Panda produces one of the finest, all natural licorice producers in the world. Panda Licorice has numerous health benefits. It is vegan, all natural, and contains only four ingredients: molasses, wheat flour, licorice extract, and aniseed oil.
Part of what makes Panda different from other licorice is the use of real licorice in all its products. Many other licorices on the market use a blend of aniseed and sugar, which, while similar in taste, creates a candy that has none of the same health benefits as real licorice. The health-benefits of licorice have been known for a long time. The early Egyptians would use licorice root in tea as a cure-all medicine. Today, licorice has been shown to boost immune systems, calm stomachs, and reduce stress.
Panda was founded in 1920 in Vaajakoski Finland. Then a largely chocolate-focused manufacturer, Panda was known for its holiday gift boxes. In 1927, Panda began producing licorice, and the company’s first soft licorice line was released in 1933.
Panda licorice comes in four delicious flavors: Black, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Banana-Strawberry. Panda is sold in bars and bags.
Panda was first sold in the United States in 1963. Then, in 1977, Panda introduced all natural licorice products, which quickly became the number one licorice in the natural food business. Today, Panda still uses time-tested cooking methods from the early 1900s to create great-tasting, all natural licorice.
For nearly a century, Panda has been creating delicious licorice that you can feel good about eating. Whether you prefer the iconic flavor of black licorice, or the mouthwatering sweetness of banana-strawberry, Panda has something for you.