obsolete term for ammonium chloride, one of the principal flavourings in salty liquorice.

Apteekin Salmiakki was first sold in bulk as a cough drop or throat lozenge to pharmacies, where the staff would package the lozenges for sale in white paper bags.[1] Currently the candy is mainly sold in prepacked small boxes. It has been manufactured with the same recipe since 1951.[2]

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  1. ^ "Apteekin Salmiakki® Black Magic". Haganol. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Apteekin Salmiakki®". Haganol. Retrieved 24 February 2014. Mr and Mrs Colliander, both of whom were chemists, founded a salty liquorice company in Helsinki’s Haaga in 1951. The Collianders had developed a unique recipe that excluded the use of gum arabic and gelatine, which are common in most candy brands. Ever since – that is, over fifty years – Apothecary’s Salmiac® has been manufactured using the same recipe.