The idea for Kolsvart, set up five years ago, came about in a café business in Malmö. Founders Axel Roos and Nils Tenje wanted to offer licorice in their café but could not find anything exciting on the market. "What we saw was expensive products with dull packaging, and we believed that we could do it better ourselves," explains Tenje. "One day Roos surprised me with a batch of his own superb licorice; it was so good and they instantly set up the new business!" And so the Kolsvart brand was born from a series of coincidences and turned into a reality of producing great licorice for true connoisseurs. The name is charmingly selected, as "Kolsvart" in Swedish means pitch black - and that's what Lakritz looks like.