In my search for truth, beauty, and purity, I have discovered Amarelli.
Liquorice is the oldest candy in the world, and the best liquiriza in the world is made in the town of Calabria by the Amarelli family, since 1731, and still by hand.
With neither additives nor sweeteners, its distinctive flavour is authentic, and worlds apart from today’s manufactured candy that’s stuffed with beeswax, sugar, cornstarch and other additives.
I sampled three varieties presented in pretty little metal boxes with antique accents:
* Plain (for purists!)